Have you started writing your novel? Want help from a local writing association? The Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America presents the third annual All Write event on Saturday, October 26th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library in the 2nd Floor, Cotilla Gallery. The event will be comprised of four mini-workshops designed to help novice and seasoned authors hone their writing skills. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at lib.nova.edu/authors or call 954-262-5477.
The Plot Clock
Discover the plot clock, which is a flexible template that can serve as a roadmap for your story. Joyce Sweeney is an award-winning young adult and poetry author as well a writing teacher and coach of 25 years.
“Trim the fat” of extra words from your writing and “tone” your sentences through balanced placement of phrases. Chris Jackson is an author who has taught American Literature and Creative Writing for 30 years.
Understanding the Scene
Learn the mechanics of scene, how to develop scenes, and what to do when you story grinds to a halt. Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars and runs the popular writing site Fiction University.
Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue
Hone your skills writing engaging dialogue that make your characters jump off the page and into your reader’s life. Miriam Auerbach is the author of the multiple award-winning Dirty Harriet satirical mystery series.