Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm Teaching Writing Workshops at Context Con in Columbus!

Friday--Saturday, August 26-27th
The Doubletree Hotel

I often hear from writers seeking advice/mentorship  on craft. I don’t often teach writing workshops outside of a school setting, but I WILL be teaching at Context Speculative Fiction Convention this year, and hope you’ll check it out. It IS a bargain--$45 to sign up for the Con and $25 per two-hour workshop.

Here’s the low-down:

Release Your Inner Teen:
Writing Fiction for the Young Adult Market
(Friday, August 26th, 8pm-10pm)
Everyone agrees -- young adult fiction is booming. Many writers of adult fiction are interested in exploring the opportunities in writing for teens. But teen readers are among the most demanding readers of all. In this hands-on session, a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy discusses techniques for winning the teen reader.$25, 2 hours. 25 seats remain.

Engaging the Wary:
Winning and Keeping the Impatient Reader
(Saturday, August 27th, 3pm-5pm)
These days there is a lot of competition for readers' time from video games, movies, and television. This creates new demands for writers.  This session explores strategies for launching with a compelling opening and using voice, character, conflict, action, pacing, mystery and narrative tension to keep the reader turning the page. $25, 2 hours. 25 seats remain.

There are other workshops and panels available as well. Get all the info here

Register for the con here
Hope to see some of you there! 

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