Major pimpage for this very awesome seminar from the:
a novel? Are you writing a novel? Maybe thinking about it?
inside scoop on writing a novel from published writers experienced
both publishing their novels and teaching about writing novels.
The Mystery Writers of America presents MWA-University, August 11, 2012,
at the Downtown Westin Hotel, in Denver, CO. This full-day, low-cost
is designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a
novel. The seminar is not genre-specific and covers the novel-writing
process from the idea phase to publication. The focus is on the craft of
writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers who
are also experienced teachers. The core curriculum includes:
- After the idea
- Dramatic structure and plot
- Setting and description
- The writing life
- Finding a publisher
The all-day workshop is open to the public and costs $50. Seating is
pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is
August 3, 2012
The seminar will be held in the Downtown Westin
Hotel, 1672 Lawrence St, Denver.
for more information.
You can find more information (and instructor bios) at the RockyMountain MWA Chapter website
And while we're pimping
, check out these two very shout-out worthy ebooks. Both original manuscripts got passed on by the big publishing houses and lucky for us, have arisen, reborn, on Amazon. Buy them both. You have my permission.
From Mystery writer pal, Jess Lourey, The Toadhouse Trilogy
Aine believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but
when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the
reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother and that she's
been living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind
brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home,
one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic. Her only chance at
survival lies in beating him to the three objects that he desires more
And from my Latina buddy in the Bay Area, Annette Sandoval, Spitfire
(love the title).
Twenty-eight-year-old Tomi Reyes is a documentary filmmaker who
moonlights as a receptionist to pay the bills. It’s a pretty easy
gig—until she receives an unexpected promotion, and her somewhat
interesting life goes totally insane.
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