Café Write

Planning to self publish? Interested in producing an eBook? Or are you considering more traditional routes of publishing?

Join Helen Baggott and Clare Donoghue for a morning of literary talks to support you on your journey to becoming published.


Helen Baggott

Clare Donoghue

Helen Baggott is a freelance editor and writer from Dorset. She has worked with hundreds of authors and helped them publish books using today’s technology – as e-books and paperbacks. She has also worked on community projects, helping to produce anthologies and collections that promote the positives of writing. Her clients include traditionally published authors, best-selling indie authors, and writers who are ready to fulfil an ambition of having their book published.

The development of Amazon’s Kindle changed the face of publishing forever – but after those boom years, are we falling in love again with the printed page? Why does today’s author need to embrace both formats and how do they avoid the pitfall of using a vanity publisher?

This talk will be of interest to writers and readers, offering an insight into what it takes to get a book on a shelf – virtual or otherwise.


Traditional publishing - is it for you?

Clare Donoghue's journey began with an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She learned all manner of skills, from how to generate and grow her initial idea, to character, dialogue, the use of setting and structure, not to mention editing her work and preparing for the dreaded elevator pitch. 

The course itself granted her access to agents and not long after she secured a two book deal with Pan Macmillan. She has published four books to date in the Lockyer & Bennett series and is currently working on her next novel. 

In her talk she will be discussing the ups and downs of traditional publishing, tips to succeed and the secret to overcoming writer's block!


Sunday, 26th April 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

The Old Hospital, Minehead | £10 per person

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY AT THE APPLE TREE TEE ROOM, THE AVENUE, MINEHEAD 


Café Write is based in Minehead, West Somerset but welcomes new and visiting writers across the area and beyond

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