PW article and a Great Writing Workshop Opportunity

Two thoughts for the day. First, I’ve been meaning to post this bulletin for any aspiring writers in my local NY, NJ, PA area. My good friend and fabulous author, Clara Gillow Clark, will be giving a workshop and if you’re at all interested in writing, you should definitely attend. Clara has a real gift for creating memorable characters and settings. Here’s the information:

Join the Author Clara Gillow Clark and the Wayne County Arts Alliance for
the first in a series of dynamic writing workshops.
Learn about key
elements of writing great scenes and creating memorable characters.

Date: February 28, 2009 (inclement weather date March 7, 2009)

Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Place: Wayne County Community Center (next to the Wayne County Chamber of
Commerce in Honesdale)

Donation: $30.00 for WCAA members, $45.00 for non-members.

Part One:

What makes a great character? Through lecture, discussion and example, the
author will show how to create great characters. Participants will create
two characters sketches for sharing and discussion.

Part Two:

What is a scene? How does it work? What isn’t a scene, and why? In a hands
on workshop, Author Clara Gillow Clark will show the magic of creating a
good scene. Scenes from literature will be used as examples. Participants
will write a scene fro sharing and discussion.

Clara Gillow Clark has agreed to edit up to 10 pages of a current work for a
special workshop rate of only $30.00. Please bring your submission to the
workshop, along with a synopsis for chapter books. Manuscripts should be
double-spaced and in 12 point type and include a stamped, self addressed
envelope big enough for the manuscripts return.

Book early. Workshop space is limited and bound to fill up fast!

If you have any questions, you can contact Jeanne Arnold at or call WCAA at 570-253-6850.

Second, for anyone who didn’t see it, this interview with me came out in Publisher’s Weekly’s Bookshelf:

Hope you’ll check it out!

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