Write Flash Fiction

January 8-26, 2024

Presenter: Peter Andrews

Don’t have time to write a novel? Well, fewer people have time to read one. That’s why flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1000 words or less. Learn how to write, market and sell these tiny tales.

(Free for General Members)

January 13, 2024 on Zoom

Presenter: Scott Eagan

The workshop focuses on moving beyond the submission package and discusses what goes on when an agent is looking at your project. It focuses on the marketability of the project and what the author brings to the table. This is a chance to “get into the head” of an agent as we consider a project. During the last part, the workshop does take time to look at the submission package, but again, it focuses on how we are thinking about what the author submits and not so much the way the author should put the package together.

(Free for General Members, registration required)

February 5 - March 1, 2024

Presenter: Hillary DePiano

You want to write more, but there are only so many hours in a day. Everyone’s trying to do more with less time these days and writers are no exception. But there’s no one size fits all method because creative work isn’t always linear and we’re all unique with our own strengths and challenges. What you really need is a personal solution …

(Free for General Members)

March 16, 2024 on Zoom

Presenter: Maggie Marr

As an author you do the most brilliant thing; you create stories that travel through space and time. You place words, pictures and emotions into reader’s minds. You are also a business owner and entrepreneur. Your books are your business. Your business is the creation, management and sale of intellectual property. Join me as I walk through some of the legal issues that are unique and not so unique to authors.

(Free for General Members, registration required)

April 1-26, 2024

Presenter: Catherine Chant

In this workshop you will learn what a novella is, how it’s more than word count that separates it from a novel, and how to successfully craft one of your own.

 

(Free for General Members)

June 3-28, 2024

Presenter: Linnea Sinclair

Pow! Bam! Thud! Fun stuff for comic strips but potentially cartoonish when it comes to commercial genre fiction. Yet today’s readers—raised on explosive movies and violent video games—often crave the same kind of excitement in a book. So how can a writer deliver action that feels real?

(Free for General Members)

September 2-27, 2024

Presenter: Joan Koster

Do you lose track of what you write? Can’t remember what color car the criminal was driving in your romantic suspense? Are you always searching back and forth through your draft or last book for this bit of detail or that? Are you writing a series with shared characters and setting, or a complex novel with multiple characters, subplots, and setting details? Take a trick from screen writers and create a Story Bible as you write.

(Free for General Members)

November 4-15, 2024

Presenter: Chris Redding

Why are paranormal romances popular? What are the different types of paranormal romance? How do you create conflict within and how do you plot one? These questions and more will be answered by the end of his workshop.

(Free for General Members)