Date(s) - Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tell Your Story. It’s Your Write! – Writers and Readers unite for a day of writing workshops, and fun. This event is sponsored by the Friends of North Regional/Broward College Library, Florida Mystery Writers, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Wynmoor Writer’s Workshop, and the City of Coconut Creek.
Special keynote speaker Charles Todd – a New York Times Bestselling Author! 10:30 AM
Charles Todd is the 2017 Mary Higgins Clark award winner and author of the New York Times Bestselling Inspector Ian Rutledge Series (A Cruel Deception, Morrow, Feb. 2019,) and the Bess Crawford Series (A Cruel Deception, Morrow, Oct. 22, 2019), as well as two stand-alone titles and numerous short stories in many magazines and anthologies. He has been Guest of Honor at Malice and is an Agatha, Macavity and Barry award winner. www.charlestodd.com
Getting Started with Your Novel. 12 Noon
PRESENTER: John L. Flynn, Ph.D.
Your First Line: The Hook that Sells Your Novel 1:30 PM
PRESENTER: JP O’Donnell
Getting Over the Hump. 3 PM
PRESENTER: Jorge E. Goyanes
Elements of Point of View. 3 PM
Writing the Private Investigator Character. 12 Noon.
PRESENTER: Laura Burke
Crafting a Bestselling Novel. 1:30 PM
PRESENTER: Michael Solomon
As Told To: Writing Narrated Stories. 4:30 PM
PRESENTER: Harriet J Ottenheimer, Ph.D.
Deadly Research: Writing True Crime. 4:30 PM
PRESENTER: Patrick Kendrick
The Ins and Outs of Indie Publishing. 10:30 AM
PRESENTER: David M. Wind
Effective Methods for Developing and Publishing a Literary Work. 10:30 AM
PRESENTER: Professors Victoria Noorzai and Elisa Albo
Structure in Fiction: Using Structure and Beats to Inspire Your Mystery Novel. 12 Noon
PRESENTER: Professor Neil Plakcy
The Value of Sharing Personal Stories Using the Creativity of Audio and Podcasting. 3 PM
PRESENTER: Professor Tiffany Walker
Why Rewrite? 1:30 PM
PANEL: Beverly Friend, Ph.D., Marjory Lyons, Ph.D., Patrick O’Brien, Judy Weissman, Ph.D.,
Moderator: Nancy Moskowitz.
A Romance Must Have Emotion! 3 PM
PRESENTER: Tara L. Ames
Winning Strategies for Success as a Business Book Author. 1:30 PM
PRESENTER: Mirande Valbrune
The Healing Power of the Pen. 3 PM
PRESENTER: Mark Telesca
Have I Ever Told You About the Time… Storytelling Tips and Tricks! 4:30 PM
PRESENTERS: Helen Reynolds and Jean Minuchin
Registration and additional information available HERE.