Patio Room, Faith Presbyterian Church
5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Thanks to all who attended our workshop on October 13th! Look for more opportunities in 2019!
OUR PREVIOUS WORKSHOP (OCTOBER 13, 2018):
Character Arcs: What Are Character Arcs and How do you use them in your work?!
What Will You Learn?
Come to our workshop and learn:
– How to use Arcs to create realistic characters
– How many should you have in a stand alone novel vs. a series?
– In one or two paragraphs, describe your protagonist/sleuth and bring this to our session. Also, be prepared to participate in fun writing games that will help you elevate your characters and inspire you to finish that novel!
Jerrilyn Farmer is the author of the bestselling Madeline Bean mysteries (HarperCollins) and Murder at the Academy Awards with Joan Rivers, and has been teaching mystery writing at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program for almost twenty years. She also coaches private novel writing workshops, where she has helped many gifted writers to refine, revise and finish their manuscripts, and go on to find agents, land multiple book contracts, and win many awards.
How to Write a Short Story
Our April 2018 workshop focused on helping writers build up their skills to make submitting to the biennial Sisters in Crime Los Angeles anthology even easier. Participants worked on Structure, Conflict, and Character, and most importantly that critical opening paragraph that sets the story and captures the reader’s attention. Led by Nancy Cole Silverman, it was another success.
Our November 2017 workshop, “How Does Character Drive Plot?” led by author, actress, and voice-over artist Petrea Burchard, was an interactive exercise in tailoring character descriptions to character wants and needs. Participants brainstormed ways to add depth and breadth to characters-in-progess.
A fun-filled afternoon filled with ideas and inspiration!
At our October 2017 workshop, “How to Write a Novel Using 7 Simple Steps,” author and writing professor JESS LOUREY led attendees step-by-step through her P.O.P. (Pyramid on Point) method of writing prep. She guided a sold-out audience through a series of exercises—from how to isolate the story theme and then expand it, develop character and map setting, to outlining the basic scene structure before the actual writing. From new writers to published authors, attendes left with new ideas and praise. “Best workshop of the year.”…“I learned so much!”…“Amazing.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Jess!