Friday, February 11, 2011

Jill Williamson Workshops

River Valley Writers Group


Jill Williamson Workshops

On March 5th, 2011

10:00 am. To About 1:00 pm.

Dayville Presbyterian Church

$10.00 per person ­-- lunch potato bar included

So You Want to Write a Novel

Ideas are everywhere. In this workshop we will talk about where to find story ideas, how to test them to see if they would make a good book, and how to turn those ideas into a novel. I’ll use examples from popular novels for the visual learners.

How to rewrite your novel

You’ve finished that novel. Congrats! But now what? In this workshop, we’ll learn why editing and rewriting is important. We’ll talk about Track Changes in Microsoft Word, when to cut and when to add, weasel words, characterization, story goals, pacing, dialogue, description, author quirks, formatting chapters, and more.

Jill Williamson’s first novel, By Darkness Hid, won the Christy Award. She loves working with teenagers and gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. Visit Jill online at

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