Weekend With Your Novel: Workshops

Friday, Nov 8 (Lowell Center)

6:30-8pm: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop A (Free bonus session for those signed up for Saturday; $35 otherwise)
The Conditions that Create Voice
Laurie Scheer

Workshop B ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Christine DeSmet

Workshop C ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Bob Curry

Saturday, Nov 9 (Pyle Center)

8-9am: Registration

8:15-8:45am: Early-bird bonus session

Getting Your Voice Out into the World: New Opportunities in Self-Publishing
Christine DeSmet and Laurie Scheer

8:45am: Introduction of teaching staff

9-10:30am: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 1
Narrative Authority: Gaining and Sustaining Reader Trust (Track 2)
Tim Storm

Workshop 2
Mega-Review of Everything it Takes to Set Up a Successful Novel Plot (Track 1)
Christine DeSmet

Workshop 3
The Character Arc and the Character Voice within The Writer’s Journey (Tracks 1 & 2)
Laurie Scheer

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45am-noon: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 4
30 Tips for Tightening Your Prose (Tracks 1 & 2)
Tim Storm

Workshop 5
Harmonizing Voice & Viewpoint: How to Improve Your Voice by Fine-Tuning Point of View (Track 2)
Angela Rydell

Workshop 6
Attitude (’tude ), Tone, and Diction in Your Writing Voice (Track 1)
Bob Curry

12 Noon: Luncheon presentation (optional, $12.50, pre-paid only)

Make 'em Laugh
Tim Storm

1:15-2:45pm: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 7
Finding Voice in Place & Setting (Tracks 1 & 2)
Bob Curry

Workshop 8
Invent or Invigorate Your Voice with A Style Makeover (Track 1; Track 2 people will find this a review)
Christine DeSmet

Workshop 9
Find Your Voice by Donning a Mask: Giving Way to Persona on the Page (Track 2)
Angela Rydell

2:45-3pm: Break (coffee, tea, and cookies provided)

3-4:15pm: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 10
Uncovering Your Voice through Research (Tracks 1 & 2)
Laurie Scheer

Workshop 11
Character First Aid for Freshness: Characters Need “Voice” Coaches, Too (Tracks 1 & 2)
Christine DeSmet

Workshop 12
Critique Groups: How Do You Find or Create One That Works for You? (Tracks 1 & 2)
Bob Curry

4:15-5pm: Wrap-up session

Loglines and the Importance of Having a Fresh New Voice
Laurie Scheer

5-7pm: Choose from 3 concurrent optional critique workshops

Workshop D ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Angela Rydell

Workshop E ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Bob Curry

Workshop F ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Christine DeSmet

Sunday, Nov 10 (Lowell Center)

9-11am: Choose from 2 concurrent optional critique workshops

Workshop G ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Bob Curry

Workshop H ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops, limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Laurie Scheer