Patio Room, Faith Presbyterian Church
5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Our Next New Workshop is July 21!
Outlining . . . . there is no write way!
Are you a hardcore outliner or more of an organic writer?
A bit of both?
Come to our July workshop, taught by Anne Louise Bannon, to learn different ways of outlining or how to get out of that dead end if you write more organically
Our outlining workshop will:
- Show how outlining your research can help you
- Let you see how outlining after your first draft may help you finally finish that manuscript
- Show how writing more organically may be just what you need
If you have come up with that insanely clever murder and a great detective but can’t quite make it come together . . . this is the workshop for you!
If you want to stop wasting time playing solitaire because you can’t remember where the story should go next, join us!
Bring the outline of your latest WIP or your first page if you don’t outline and get feedback from Anne and your fellow sisters and misters!
Anne Louise Bannon has outlined and pantsed articles, non-fiction books, and novels. Her journalistic work has appeared in Ladies’ Home Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Wines and Vines, and in newspapers across the country. She was a TV critic for over 10 years, founded the YourFamilyViewer blog, and created the OddBallGrape.com wine education blog with her husband, Michael Holland. She also writes the romantic fiction serial WhiteHouseRhapsody.com, Book One of which is out now. She is the co-author of Howdunit: Book of Poisons, with Serita Stevens, as well as the author of the Freddie and Kathy mystery series, set in the 1920s, and the Operation Quickline series and Tyger, Tyger. She and her husband live in Southern California with an assortment of critters.
Place: Faith Presbyterian Church
5000 Colfax Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 90601
Date: July 21
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Member Admission $15
Non-Member Admission $25
Send your ideas for the upcoming workshops to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!