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September 23, 2017
St. Augustine, FL 

Florida Heritage Book Festival
Workshop and panels TBD.


September 28, 2017
Orlando, FL

Free Conflict Workshop at the Orlando Public Library
When: September 28, 2017
Where: Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL
Time: 6:30 pm

Ask any agent or editor to list the top five reasons manuscripts get rejected and you'll find "not enough conflict" on that list. Conflict is at the core of every story and it encompasses a wide scope of problems and situations. Janice Hardy, author of Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) and founder of Fiction University, will show you how to amp up the conflict in your fiction. #writers


October 19-22, 2017
Altamonte Springs, FL

Florida Writers Association Conference
Workshop: Fiction Writers Boot Camp

Writing a novel can be a daunting process, but a little planning can go a long way to making that process easier. A few key turning points in the story can keep writers focused, whether they prefer to outline every scene or pick a story direction and write toward it. In this workshop, writers will learn how to create the critical elements of a novel’s plot, how to use goals, conflicts, and stakes to build a story and develop characters, and how to approach a novel in a way that will make it easier to write and be more marketable to agents, editors, and readers. 
Workshop: How to Bring Your Novel to Life

Great novels blend skilled writing with compelling storytelling, using a multitude of techniques to draw readers in and make them love the book. These techniques work together to build immersive story worlds, creating characters readers love, settings they want to live in, and stories they can’t put down. In this workshop, writers will learn techniques to bring a novel to life for readers. Use point of view to show, not tell, and draw readers in without info-dumping; find the best ways to describe the setting and build a world; tap into the emotions of the characters and use those emotions to drive the plot and deepen the story; and how all these techniques work together to build a novel.