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Nov 9th- The Secret to Becoming a Best Seller (speaker John Rehg)
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Dec 14- Potluck-Style Christmas Party (Miami Ave Wine Bar, Indian Rocks Beach)
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Jan 11th, 2018- The Evolution of Genres (speaker Ken Pelham)
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Feb 8th- Time Management For Writers (speaker Cheryl Hollon)
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March 8th- Topic Pending (speaker Patzi Gil)
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April 12th- Topic Pending (speaker John Hope)
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May 10th- Free Marketing Tools for Book Marketing (speaker Shannon Bell)
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June 14th- The Writing Life: Hacks, Tips, and Solutions (speaker Elle Andrews Patt)
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July 12th- From Novel to Cocoon to Screenwriting (speaker Barbara Harrington)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Viewpoint Workshop by Diane Marcou

I attended the Viewpoint workshop sponsored by PINAWOR today, led by Diane Marcou (one of our presenters earlier this year). I thought, if I'm promoting these workshops, I ought to try one out to see how they are.

The workshop ran 2 hours for $10. Diane covered the topic well, and though I had heard some of this before in conversation with her, it was good to hear it in a group setting, where a lively discussion took place. In addition, she ran us through an exercise for the last quarter of the meeting that was very informative. (It also revealed to me how slow I first begin to write when presented with a topic!)

Based on my experience, I recommend these workshops for anyone who wants to get a good grounding in the topic, and get feedback on things they may be unsure of. Here's the schedule for the remaining three:


10/10  Dialogue  Susan Adger and Barbara Schrefer
10/17  Character Development Ann O'Farrell
11/14 Editing   Elenora Sabin

You'll recognize Elenora as another one who has presented to our group earlier this year on revising and editing. If you missed that, or would like a refresher, this promises to be a good one.

The classes are held at the Highland Rec Center in Largo from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.pinawor.org/classes.htm

Happy writing!
John

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