In two-hour classes on three separate evenings or mornings, author and writing educator Valerie Biel will guide writers of all skill levels through a discussion on writing topics, idea generation, and story marketability before delving into the main elements of good storytelling, basics of plotting, character development, effective dialogue writing, editing and more. There will be time in each session for questions and fun, short writing exercises. These classes will focus on novel-length fiction, memoir, or narrative nonfiction for either children or adult audiences. Picture book authors are welcome and will benefit from much of the course as well.
Valerie is the author of the award-winning Circle of Nine series. She often teaches about writing topics at conferences, libraries, and schools, and creates a monthly Writers’ Forum
column with the latest news from the publishing industry and writing world on her website, www.ValerieBiel.com.
It is not necessary to attend all three of the sessions. Sign-up for the event can be found here. You will receive an email the day before the event with a link for the event.
There are also evening sessions on June 23, July 21, August 25 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.