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Teens Strut the Write Stuff

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Meet back up with Tricia Mills and the gang to share your experience and successes with the "Summer Writing Challenge." Get feedback from the group and some pointers from a professional!

Speaker: Tricia Mills

How I Became a Famous Teen Romance Novelist

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Do you want to see your imagination in print? Is "novelist" your top career choice? Tricia Mills describes what it takes to get it done and issues her "Summer Writing Challenge" just for teens.

Speaker: Tricia Mills

Publishing 101

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

If you're confused, overwhelmed, or simply mystified about what it takes to get your book from your desk onto a bookstore shelf, then this workshop has the answers you need. Learn the basics of the business, including publishing models, what agents actually do, and how to protect yourself from scam artists.

Speaker: Kimberly Lang

Fundamentals of Good Fiction

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Do you understand POV? (It stands for "point of view.") What about "Show, Don't Tell"? Do you know what a dialog tag is and how to use it?  Discuss these and other essential building blocks of your novel.

Speaker: Kira Sinclair

Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Speaker: Lynn Raye Harris

Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story.

Speaker: Linda Winstead Jones

Creating Compelling Characters

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget.

Speakers: Rhonda Nelson and Kimberly Lang

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