Hundreds of aspiring writers have attended the Novel in a Day Workshop to learn more of the necessary techniques for completing a novel. Presented by novelist Vic DiGenti, the full day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session filled with solid instruction, and practical exercises. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College. The workshop is a benefit for St. Augustine’s Florida Heritage Book Festival and is open to all interested writers looking to improve their craft.
Registration fees are $89 per person through April 20, $95 from April 21 to May 1, and $115 at the door. The fee includes a box lunch and a 30-page workbook.
The workshop is for both beginning writers and more advanced writers looking for new insights, providing writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel.
Here are some of the topics covered:
- Crafting a killer first page
- Elements of plot and structure
- Creating characters that sizzle
- Secrets of good dialogue
- Eliminating muddled middles and dead ends
- Deciphering Point of View
- Tips for self-editing
Before writing his Royal Palm Literary Awards Book of the Year mystery, Matanzas Bay (written under the pen name Parker Francis), he penned three adventure/fantasy novels. His Quint Mitchell Mystery series also includes Bring Down the Furies, Hurricane Island, and the novella, Blue Crabs at Midnight. He also published the short story collection, Ghostly Whispers, Secret Voices. Vic is a Florida Writers Association Regional Director, the former co-director of the Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference, and a member of the Board of Directors, of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library. Visit him at www.parkerfrancis.com
Images provided by Michael MacDonald.