Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Writing Workshops for Tomorrow's Authors

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Presents: The Authors Academy
Writing Workshops for Tomorrow's Authors

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore will be sponsoring writers workshops for beginning to intermediate level writers on Saturday mornings throughout the Summer. Topics range from the fundamentals of writing, to getting the final book published. The eight instructors are all multi-published local authors with experience in writing, publishing and teaching, with almost 100 published books, and 20 writing awards among them.

Sessions are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, in Delray Beach. The charge for each session is $25 per person for a two hour workshop. Register for all eight for $175, and get one free! Reservations are required.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 11, 10am - Noon
Where Does Your Novel Start? Show me the story and I’ll show you the book.
Instructor: Randy Rawls, author of the Ace Edwards PI mysteries.

Saturday June 25, 10am - Noon
From Idea To Novel. Plotting, the backbone of every book.
Instructor: Karen Kendall, author of Take Me For a Ride.

Saturday July 16, 10am - Noon
What a Character! Creating and developing characters that withstand the test of time.
Instructor: Sharon Potts, author of Someone’s Watching.

Saturday July 23, 10am - Noon
It’s Not Just Scenery. How to use setting to build emotion and drive your story forward.
Instructor: Allison Chase, author of Outrageously Yours.

Saturday July 30, 10am - Noon
Stay on the Yellow Brick Road. Keep your story from wandering.
Instructor: Jonathon King, author of Midnight Guardians.

Saturday August 13, 10am - Noon
Point of View. Whose head are we in and why are we there?
Instructor: Diane A.S. Stuckart, author of the Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday September 10, 10am - Noon
How To Get Published. Learn what it takes to get your work published.
Instructor: Joanna Campbell Slan, author of Photo Snap

Saturday September 24, 10am - Noon
Finding an Agent. Query letters, synopses, and the pitch!
Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day mysteries.

Contact Murder on the Beach Bookstore at 561-279-7790 or

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