Friday, August 31, 2018

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

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Just a heads up for everyone who was interested in this full-day workshop. The registration link is now live. Just scroll down to the bottom under the writers conference schedule. It's the "Thursday Writers Workshop" for $80.

For those who really want a fun writers weekend in St. Augustine, my workshop is just the start of  three great writing and book festival days. Here's the full lineup:
  • $235 Complete Package: 2-day Writers Conference, with lunches and Literary Legend Reception  
  • $180 2-Day Writers Conference (Thurs & Fri) with lunches   
  • $80 Thursday Writers Workshop, includes lunch (this is mine)   
  • $160 All Day Friday: Conference, luncheon, Legend Reception
  • $105 ($120.00 at the door) Friday Writers Conference, includes Keynote luncheon  
  • $100 Friday Luncheon with Robert Macomber and Legend Reception  
  • $35 ($240 Table for 8) Friday Luncheon with Robert Macomber

Workshop Details: September 13: St. Augustine, FL

Thursday, September 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
World Golf Village Renaissance
500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine
$80 (includes lunch & workbook)

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

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

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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