Saturday, September 16, 2017

Writers League of The Villages Hosts Vic DiGenti’s Novel in a Day Workshop

Hundreds of aspiring writers have attended the Novel in a Day Workshop to learn more of the necessary techniques for successfully completing a novel. Presented by award-winning novelist Vic DiGenti, the full day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session filled with solid instruction, and practical exercises. The Writers League of The Villages is hosting DiGenti’s workshop on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Center in The Villages.
Registration fees are $55 for League members, which includes lunch, and $65 for nonmembers. Registration information can be found here:
The workshop is for both beginners and more advanced writers looking for new insights.
Here are some of the topics covered:
·         Crafting a killer first page
·         Elements of plot and structure
·         Creating characters that sizzle
·         Secrets of good dialogue
·         Eliminating muddled middles and dead ends
·         Deciphering Point of View

Before writing his Royal Palm Literary Award Book of the Year mystery, Matanzas Bay (written under the pen name Parker Francis), DiGenti penned three adventure/fantasy novels. His Quint Mitchell Mystery series also includes Bring Down the Furies, Hurricane Island, and the novella, Blue Crabs at Midnight. He also published the short story collection, Ghostly Whispers, Secret Voices. Vic serves as Executive Vice President of the Florida Writers Association, and as the 2017 Florida Writers Conference Faculty Chair. For questions contact Mary Lois Sanders, (352) 753-1324,

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