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Writers' Corner Programs

1:00
PM

NaNoWriMo Write In

Sunday, November 02, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join us for quiet writing time at your library. Bring a laptop or notebook and write alongside other local writers. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an event that encourages authors to write 50,000 words in November. Learn more at www.nanowrimo.org. #writers

6:30
PM

Copyright for Writers

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

What do I need to do to protect my writing from plagiarism? Can I use song lyrics in my novel? Entertainment lawyer Chrissie Scelsi will answer your questions about how copyright affects you, as a writer. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, November 09, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

2:00
PM

Writing the YA Novel

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Interested in writing your own young adult novel? Join us for a writing workshop with YA authors Christina Farley ("Gilded"), Amy Christine Parker ("Gated"), and Jenny Torres Sanchez ("Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia"). Learn the ins and outs of creating that perfect novel. A book sale and signing will follow the program. For teen and adult writers. #writers

6:30
PM

Finish That Book

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Author Danielle Gabriele presents 12 reasons the world needs what you're writing and how to push through the barriers to getting it done. #writers

6:30
PM

Revise and Submit Your Book

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Writing "The End" is only the beginning. Join author Jaimie M. Engle for this two-part series that will help you get your book ready to submit! On December 2nd, learn how to edit and revise a book, then come back with your edited masterpiece on December 16th to learn how to submit it to agents and editors. #writers

6:30
PM

Establishing Your Writing Career

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Learn how to establish your writing career and build a body of work by writing for the nonfiction market. Join authors Chris Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay as they share their advice and experience. #writers

7:00
PM

Crafting the Character Arc

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Many writers think that, just because they have their basic structure in place, their stories are destined to succeed. The problem with many narratives can often come in those places between the plot points. Ensuring that the story is moving forward in every scene often comes in the shape of the character arc. In this workshop, Jennie Jarvis, author of Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation and Development, will give writers a tangible guide for creating a goal-driven story that never drags its feet! #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

6:30
PM

Revise and Submit Your Book

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Writing "The End" is only the beginning. Join author Jaimie M. Engle for this two-part series that will help you get your book ready to submit! On December 2nd, learn how to edit and revise a book, then come back with your edited masterpiece on December 16th to learn how to submit it to agents and editors. #writers

3:00
PM

Writing Workshop: Supernatural Elements

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

Heather Startup TBD. #writers

7:00
PM

Writing Workshop: Using Imagery

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Herndon Branch

Author and poet Leslie Salas will discuss the different types of literary imagery and how they can be incorporated into your writing. Bring a copy of a work in progress and a pen, because you'll be putting the lesson to work in one of your drafts. #writers

11:00
AM

Write a Love Poem

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Jesse Bradley TBD #writers

4:00
PM

Writing a Romance Novel

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

So you want to write a romance novel? Romance author Pamela Labud will discuss how to develop a sympathetic heroine and a hero readers will swoon over. Learn the basics of creating emotional tension and creating an interesting plot. A book signing will follow the workshop. #writers

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