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Prep workshop #4: Engaging your readers

First year co-Municipal Liaison Frank Dahlman gave a stirring and insight-filled preparatory workshop Saturday, 19 October at the Community Room of the Nichols Library in Naperville. After opening with a cute story about his daughter’s first soccer goal, Frank leapt into the importance of engaging our readers and began a tour of many ways we […]

Prep workshop #3: all about structure and plot

Roger Lubeck, Ph.D., author, editor and member of the Journey, gave an information-rich presentation on story structure and plot at the 95th Street Library in Naperville. Detailed notes are available from the workshop. Roger covered the well known novel story structures, different plot types, a discussion on handling point of view, advice on outlining, and […]

Katherine Lato shows how Characters are Story

Author Katherine Lato (aka KatherineWriting) led participants through her preparatory workshop Characters are story. This informative workshop delved into many aspects of characters: how to make them feel real to the reader, how to keep them interesting, how best to work them into scenes, how to handle their back story, etc. There were plenty of […]

Preparatory workshops coming up in September and October!

Have you ever wanted to write your own novel? Maybe you’ve heard of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the free, annual challenge that takes place every November, where writers and would-be novelists strive to start, write and complete their 50,000+ word novel in just 30 days. Last year over three hundred and forty thousand […]

Notes from the Oct 20 writer’s self assessment workshop

Author and psychologist Roger Lubeck led a group of twenty four writers October 20th through a writer’s self-assessment workshop to prepare folks for National Novel Writing Month. Roger, who is the Editor of the upcoming Journey short story anthology The Day Before The End of the World (to be published October 31, 2012), is by […]

Notes from the October 13th prep workshop

My notes from Tom Ostler’s October 13th preparatory workshop are now available on our NaperWriMo wiki. This was a fun, interactive workshop attended by 24 people.

Fall program details are now available

Our fall program event details are now available on our wiki. Coming in October we have three interactive workshops to help prepare folks for National Novel Writing Month in November: 10/6, Emotional resonance: reaching your readers, Nichols Library (Naperville): NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison Tim Yao leads this highly interactive workshop to explore how to plan your […]