Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Authors Academy at Murder on the Beach

First Workshop Saturday, June 11

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Presents:

The Authors Academy
Writing Workshops for Tomorrow's Authors

Saturday July 16 from 10am - Noon.

What a Character! Creating and Developing Characters that Withstand the Test of Time.
An interactive workshop that will explore the different roles characters play, how to create and develop them, and what makes them memorable. Hands-on exercises involving building your own characters and making them come alive through complexity, consistency, appropriate dialogue, and "show versus tell" techniques.

Instructor: Sharon Potts
Sharon Potts is the award-winning author of In their Blood and Someone's Watching, suspense novels about ordinary people in extraordinary situations set in South Florida. Her work received the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award for best mystery/suspense novel, as well as a starred review in Publishers Weekly. A former teacher-turned-CPA-turned-business-exec-turned-writer, Sharon is currently VP of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

Workshop cost: $25 per person.

And coming up:
Sat Jul 23 You Are There: How to use setting to shape your characters and drive your story forward.
Sat Jul 30 Stay on the Yellow Brick Road: Keep your story from wandering.

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. Reservations are required. Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted.

Reservations: 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net

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