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April 2019

Signing at Murder by the Book in Houston, TX

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonet St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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I will be signing along with Patrice Sarath (one of my fellow Robots).  We will both be discussing our newest releases.  You can find more information on the Murder by the Book Web Site.    

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Saturday Night Write: Archetype vs Cliche

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. Everyone had so much interest in archetypes when we talked about combining them to make more…

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5 Week Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Want to write but think you don't have time? In this course, participants will explore a sampler of short forms: flash fiction, short stories, poetry, personal essays and nonfiction articles. They will focus on how to be pithy and how to introduce all the needed story elements in a limited space - and get ideas on where/how to sell the finished projects. They will build a small body of short work throughout the course, and will have the opportunity to…

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5 Week Class: Are You Ready to Publish? (Start Date)

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Whether you are looking for a traditional publisher, or are planning to self-publish your manuscript, you need to have a top-notch manuscript and either submission or advertising materials. In this class, participants will do some hands-on editing, create a query and synopsis, build a couple of versions of your biography and learn strategies for planning your author platform.

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 3 (Start Date)

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Are you ready to take your novel writing skills to the next level? In this course, participants will learn how to handle four different types of scenes: action scenes, relationship scenes, humorous scenes and "twister" scenes. We will cap the course with a session on how to properly construct a scene. Participants will have the oppotunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either: Novel Writing: Level 1 Beginner's Fiction, or Some experience with basic fiction writing…

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Signing at Barnes and Noble Creekwalk in Plano

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
B&N Plano — Creekwalk Village, 801 W 15th St, Ste E
Plano, TX 75075 United States
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I will have choc-tastic surprises in store at my signing at the B&N in Plano. Let me know you're coming on the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/259283634998279/

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May 2019

Storysmith Conference

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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I will be presenting Surf the Waves: Writing Compelling Characters at the Storysmith Conference sponsored by the Writer's Guild of Texas. You can find more details on the conference on thier site:  https://www.wgtonline.org/events/spring-2019 MORNING SESSION (9AM–NOON): “Surf the Waves: Writing Compelling Character” with Amber Royer Certain characters stick with you long after you’ve closed the book’s pages. Other works may be technically perfect and yet the characters themselves are forgettable. We will delve into the importance of the reader’s early…

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Frisco Book Fest

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frisco Public Library, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, TX 75034 United States
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I will be presenting a Teen Writing Workshop at the Frisco Book Fest.  I will also have an author table at the event. More information on the festival can be found on their web site: https://friscolibrary.com/friscobookfest .  

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Saturday Night Write: Designing a Mystery Plot / Subplot

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. Many types of stories can benefit from a mystery subplot.  Understanding the key elements of how…

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June 2019

Saturday Night Write: Seeding in Literary Devices to Make Your Story Feel Complete

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. The little details are what can help your writing feel more like one coherent piece than…

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