Saturdays, February 20 and 27 at 2:00pm, in The Hubbard Room of Russell Library Steven Liskow will be presenting writing workshops. On February 20, "Characters Create Story" is the topic.
Modern fiction relies on complex characters who will move your story along and make your reader care. Using examples from recent stories and films, this workshop combines techniques from drama, screenwriting, and fiction to create characters that will help you build a dynamic plot.
A former actor, director, and English teacher, Mr. Liskow is now a member of the International Thriller Writers and Private Eye Writers of America and serves as a mentor and panelist for the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. His short stories have earned an Edgar nomination, the Black Orchid Novella Award, and two Honorable Mentions for the Al Blanchard Story Award. The Whammer Jammers, his first self-published novel, was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. The Kids Are All Right, his most recent Zach Barnes novel, is a finalist for the Shamus Award for best Indie Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. Blood On The Tracks, the first 'Woody' Guthrie Novel, won Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Novel Awards for 2014. The second book in that series, Oh Lord, Won't You Steal Me a Mercedes Benz, appeared in April 2015.
Drop-in, no registration.
This program is being sponsored with funds from The Friends of the Russell Library.