Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Novel in a Day Workshop Coming to Jacksonville




 Writers today face an uphill climb. The competition is fierce, the learning curve steep. To help flatten the learning curve, hundreds of writers have benefited from the Novel in a Day Workshop, presented by award-winning author Vic DiGenti. On Saturday, March 1, DiGenti will present the full-day workshop in Jacksonville for first time in more than a year. The workshop will be held at the Summer Key Condominiums Clubhouse on 4916 Sunset Marina Drive in Jacksonville’s southside.

DiGenti, who wrote the award-winning adventure/fantasy Windrusher trilogy before adopting the Parker Francis pen name and penning the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, said, “The Novel in a Day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session. It’s filled with group and individual writing exercises, practical information, and enough entertainment value to make the 8-hours pass quickly.”

The tuition fee is $95 per person and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and a 30-page workbook. For more information or to register please contact Vic DiGenti at vicdig@mac.com or visit his Parker Francis website, www.parkerfrancis.com and click on the News & Events button where writers may register and pay using PayPal.

The workshop is for both beginning writers and more advanced writers looking for new insights, providing writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel. 

Some of the topics covered include:
·         Elements of plot and structure
·         Creating characters that sizzle
·         Secrets of good dialogue
·         Creating strong beginnings. middles and ends
·         Writing in scene
·         Tips for self-editing

Here are a few comments from students who have taken Vic’s workshop in the past:

“Vic DiGenti is a superb instructor and offered a well-organized, interactive workshop. Great takeaway. A good session for both novice and experienced writers.” – Nancy F.

“I have not had such an enjoyable time or learned more at a workshop of any kind in many years. The day was fun, informative and interactive.” – Nick V.

“Very fresh outlook, but also realistic about what it takes to write a novel. DiGenti was quirky and made a very productive workshop.” – Victoria C.

“Vic DiGenti is a great speaker and covered all the material you could want. Group work and matching handout were very helpful.” – Shannon B.

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