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FREE Writing Workshop – Dialogue: More than he said/she said

I’ll be presenting a writing workshop on dialogue at the Westerville Public Library on January 13th. I promise not to talk too long (because I hate that shit anyway) and admission is free, so that’s a bonus, right?

Here are the pertinent details:

  • Where: Westerville Public Library located at 126 S. State St, Westerville Ohio (MAP IT)
  • When: Wednesday, January 13th from 7:00 – 8:30p

What you can expect is a short presentation by yours truly where I talk about a few easy ways to start writing realistic and believable dialogue and, once you’re at that point, why writing good dialogue is a thing you want to do and how it benefits your fiction writing. I figure that should take about a whopping thirty minutes or so, and then I have an exercise planned where you’ll create dialogue from images and write a flash piece. That will chew up the rest of the workshop, and hopefully you’ll have a solid first draft (or the start of one) when you walk out the door.

One of my writing groups, Creative Minds Columbus, is sponsoring the workshop, so you’ll have other people to talk to and help you out during the exercise. Please be sure to check out the webpage, which is minimalist in design, but does have our next two meetings (with agendas) posted.

Chicago Printer’s Row Lit Fest

litfestpicture1If you’re close to Chi-town and you like books, you should join me, along with several other Post Mortem Press authors, at the Chicago Printer’s Row Lit Fest this weekend, June 6-7th.

This is my first year, so I have no idea what to expect. That said, it’s PMPress and some cool cats I’ve hung with before, so I’m anticipating good times, so long as Larsen leaves the Malort at home.

I’ll be signing copies of They Are Among Us and Necromancer, and you can also pick up books Christian A. Larsen (Losing Touch), Brian Dobbins (The Jasmine and Sam Chronicles), Cynthia Pelayo (Santa Muerte), and Michael David Matula (Try Not to Burn). There will also be a giant buffet of other dark books for you to peruse and buy.

If you like bigger fish, you can see Bob Saget, LeVar Burton, Erik Larson, and Lois Smith, who played Grandma Stackhouse on HBOs True Blood.