Putting Excellence Into Your Writing
What to put in and what to leave out
to make your story a winner
Our pre-conference Writer’s Workshop starts things off on Thursday, July 16th at 9:00 AM. The Workshop offers writers a chance to get one-on-one feedback and instruction on advanced writing techniques.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a new perspective on the craft of producing the written word. Details coming soon! If you want to sign up for this great opportunity to expand and enhance your writing abilities to bring your writing to the next level, sign up for this special, pre-conference class.
This year, our instructors are Marilyn Meredith, Michael A. Black, and Susan Tuttle. Each session includes handouts and discussion.
Lunch is on your own. Individual critique sessions happen at lunch.
- 9:00 AM–Welcome
- Using Description for Setting and Characters
Instructor: Marilyn Meredith
How much is enough? How much is too much?
- Techniques for Building Characters
Instructor: Michael A. Black
What’s the best way to ensure your characters jump off the page instead of folding like cardboard?
- Beginnings and Endings
Instructor: Susan Tuttle
How do you start your story? How do you end it to keep the readers coming back for more?
- 3:00 PM–Workshop concludes
Each attendee may submit one complete short story, or up to 30 pages of a longer work (beginnings recommended–otherwise it can be hard to have enough context to give meaningful feedback). You are not required to receive an individual session.
Important: To receive a critique, email your short story or fragment (Word or PDF) to Michael A. Black at docatlas108 AT aol.com by June 1, 2020, after you have enrolled for the workshop during conference registration.