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February 24, 2017
A few more
events will likely be added as the year unfolds, but here are the
conferences I'll be doing workshops at so far in 2017. I'll announce
details and specifics when they're finalized:
SleuthFest: February 24
Boca Raton, FL
Writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult Readers
It's a common misconception that writing for kids means "dumbing down" the story, but the opposite is true. Books for today's teens and 'tweens are just as complex as those for adults--with certain differences. In this workshop, writers will learn what's needed to write for younger audiences, how the market differs, and how to adjust to "thinking like a kid." It will focus on the differences in pacing, voice, plotting (and the complexity of those plots), and common pitfalls to avoid. A must for anyone considering writing for this hot-selling market.
October 19-22, 2017
Florida Writers Association Conference: October 19 - 22
Altamonte Springs, FL
Fiction Writers Book Camp: (90-minute Workshop TBD)
Craft workshop (60-minute workshop TBD)