Writers Project Runway V – Reach For The Stars
Date: March 30, 2019
Location: Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg, VA
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Presentations
Lunch (included in registration fee) Noon-1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Book signing and meet the authors.
Registration fee: $80.00 PW Nonmembers $110.00
Or send a check to: Treasurer, Pennwriters, Inc. PO Box 685 Dalton, PA 18414
List of Workshop Presenters:
Passport to Panic
The hows and whys of international intrigue. Setting is a critical part of any novel. Many readers like new setting they can learn from while reading a story. It can either make your story more exciting or hurt your story. How much is too much setting? Find out in this interactive workshop.
Are We Series-ly In Trouble? How to keep a series alive.
What makes us love series characters? How to keep your series characters fresh and fit in back story? Does your character change or stay the same? Learn the answers to these questions and many more in this interactive workshop.
Terry Korth Fischer
Who Said That?
Does everyone in Hoboken sound like a Jersey Boy? This workshop will help you up your conversational game by showing dialogue techniques that give your characters distinct voices. Utilizing language and speech patterns, you’ll learn how to reduce the use of repetitious tags, and write dialogue that makes unique characters live on in a reader’s mind after the book is closed. We will look, listen, and take a stab at writing together.
It’s Your Voice – Use it!
It’s not just the story—it’s how you tell the story. Agents and publishers look for distinctive writing. They want stories created with fresh, relevant, and engaging prose. Finding and then mastering such a clear, unique voice is daunting. This workshop combines lecture with short writing exercises to help identify and strengthen your individual writer’s voice. Find your passion. It’s your voice. Use it!
From Aspiring Writer to Incredible Author . . . Powerful Habits and Tools You Can Use to Enhance Your Writing Success and Rock Your Life
Do you have a problem finding time to write? Are you overwhelmed with constant interruptions? Do you lack focus and creativity? Do you suffer from writer’s block? End those frustrations today. In this workshop, Dr. Larry “Rock ’n’ Roll” Schardt will share his secrets to blast through those maladies, empower your writing, and improve your life.
Larry is a catalyst to help you supercharge your mindset, help you find your muse, and help you focus . . . So you can perform at your maximum potential.
Article Writing – Give It a Try!
Article writing can give traction to your writing – helping you hone your skills before tackling bigger projections, explore new topics, and expand options. From internet to print media, the field is wide open. This presentation will share tips and lessons learned to help you succeed writing articles.
Poet as Writer Submitter and More
Mike Lyle will lead a discussion in which he and attendees learn from each other. Participants will be asked where they are in the process of writing, submitting, etc. to allow him to lead the discussion in the most beneficial direction or directions in order to help meet their writing goals.
Writing the Wrights: Reflections on the Biographers Art.
As the author of four books on the inventors of the airplane, including one of their standard biographies, Dr. Crouch will offer his thoughts on the famous brothers and the varied way in which they have been portrayed over the years.
Every book begins with an idea. To convert that idea into a book, the author has to spend as much time or more on researching the era, the geographic area, and local customs. The tools of research are varied and go beyond what you can learn through Google. Whether your book is fiction or nonfiction much can be learned through your local historical association, old newspapers, courthouse records and personal interviews, to name a few. Knowing your subject not only will make your book better, but surprisingly, will expand previously not considered approaches and scenes to use in one’s book. The more you understand the actual time period, the more the book begins to write itself.
New to Writing?
What you don’t know about writing and publishing can hold you back. Attendees will get receive overview of choices for beginning writers, marketing dos and don’ts – including how to start selling your book before it’s written, preparing for that exciting first book signing, and more.
Put Your Feelings on the Page!
Readers want to be moved. In order to make them cry, laugh, fall passionately in love or recoil in terror, you have to show them what that feels like. This workshop combines lecture with short writing exercises to help you mine your life and experiences for writing gold.
Mini Read and Critique Session
Attendees are invited to share the first paragraph of a book or short story, or one poem for comment by published authors, publishers, and editors in attendance. Limit 1 piece per person as long as time allows.