The 2017 Writing Workshop of Chicago
June 24, 2017
Congress Plaza Hotel
I'll be offering in-person critiques of manuscripts (10 pages) for adult fiction manuscripts in the genres of mystery, crime, thriller and suspense. Conference registration and critique sign-up required: https://chicagowritingworkshop.com/
Writing by the Lake
Writing Fiction Across the Genres
Short Course, Lake Forest College
Sessions will convene on July 6, 13, 20 & 27
at 9:30-11:30 a.m.
I will be teaching a 4-session, not-for-credit community-based course on writing genre fiction this summer. Manuscript critique included.
Building Tension and Suspense in Fiction
Saturday August 19 from 10-11:30am
Northwestern Summer Writers' Conference
Wieboldt Hall, located at 339 E. Chicago Ave
What’s going to happen next? How do we keep our readers feverishly turning pages? In this workshop we will explore the elements of tension and suspense, considering strategies for creating and heightening anticipation in your readers. We will analyze passages from published works to examine how components such as pacing, expectations, obstacles, and emotions can build—or reduce—tension. Participants will also engage in several activities which are designed to allow them to apply components of suspense and tension to their own writing.
For more information: http://sps.northwestern.edu/program-areas/summer/institutes/writers-conference/index.php
7/13 - City Lit 6:30 pm