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Monday, April 02, 2018

Next Workshop Event for Janice Hardy: How to Turn Your Idea Into a Novel


Florida Heritage Book Festival Novel Workshop: How to Turn Your Idea Into a Novel

When: Saturday, April 14
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Where: St. Augustine, FL
Cost: $85 for a full-day workshop. You also get my Plotting Your Novel Workbook. 

Register Here!

This day-long workshop is hosted by the Florida Heritage Book Festival folks.

Ideas hit us all the time, but we don't always know how to turn those ideas into a novel, or what's the best way for us to develop those ideas. In this workshop, you'll learn multiple ways to break down your idea and turn it into a solid plan for your novel. You'll work on exercises designed to help you:
  • Brainstorm your idea
  • Find your protagonist and antagonist
  • Create compelling characters
  • Find your core conflicts and use them to build your plot
  • Develop your setting
  • Determine the key turning points of the plot
  • Discover your theme
  • Find the right structure for your writing process
This hands-on workshop will guide you through the novel-planning process and help you find the plot and story within your idea. By the end of the day, you'll have a solid outline (or guide for those who don't like to outline) to your story.

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