DIG DEEPER WRITING WORKSHOP
with ALL proceeds to benefit Bess the Book Bus
In conjunction with our Boomerang book launch and fundraiser on Saturday, July 12th, we’re inviting writers to participate in a pay-what-you-want writing workshop with 100% of donated funds going to benefit Bess the Book Bus).
Date: Sunday, July 13th
Time: 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Tampa Tribune Building, 202 S. Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606
To register: EVENT BRITE REGISTRATION
Please note: you MUST be pre-registered on the Event Brite page to attend this event.
Angela Hunt: THE PLOT SKELETON
If you were sitting in a room with twenty other people, at first glance you might think they are quite different. After all, people come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. But if you were to put on x-ray glasses and look at those same people’s skeletons, unless one of them had an abnormality, they would appear almost identical. In the same way, short stories, novels, screenplays, children’s books, and epic poetry may appear to be vastly different, but they all tell stories. And because they do, unless they have an abnormality, they have the same skeleton–the same structure supporting the story.
Veteran novelist and teacher Angela Hunt explains how to structure a story–any story–in simple terms, carefully illustrating all you need to know in order to craft a wonderful novel, screenplay, children’s book, or epic poem of your own.
For more about Angela, see: http://www.angelahuntbooks.com/
Roman White: FILM STRUCTURE FOR NOVELISTS
In this fast-paced, humorous workshop, professional writer and director Roman White will take you through the essential beats of a movie script and help you translate those elements to your work of fiction. You’ll tackle your story’s most critical turning point moments, milk its symbolic elements, and learn to think like a director in order to create great works of prose.
For more on Roman: http://www.romanwhite.com
Lorin Oberweger: THE EMOTIONAL QUERY
It’s tough enough to consolidate the wide-ranging storylines of our novels into a pithy query letter, aimed at grabbing an agent or editor’s interest. But what of communicating the real emotional core of the novel, the beating heart that makes it more than just a series of events but a series of events with MEANING?
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll find ways to convey both the essential plot elements AND the essential emotional elements in a query letter, helping to ensure that we’re not just offering a lucid account of our stories but a persuasive argument for why our stories MATTER.
Brenda Windberg: 4-D FICTION—WORLDS WITHIN THE WRITTEN WORD
With a combination of instruction and hands-on writing exercises, the dynamic Brenda Windberg will illuminate the path to effective world-building—whether your world is another planet or the local mall. She’ll help you create active, engaging description using sensory techniques and immersive language, and will guide you in ways to draw plot lines and other inspiration from the world in which your story is set.
For more about Brenda: http://free-expressions.com/about-brenda/
Christina Crall-Reed: SAY SOMETHING FUNNY
Every human does it – laughs, that is. If you’d like to do it more, or if you’d like to add more humor to your writing, you can learn specific techniques in this quick, hilarious workshop. Award winning author, artist and Certified Laughter Leader, Christina Crall-Reed leads participants in various laughter exercises and introduces her top ten humor writing techniques. At this giggling/scribbling/good-time workshop, smiles are included free of charge.
For more on Christina, see: https://www.facebook.com/crallspace/info
To register for this exciting event, with ALL proceeds to benefit Bess the Book Bus: