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Newport: Building a Loyal Fan Base with Jennie Komp

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop shows writers how to attract fans

Writers need readers to succeed. At the April 15 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast branch, Jennie Komp of Myth Machine will discuss how to build and nurture a loyal fan base. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library.

Published writers and those still wrestling with their stories will learn the steps successful authors use to cultivate those first thousand fans who will read everything they write. Says Komp, “It’s so much more fun than you think! Come as you are or get even more out of this by coming with a list of the most tangible parts of your stories (symbols, maps, clothing descriptions, notable trinkets, or anything else that’s memorable). We will break down the social media tools the experts use and you’ll see current, live examples. We will map out a plan you can implement immediately.”

Participants should come prepared to do some writing exercises.

About Jennie Komp

Jennie Komp has been taking apart stories to see what makes them connect with people for over 20 years. Her extensive background in live theater productions and start-ups came together at her first writing conference, where she saw the industry disconnect between authors and their fans. Her company Myth Machine is the next evolution of a publishing and book promotion concept she’s been developing for the past four years. As a development editor and writer in her own right, Komp bridges the gap between art and business, between writers and readers.

Thank you

Willamette Writers thanks the Anchor Pier Lodge, Sylvia Beach Hotel, Hallmark Hotel, and the Inn at Nye Beach for donating lodging for their authors and the Newport Public Library for providing a monthly meeting space.


April 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365