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Helping Beginning Writers Conceive, Write, Publish and Market Their Novels.
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Saturday, January 28 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Setting - The Secret Life of Places

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We writers spend a lot of time developing characters. We painstakingly construct the plot. But there’s another make-or-break story element that deserves some love: Setting. This workshop will delve deeply into this vital element of your story.

 

Writers will learn how to choose the best setting for a story and how to use that setting for all it’s worth. We’ll go over techniques for using setting to reveal character, heighten tension, and solve plot problems.

 

In addition, we’ll engage in brainstorming and idea-developing exercises to reveal hidden aspects about a setting of your choice. We’ll dig deep below the surface, beyond the ordinary or expected, to unearth secrets about that place which will bring added dimension to your story.

 

Lastly, we’ll go over how to diagnose problems with setting and discuss ideas that address those problems. You’re guaranteed to come away with new ways to strengthen your current writing project.

 


Speakers
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Lana Krumwiede

Lana Krumwiede began her authorial adventures by writing for publications such as Highlights, High Five, Spider, Babybug, The Friend, and Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul. Her first novel, Freakling (Candlewick, 2012) was a finalist for SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award and an honor book for the International Reading Association’s Intermediate Fiction Award. Her other books include two... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
2-Middle

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