Today I'm going to talk about my friend and writing mentor, Joyce Moyer Hostetter. A number of you are fans of her Bakers Mountain Series and later in this post, you'll find the cover of the fifth book in this series, EQUAL. But first, I want to share an opportunity to participate in an online writing class with Joyce.
MASTER FICTION WRITING CLASS
Write2Ignite is a Christian writer's organization that I am blessed to be a part of. We are dedicated to helping writers provide excellent books for children and young adults. Usually, we hold our annual conference at North Greenville University in Taylors, SC. Due to Covid, we're going virtual this year--which is the silver lining of this awful pandemic. Now, you can attend from the comfort of your own home (maybe with a few select writing buddies?).
The class is on September 19th and the schedule is packed from 9-5:30. It includes three talks by Joyce:
- Creating Memorable Characters — Tried and true strategies for creating characters.
- On Writing Plot: What’s the Problem — Structure and the power of conflict in creating a great plot.
- View Point and Dialogue— Dialogue that works overtime and strategies for creating an authentic narrator.
We will also have guided writing activities when conference attendees will meet in Zoom "rooms" for writing and feedback. These groups will be facilitated by the Write2Ignite team.
The day will be recorded and will be available on the Write2Ignite website (password protected) for two months.
All of this for only $79.00! Ready to register? Click HERE.
I If you are new to Zoom and are unsure about how to use it, we will hold a practice session on September 18. After you register, email Write2Ignite to sign up.
All participants will qualify for the door prize: A set of Bakers Mountain books! (minus Equal which isn't due out until April 2021).
So, be honest. Did you scroll down to catch a glimpse of this lovely cover? I can't blame you if you did. Because you're my friend, I'll still enter your name in the giveaway if you leave me your email address.
"It's the summer of 1959 at the foot of Bakers Mountain in western North Carolina when 13-year-old Jackie Honeycutt first bumps into Thomas Freeman fishing on the riverbank. They hit it off, and Jackie hopes the two of them can be friends. But Jackie is white, and Thomas is Black -- and Jackie quickly learns their growing friendship won't be easy. North Carolina is the focus of the growing civil rights movement, and through his friendship with Thomas, Jackie experiences racism and prejudice first-hand through bullying at school, family turmoil, and pressure from his community. Can Jackie free both his conscience and his voice - and ultimately do what's right?" From Amazon's description.
As with two of the other books in the Bakers Mountain Series, AIM and DRIVE, I have been privileged to be one of Joyce's readers. I can say without any hesitation that you will love this book and want to add it to your bookshelf.
I've mentioned before, you can assist your favorite authors by pre-ordering their books on Amazon. You can also leave me a comment with your email address (if you are new to my blog) and I'll put your name in the hat for an ARC giveaway. I expect the ARCS will be mailed out later this year. Giveaway ends August 15.
I'm eager to read Joyce's newest book. The others are so engaging and heartfelt.
Thanks, Jean. Your name starts the list!
Love all of Joyce's books. Would love to win one.
Thanks, Deb. See you on the 19th!
I second Jean and Debbie. Put me on the list! And I love the cover, Joyce!
I am the happy owner of the first four of the Baker series and am eager to read Equal, whether or not I'm picked as the winner. Either way I'll be a winner when I get to read it. Joyce's books are full of interesting detail and engaging storytelling. As a personal friend I wish Joyce much success in getting Equal into the hands of many.
Cannot wait to get a copy of this in my hands. Joyce is such a precious soul and so very gifted.
Thank you Hebeech for leaving me your email address. Ruthie--I need yours too to enter your name! Equal is GREAT!
oops! I guess, Hebeech that your name is Haley!
Love her books. Can't wait for this one.
Please leave me your name and email address! I don't know who left that last comment!
Can't wait for this one also. Love her books.
Joyce Moyer Hostetter is a wonderful encourager. I am looking forward to the workshop especially the part about learning how to make memorable characters. Theresa Parker Pierce email@example.com
Theresa- Thanks for leaving a comment. I look forward to meeting you virtually!
I basically grew up with Joyce & knew that she was talented in writing.All of her books in the Bakers Mountain series are Great. I have them all.I also have her first written book that is not in this series. My E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Kay Mosteller
Can't wait to read this one also. Love Joyce's books.
Tina Davis email@example.com
Love the cover of your new book, Joyce. I look forward to reading Equal when it comes out.
Loved A, B, C, and D. Will read them all if Joyce goes all the way to Z. Thanks, Carol, for the sneak peek.
Thanks Tina, Kay, Sandra, and Kathy. Your support means a lot to Joyce and me!
It's so great to hear from all you, dear friends. Thanks a million for your support! And thank you Carol, for featuring Equal and this writing class on your blog!
Thanks for posting about Joyce's class for Master Fiction Writing. It sounds awesome.
I've never seen an ARC of a best-selling book. I believe Joyce's book will be that.
Never Give Up
Thanks, Joan, for your comment. I'm sure it will encourage Joyce too! And Joyce, it's a privilege to be a part of your publication journey!
Looking forward to EQUAL. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your comment, Margo. I hope you'll return to my blog for more giveaways!
Equal would complete my series! Can’t wait!
Thanks, Carrie, for your support. I hope you're enjoying the books as much as Tori!
I get to go home every time I read one of Joyce's books. Looking forward to Equal.
I'm looking forward to reading the newest of Joyce's books! It sounds as wonderful as her others.
Happy to add your name to the list, Gretchen
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