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.