Maud Marks

Tony Burnett Workshop

Thursday, October 9
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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TITLE: Submitting To Journals and Other Markets for Fiction and Nonfiction

In this session, you will explore:

>Preparing and Perfecting Your Product
>Building a Platform
>Setting Your Goals
>Choosing an Appropriate Market
> Structuring the Query or Proposal
> Why Rejection is a Positive Outcome
> Time Management under Deadline

 


 

Andrea Barbosa Workshop

Monday, October 23
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

andreaTITLE: Flash Fiction

Even though flash fiction has been around for years, it has become increasingly prevalent in the literary community recently. Dozens of literary publications, both print and online, have shifted their focus to include (or focus exclusively upon) flash fiction.

Though the form is by definition extremely short, it is not a medium that tolerates fragmented storytelling. The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Flash fiction is meant to entertain. Explore new story ideas, new genres, new styles—whatever pushes you and your writing skills in this hands-on flash fiction workshop.

 


 

Karina Sokulski Workshop

Tuesday, November 21
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Title : Critique Groups & Feedback

In this session, Karina will discuss the importance of critique groups. She will cover how to find them, how to pick the right one and how to tackle feedback. Learning to both give and receive feedback will help you improve your writing craft in ways that may seem surprising.

 


 

Roger Leslie Workshop

Monday December 11
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
roger-leslie-award-winning-authorTitle: What Makes Every Author Unique: Voice and Point of View

There are only two stories retold throughout the history of literature: someone goes on a journey or someone comes to town. How then do you write a novel that’s original and that makes you stand out among other writers? By finding your voice and choosing a point of view best suited to your story and theme.

 


 

Martine Lewis Workshop

Monday December 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

11220059_1653219651627892_1583438743453189433_nHave you ever read a book that doesn't seem to start? How about a story that feels rushed at the end? Is your story that way? This session will show you the basics of story structure and how to better space your action so your story flows naturally.

 


 

Tracy Gee Sessions

Fern Brady Workshop

Thursday, October 5th
Time: 3-5 pm

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TITLE: Deeping Story with Theme

In this session, participants will explore different the impact of theme on their work and how use of theme can give their work universality.  Participants will develop themes and create problems for their plot ARC that help develop those themes for their current project.

 


 

Roger Leslie Workshop

Monday, October 9
Time: 3-5 pm

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TITLE: What Makes Every Author Unique: Voice and Point of View

There are only two stories retold throughout the history of literature: someone goes on a journey or someone comes to town. How then do you write a novel that’s original and that makes you stand out among other writers? By finding your voice and choosing a point of view best suited to your story and theme.

 


 

Lilas Taha Workshop

Thursday, October 26
Time: 3-5 pm

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TITLE: Taking a Look at Rhetorical Devices

How important is it to maneuver a way in the loaded field of the rhetoric? Do you need to recognize and differentiate between all devices for your writing project? This interactive workshop offers insight into choices of the written word to improve effectiveness, clarity and reader’s enjoyment. Participants will learn how to play with language to create believable characters and memorable scenery to capture an audience.

Workshop leader bio and publications

International Book Awards winner Lilas Taha is is the author of two novels:

Bitter Almonds 2017 International Book Awards Winner - Multicultural Fiction Genre

Shadows of Damascus 2015 Award of Excellence Finalist - Colorado Romance Writers

Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. Pursuing her true passion for creative writing, she brings her professional interests and her Middle Eastern background together in her novels (Bitter Almonds translated into different languages). She earned a master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

To learn more about Lilas, visit:

Website: lilastaha.com
Facebook: facebook.com/LilasTaha-Author
Twitter: @LilasTaha

 


 

Martine Lewis Workshop

Monday, October 30
Time: 7-9pm

 

11220059_1653219651627892_1583438743453189433_nTITLE: The Nanowrimo Community

Join Martine Lewis in this session which will help you get your Nanowrimo project for 2017 set up.  Martine will also use this session to showcase many of the wonderful features of the Nanowrimo site and community that you as a writer can take advantage of.


 

La Madeliene Sessions

Fern Brady Workshop

Tuesday, October 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

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TITLE: Plotting Your Nano Project

In this session, Fern will explore a variety of plotting structures and strategies.  Design documents can be as elaborate or as low key as each individual author needs them to be.  Come explore and try out a variety of methods and see what works for you.

 


 

Fern Brady Workshop

Sunday, October 24
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

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TITLE: Creating Maps & Floor Plans for Your Novel

In this session, Fern will explore how creating a map or a floor plan can be a useful tool for any genre.  By having these visuals, authors can write more consistently and make the transitions from scene to scene smoother.  Come explore and apply these fun techniques.