Every book begins the publishing process as a book proposal. It’s a document that is often reviewed by editors, agents, marketers, sales representatives, and publishers. In this workshop we’ll discuss the key information you need to know about creating a fiction or non-fiction book proposal. We’ll answer questions like: What information should be included? How should it be formatted? How detailed does it need to be? How much of the book should be written already? and many others. Writers are encouraged to bring something to record notes, and their working book proposal document if they have one. This workshop is for new or experienced writers. It will be led by Andy Rogers from Discovery House.
Whether you’re an established or beginning writer, this workshop is a chance to engage in critical discussion of individual pieces and larger issues of poetry. Participants will be asked to share a poem or two and will receive a deep reading and constructive advise on how to take the piece to the next level. Space in this workshop will be limited to eight people in order to assure that everyone gets adequate time. Sign up by filling out this Google form. The workshop is free, and it will be led by the poetry editor for Structo Magazine, Matthew Landrum. Sign up today as space is limited.
Do you want to start a blog, but don’t know where to start? Or do you have a blog, but feel stuck, unable to think of fresh content? Want to build an audience and engage community? This workshop will answer these questions and any others you might have about the blogging life. Make sure to bring a pen and paper for scribbling ideas. This workshop is FREE and will be led by novelist and prolific blogger, Susie Finkbeiner.
Creating a believable world, or “dream,” as the late novelist and professor John Gardner put it, is the complex task of the fiction novelist. If the reader questions the authenticity of a story, they may remember they are reading a book and step out of the dream. This is the job of the fiction novelist: to be an effective worldbuilder. Not only is this true for fantasy literature with its rich worlds, diverse cultures, and intricate maps, but for all forms of fiction. Join Bob Evenhouse as he unfolds the layers of worldbuilding and helps you construct a believable world your audience will never want to leave.