FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Held at Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Architect: How Plotting Keeps your Story Tight, Tense, and Tantalizing
As a born plotter, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones has nary a scene in her books that doesn’t move the story forward. Sagging middles have never been an obstacle. Keeping the reader engaged with tense plots and fresh twists has never been a challenge. Learn how to build your story from the ground up, and how to keep it tight, tense, and tantalizing for your readers. In other words, learn how to write bestsellers.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction and Non-Fiction
Engage with author & educator Dawn Wink to successfully weave a sense of place into your writing. Surroundings demand notice and respect. Place holds potential to convey setting, character, plot, and a deep sense of connection with the reader. Learn more to enhance your sense of what is around you and in the process enrich your own writing. We’ll also explore how the combination of keeping secrets and telling lies creates powerful prose.
Please note: The Museum has limited wall plugs for electronic devises (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Please make sure electronic devices brought for use during workshops are fully charged. There is a charging station in the Museum lobby to use during breaks or lunch but it is not conveniently located for use during workshop sessions.