Join us for this FREE 6-hour workshop that is open to all ages and genres of writers, from beginners to experienced. You’ll learn the fine points of crafting saleable fiction from professional authors. Refreshments served.
Our 2018 All Write speakers are:
Short Stories with Elaine Viets
Short fiction is experiencing a resurgence. Learn how to plot and structure a compelling short story, and where to find the current markets for your work. Elaine knows the book business from the ground up, and worked as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble for two years. She is a director at large on the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America, served on the board of Sisters in Crime, and is a past president of the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. She’s a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and anthologies edited by Charlaine Harris and Lawrence Block. Elaine won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards. She’s written 33 mysteries in four bestselling series.
Self-Editing with Rebecca Swope
Your short story or book isn’t ready for submission to an agent or publisher until you’ve put it through a thorough editing process. Learn how to eliminate typos and grammatical errors, and how to recognize and fix plot and structure problems. Rebecca Swope is a former South Florida Sun Sentinel writer and freelance editor. She has taught composition and writing at the community college and high school level.
Point of View with Jenna Kernan
Before you start writing, you must decide through which character’s eyes your story will unfold. Learn about the different storytelling viewpoints and how to use them effectively in your novel. Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Jenna Kernan, writes romantic suspense that RT BookClub called “Flat-out good.” Winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award and two-time RITA nominee, Jenna Kernan has published over forty novels.
Dialogue vs Narrative with Diane A.S. Stuckart
Every fiction writer needs to know how to properly balance dialogue and narrative in a story. Learn tricks to crafting compelling dialogue and equally enthralling description, and when to use which in the storytelling process. Diane A.S. Stuckart is the award-winning author of the Leonardo da Vinci Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. Writing as Ali Brandon, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series, also from Berkley. Additionally, she’s written several critically acclaimed historical romances and short stories currently available again as Kindle ebooks.
Presented by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
This event is part of the Writing Workshops series.