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Writers' Corner Programs

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

3:00
PM

Infusing the Afterlife Into Your Fiction

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

We've all heard campfire stories designed to provide a collective shiver; we've all heard traditional ideas of heaven and hell. But how can we use these concepts in our fiction in ways that enhance our writing? In this workshop, author Heather Startup will examine several novels and one short story, searching for commonalities among their portrayals of the afterlife as well as the unique aspects of each story. Heather will discuss e techniques to strengthen characters, the narrator's reliability, and your story as a whole. Stories for discussion: "Louise's Ghost," by Kelly Link; The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver; The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien; and The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James #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

Poet J. Bradley facilitates a workshop on how to tap your inner power ballad just in time for Valentine's Day. All you need to bring is your favorite love poem or the lyrics to your favorite love song, paper, something to write with, and an open heart. #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

1:30
PM

How To Create an Audiobook

Sunday, February 01, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Audiobooks are a growing segment of the independent book market. Authors have many viable options available to produce and distribute their own audiobook. Author H.D. Smith will present the steps necessary to creating an audiobook. #writers

7:00
PM

Writing Workshop: A New Perspective on Viewpoint

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

Why POV Is Confusing, and How We Can Think Clearly About It Point of View is the channel through which the reader experiences a story, so getting it right is crucial. Yet POV slips are among the most common errors editors see in new writers' manuscripts. Editor Kristen Stieffel will help writers separate character from grammatical person to help readers understand how to deliver an engaging story, regardless of which pronouns are used. #writers

6:30
PM

Let's Write That Book: 12 Reasons the World Needs Your Message

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

2:00
PM

Writing Workshop: Character Development and Motivation

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Windermere Branch

What makes your character do what they do? What stops them? Author and Writing Coach, Vicki M. Taylor will discuss what it takes for a reader to understand your characters. She will show you how to get to know and build your characters throughout your story. #writers

6:30
PM

Writing Diverse Characters

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Do you want to write about characters whose race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation differ from your own, but are worried about getting it wrong? In this workshop, Creative Writing Professor Tof Eklund will provide tips on writing convincingly and authentically about characters of diverse backgrounds. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, March 08, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

6:30
PM

Query Writing Workshop

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Kathryn Bain TBD #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

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

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