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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 […]

Pictures from the Writer’s Voice Workshop (2013)

Pictures from the 7 April 2013 Writer’s Voice Workshop We had fifteen attendees of the workshop and eleven at the dinner afterwards.

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.

Notes from the final prep workshop

111022_nano_prep_session3 Saturday, October 22nd was the date of the third and final prep workshop for the 2011 NaNoWriMo. Led by Crystal Blount (dreamhigher11), this workshop focused on dialogue and the use of dialect. This is Crystal’s 3rd year entering the competition. Won once; gave up once. She teaches technical writing for a living. 30 people […]

Finding your writer’s voice

Today we held an informal workshop on finding your writer’s voice. There were twelve of us participating; and, from all reports, everyone found it a very worthwhile exercise. The content of this workshop was based on the Fan Mail from the Future: Finding Your Writer’s Voice workshop at the DucKon 19 conference; that workshop had […]

Finding your writer’s voice

When I attended DucKon 19 this summer (the DuPage County Science Fiction Convention) to participate in its writer’s track, I signed up for a fascinating two hour workshop by noted and talented fantasy and romance author Jennifer Stevenson: Finding your writer’s voice: Fan mail from the future!. I wasn’t sure what the workshop would be […]