When I was in junior high, I enjoyed reading stories, writing to pen-pals, keeping a journal, and creating poetry. Fast forward a few years and now I blog about these passions: reading and writing. But now my “pen-pals” are my blog readers with whom I share book reviews, writing tips, insights on the process of writing historical fiction, and an occasional poem or two. Please leave a comment and join this conversation on literacy.
June is just around the corner and I want to share two places where I'm teaching. On June 12, I begin an 8-week writing workshop on the main campus of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. In this Fiction Writing Workshop we'll discuss character, setting, dialogue, hooking your reader, tension, endings, publishing...you name it, I hope to cover it! The course is geared towards the intermediate student and will include in-class writing opportunties, peer critiquing, and a virtual visit from a local author.
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On June 20th I am teaching a free teen's writing workshop entitled, "Solve this Mystery: How to Write a Whodunit?" at the Steele Creek Library. We will meet from 2-3:30 PM and the event is geared towards 12-15 year-old-writers. Registration is recommended.