CRESTVIEW "Never give up." That's the most important thing for writers to remember, Monticello author Dr. Anne H. Holt said.


CRESTVIEW "Never give up." That's the most important thing for writers to remember, Monticello author Dr. Anne H. Holt said.



Holt, who travels the country giving seminars to writers, will provide plenty more advice on Monday during the Crestview Public Library's first writers group meeting.



For instance, she will teach Crestview area writers how to polish a manuscript for publication and how to seek a publisher. She also will provide a list of common concerns when editing.



The group will regularly meet on the fourth Monday of each month, Marie Garcia, the library's assistant director, said.



That's good, said Holt, who has given presentations titled "Marketing Your Book" and "Prepare your Manuscript for Publication." Being in a group setting should bring perseverance, she said. 



"It will help them stick to their writing," she said. "They (can) form critique groups, which is critical to getting published."



Garcia said she hopes past expressed interest in the group translates to attendance.



"We have had a few people inquire about having (a writers group) here in the past," she said.



WANT TO GO?



WHAT: Writers group's first meeting



WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday; regular meetings are the same time, fourth Mondays



WHERE: Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview 



CONTACT:Marie Garcia, 682-4432



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