I am happy to speak to your group or present (and customize) a workshop. Email me for more information.
Be SASSY: Writing with SASS - especially good for teens and tweens
We'll learn how to:
SNAG your reader
ACT your character
SHOW your story
SHAKE things up
YOUR voice is critical!
How to Make Your Writing Feel Authentic
This workshop focuses on the craft of writing and the concrete tools you can use to make your writing more believable, more real, and truly "authentic." We will answer the following questions and do a few fun, easy exercises.
Getting in Your Character's Skin
Do you want to write characters that pop right off of the page? Characters you and your readers really care about? We'll talk about how to get in your character's skin and create him or her from the inside out. We'll do some fun, easy exercises while we cover the following elements of "character building:"
Research is critical to writing an authentic story, whether it's a novel or a picture book. We'll talk about a wide variety of research and how it powers your story.
MAY BOOK LAUNCHES!
Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 pm: One More Page Books, Arlington, VA — focusing on All of Us (picture book)
**With award-winning author and long-time friend and mentor, Mary Quattlebaum
Friday, May 21, 6:30 pm: RJ Julia Bookstore, Madison, CT — focusing on Lily’s Promise (novel)
Tuesday, May 25, 6:00 pm: Books of Wonder, New York, NY — focusing on Lily’s Promise (novel)
**With award-winning novelist, Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Prior Events in 2021
April 10, 2021
April is for Authors
West Palm Beach, FL
March 18, 2021
Burnt Mill Academy
Harlow, Essex, UK
March 1, 2021
Read Across America Week
Sand Lake Elementary School
(Mrs. Dahl's Fourth Graders!)
February 28 & March 7, 2021
Beginnings, Middles & Endings! Whale Rock Workshops, 3 pm (see details at left)
January 24 & 31, 2021
Engaging Beginnings, Middles, and Endings when Writing for Children & Teens