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Writers' Corner Programs


Plotting Your Novel

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Herndon Branch

A strong plot is essential to your novel's success. Mystery author Ann Meier will provide tips on structuring a plot that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end. #writers


Florida Writers Association: Publishing a Book 101

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join the Florida Writers Association for a preview of their annual conference. #writers


Book Publicity on a Budget

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

There are so many books how do you convince readers to give yours a try? The best publicity can be both fun and inexpensive. Join book publicist Sarah Nicolas as she demonstrates the best free or cheap ways to get the word out about your book, both in person and online. #writers


Local Authors Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Meet & greet local authors at our Local Authors Festival! Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing. #writers


Nurturing What's Behind the Poem

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

This poetry workshop will use Natalie Goldberg's _Writing Down the Bones_ as a guide to take your next big leap. This workshop is intended for those who are working on a new poem or set of poems. Is your work taking on a new emotional direction? Do you need guidance uncovering and processing these emotions in your work? If it is, then this workshop may be for you. #writers


Writing Workshop: Big Stories, Big Characters

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

In this workshop you will learn how to construct strong, complex characters and detailed story lines that will capture the imagination of readers and keep them turning pages. Bring your new or working idea for a story and you will get a plot and character intensive with three published young adult authors who will help you deepen and refine what you already have or get you started on the right track. #writers


Choosing a Publishing Path

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Changes and new opportunities in the publishing industry have made it an exciting time to be an author, but have also made it one of the most confusing times to be an author. Authors J.A. Souders, Pamela Labud, and Aria Kane will present the different publishing paths available and openly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. #writers


From Page One to Published: Writing Your Novel or Memoir

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join award-winning author Vanessa Blakeslee as she discusses writing, revising, and publishing your novel or memoir. She will also discuss resources available to writers online, as well as conferences, residencies, & festivals. She is the author of the debut collection Train Shots (Burrow Press, 2014), and her first novel will be released in fall 2015 by Curbside Splendor Publishing. Books will be available for purchase and signing. #writers

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