May 19 -- Julie Glover

"Who You Are and How You Write: Personality & Writing Process"

    Most writers have read a craft book, attended in a workshop, or perused an article that describes The Way to write a novel. But back here in the real world, applying someone else’s techniques to your writing process could make your story fall apart. And your hair fall out—yanked from their roots by your own hands. 

 

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Julie Glover writes cozy mysteries and young adult fiction. Her debut YA novel, Sharing Hunter, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and her award-winning Daring Charlotte will be coming soon. Under the pen name Jules Lynn, Julie is also co-writing the Muse Islandbooks, an adult supernatural suspense series that begins with Mark of the Gods. Julie has presented workshops at RWA chapters, conferences, and a writing cruise, and taught a YA character course for the online Lawson Academy. She is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.

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     We’ll discuss how our distinct personalities impact our writing process and how to know which advice to keep and which to throw out. Lean into who you really are and walk away feeling motivated and ready to dive into the process that will produce your best writing.

June 16 - Colleen Thompson

"By Hook or By Crook"

     In this interactive workshop, RITA-nominated, bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Thompson discusses techniques and provides examples to help writers improve opening and closing hooks to snag readers’ attention and keep them turning the pages long past bedtime.

     A former teacher and prolific speaker on the craft of writing, award-winning romantic suspense author Colleen Thompson is the

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author of more than 30 novels and novellas, including those published by Harlequin, Montlake, Dorchester and Kensington. Twice nominated for the RITA award, Colleen’s books have appeared on the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, Bookscan and Amazon overall bestseller lists. Her 2020 releases are Deadly Texas Summer in March and The Colton Fugitive, both from Harlequin Romantic Suspense.