Thursday, February 2, 2012

Novel in a Day Workshop

Writers today face an uphill climb. The competition is fierce, the learning curve steep. There’s no magic wand, but by learning the basic techniques for crafting a novel, the beginning writer can quickly flatten the learning curve.

Novelist and writing instructor Vic DiGenti presents the Novel in a Day Workshop to help writers get up to speed quickly. The daylong workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

For both beginning writers and more advanced pros looking for new insights, this workshop provides writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel—a novel that will grab a reader’s attention and keep them turning the pages.

Here are some of the topics covered:
·         Elements of plot and structure
·         Creating characters that sizzle
·         Secrets of good dialogue
·         Crafting strong beginnings, middles and ends
·         Deciphering Point of View
·         Tips for self-editing

Don’t put your writing dreams on hold—let the Novel in a Day Workshop show you how to turn rejection slips into royalties. To register or for more information, contact Valerie Murphy at the UNF Department of Continuing Education. 904-620-4200, or visit
Vic DiGenti is the instructor for this up-beat and fast-paced workshop. Vic is the author of three award-winning adventure/fantasy novels, Windrusher, Windrusher and the Cave of Tho-hoth, and Windrusher and the Trail of Fire, all by Ocean Publishing, and the award-winning mystery/suspense novel, Matanzas Bay. He is a Regional Director and board member of Florida Writers’ Association, a member of Florida Sisters in Crime, and the Cat Writer’s Association.

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