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      A Fiction Writer’s Workshop with Author Dietrich Kalteis at Old Capitol Books in Monterey


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      October 23, 2019

      Wednesday   4:00 PM

      559 Tyler Street
      Monterey, California 93940

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      A Fiction Writer’s Workshop with Author Dietrich Kalteis at Old Capitol Books

      Old Capitol Books invites you to join us for a fiction writer's workshop taught by award-winning author Dietrich Kalteis on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, 4pm-5:30pm. This is a two-day workshop for anyone interested in writing fiction, touching on aspects of the craft that will help guide new writers on the path to becoming published. Reserve a seat by phoning 831-333-0383.

      Dietrich Kalteis is the author of Ride the Lightning, The Deadbeat Club, Triggerfish, House of Blazes, Zero Avenue, Poughkeepsie Shuffle, and the newly-released Call Down the Thunder. He lives with his family on Canada’s west coast.

      On Wednesday we'll cover:
      • What you need to get started
      • Is there a formula for a best seller?
      • The inciting incident, a strong beginning
      • Outline and structure
      • Cinematic scenes, suspenseful narrative, sharp dialogue
      • Voice, pace, flow, style
      • Experiment with short stories or dive into a novel?
      • Economy of words vs pace
      • Building your characters
      • Plotting and sub-plotting

      On Thursday we'll cover:
      • Research
      • How many drafts?
      • Editing and proofing – repetition, unnecessary description
      • Story flow
      • Quality vs quantity
      • Knowing when it's time to write "The End"
      • Beta readers, professional editors, copy editors – when to submit
      • Where to submit – agent or no agent
      • Self-publishing vs traditional publishing
      • Conferences, writers’ festivals

      Categories: Literary & Books | Neighborhood

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.