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2019 Events


Fort Lauderdale, FL: All Write: Jump Start Your Novel

Saturday, October 26, 10am - 3pm
The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (FMWA)
Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor, Cotilla Gallery
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be comprised of four mini-workshops designed to help novice and seasoned authors hone their writing skills. Following are the MWA authors who will speak as well as this year’s topics: Joyce Sweeney (plot clock), Chris Jackson (writing), Janice Hardy (scene structure), and Miriam Auerbach (dialogue). The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please reserve a seat at:

My Workshop: Understanding the Scene: The Engine of Your Story

Scenes are the building blocks of a novel, but they don't always unfold the way we want them to. In this workshop, you'll learn the mechanics of scene and its troublesome partner, the sequel, and how to use this pairing to drive your story. You'll also learn how to develop scenes and weave them together to build strong and focused plots, as well as what to do when you story grinds to a halt and you don't know why.

Hope to see some of you at these events!