Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I hope I'm never implicated in a homicide--one peek at my Google history this last week and I'd be locked up for a very long time. Why, you ask? Well. Just for the hell of it, I'm writing a crime novel. Novelette, really. Call me a casualty of the GONE GIRL Zeitgeist, mix that up with a fascination for noir classics and, just for the hell of it, throw in a little "new adult" à la Lena Dunham, and, et voilà! It's my new WIP.
Who knew I'd be wrapping my mind around a college-focused whodunnit? And during the holiday season no less.
Anyone out there starting something new before the calendar-prescribed season of the clean slate?
Monday, December 03, 2012
Okay kids. My SUPER popular Dialogue Boot Camp via LitReactor is scheduled for a reprise beginning October 3rd.
As before, I'm bringing the big guns to this class. You will not be disappointed. Not only am I gonna pack it with lectures that will give you insight into what makes dialogue sing, but there will be deconstruction. Evisceration. Good times aplenty!
In ten days, you'll have some mad skills. Some understanding of authority, voice, and the intersection of the two and a have a chance to practice.
And not only that.
The literary heavy-hitters in my workshop, those folks you always see in the New York Times? Yeah, them. They've ponied up some tips that will be unveiled during class. Worth it just for those, eh?
But, that is not all.
The Den Mom, aka, me, will critique three prompt-driven assignments (decided in a lottery). And as an added bonus: Three more students will be selected at random at the end of class to have their work critiqued by me—anything they want, up to 10 pages. We're talking detailed, line-by-line critique.
Sign up now! Don't delay, class starts bright and early October 3rd!