Dating for writers
Through lively lectures and writing exercises, students get a peek at the skeleton that gives structure to the stories that keep us reading long into the night.— Matthew Clemens Matthew will critique each writer’s first 10 pages and the attendees will engage in writing exercises geared to trends within the group’s manuscripts as well as creating characters, writing realistic dialogue, building scenes, point of view, and learning to read like a writer as opposed to reading like a reader.But the key to compelling personal narrative isn’t having outrageous experiences, it is how the writer has been changed by those experiences.
There will be lots of writing exercises, so come prepared to write like a hyperactive ferret. The children’s book industry is more competitive than ever, and working in it can be surprisingly rewarding.Additionally, she will lead the students in writing exercises and offer advice on such topics as creating strong titles and opening paragraphs, learning to self-edit, mastering proofreading, finding the right markets for manuscripts and knowing when and how to go into writing full-time.This session is limited to the first 10 persons to register.Please come with a laptop loaded with Scrivener (trial or paid version) if possible.(Please note: this session will be similar to the intensive presented in 2016, but prior attendees are welcome to come for a refresher!