Workshops and Presentations

I have been presenting workshops at conferences, schools, conventions, and literary organizations for almost a decade. I would love to speak in-person or via the web with your group. Below are workshops I present. One note, I have workshops for young writers and workshops for all ages. Contact me with your event and I will get back to you shortly.

 
 
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3 by 3: The Parts of a story

An introduction to story structure and the layout of a story arc. Let’s write a story.

 
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perfecting your pitch to literary agents and publishers

In-depth look at the elements of a pitch and of a query letter. Having sat on both sides of the table, I provide a unique point of view. 

 
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Writing the Sword Fight

Live demonstration and workshop! A sword fight is a story on its own. Learn tips and techniques to enhance your scene. Not only will you learn what is historically accurate, but why certain swords are shaped the way they are, or what is going through the mind of a swordsman. A variety of swords are demonstrated and a few surprises too.

 

I present these workshops too…

Glorious Inventions of the Victorian Age
The Real Steampunk - A slideshow and discussion of some crazy inventions from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Point of View - It’s More Than 1st vs 3rd
How a characters point of view changes the story.

Researching Your Novel, Your Life, and Anything In-between

How to navigate the online and offline resources and bring authenticity and realism to your story.

Writing with Real People
An exercise in storytelling with a twist. Let’s have fun with history. Learn about the various types of writing from Historical Fiction, to Memoir, and Journalism.

Book Cover Basics - They Do Judge A Book By It’s Cover
Learn the do's and don’ts of what makes a good cover. From fonts to background images, learn how to spot a book readers won’t even pick up.

How To Make Your Novel Resemble a Classic
A look at classical literature, what made them classic, and how to ensure your novel hits the same beats.