Hey everyone, I’m excited to share that after a long writing hiatus, I’ve started a thrilling new novel. I’m tentatively calling it “After the Rapture” as it takes place about 2 decades after an event called “the leaving” by many of the characters in the story. When these characters were in elementary school, more than 2/3rds of the world population just disappeared. Afterward came the loss of basic systems and while homes and roads are still there, they are, of course, in poor condition. Electricity is not available and there’s no longer fuel to power any machinery. However, there are cities and suburbs and countryside as there has always been–only the populations are very, very different. Not to mention, there is magic!
If you combined the movies Children of Men, I Am Number 4, Judge Dredd, The Fifth Element, with the T.V. show Sons of Anarchy, you’ll get the flavor of the novel I’m developing. I woke up with this whole book in my head, which is rare because I normally get a beginning, or a middle, or an end, but never all three. So this is like super awesome for me ;) I’ll post the opening scene later this weekend so y’all can get a preview.
Wish me luck! :)
Hey everyone, I’m looking for a head count on the upcoming seminar. I’d like to plan on how much cranberry bread to order for the day as it’s a super yummy snack and I want there to be enough. So if you intend on registering soon, just let me know! I’m excited to present this material as it’s been in the works for a number of years now and it’s so thrilling to see it coming together!
Hey everyone! I’ve got a new flyer I’m sending out. Feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested!
Reserved the space for the seminar at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids last night. We set the date for Saturday, Dec. 6th from 1-5pm. Midway through we’ll have a coffee break with the most yummiest cranberry bread on the planet. I can’t wait to share everything in the manual, which is based on a series of workshops and articles I had written a while back. Someone mentioned turning them into a book and along the way to see how that might look, the idea that this would be an awesome seminar began to form and so here we are–from idea to reality. Pretty cool, I think, considering that’s the core theme behind Discovering Your Inner Novel.
I’ve got the agenda all set below, so just scroll down for that. The registration form is complete now too, so I’ll start taking them right away as there’s not much time to get the word out. Deadline to register is Dec. 1st but if you register before November 15th you’ll get a free 1-hour phone consultation.
You can register by email or by snail mail and cash, check or paypal may be used. Looking forward to an exciting event with you all!
Turner Novel Seminar
Saturday, December 6th 2014, 1-5pm
Mead Hotel, Wisconsin Rapids
|1:00-1:40 Discover What you Love
- Discover Your Inner Story
- Create a Mission Statement
- Chose Point of View
- Develop Your Process
- Develop Your Characters
|1: 50-2:30 Discover the Writer in You
- Evolution of a Writer
- Writing for the Reader
- Show Vs. Tell
- Narrative Closeness
- Finding Your Voice
2:40-3:00 Coffee and Cranberry Bread
|3:00-3:50 Discover Your Toolbox
- 15 Practical Tips
- Filters: What They Are
- Dialogue Tags
- Perfecting Your Pace
- Writing with Depth
|4:00-4:45 Discover Your Future
- The Query Letter
- The Synopsis
- Marketing Before Publication
- 10 Online Marketing Tips
- Bare Minimum Marketing
4:45-5:00-Q&A and Wrap Up
I’ve been wanting to do this forever! Now that I’m in bed with pneumonia, I finally gave myself permission to just play a little. Hope you enjoy!Makemezombie.com really did all the hard work here!
So I had surgery on March 5th… but that was just the beginning! I ended up back in the hospital for IV fluids from dehydration, then got a head cold, after that I injured my back, then ended up with kidney stones. So, for the whole month of March, I’ve been through one thing after another physically. Talk about frustrating! Well, I’m getting back to full health slow but sure. I’m just battling the last of kidney stones, then I’ll be on my way toward normal.
Just wanted to update everyone who may be wondering where I’ve been. My guess is that this is the biggie for 2014 and after I’m all well, I get to enjoy the rest of the year in good health! I hope this spring will be a wonderful time for all of us. :)
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