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NaNoWriMo Prep, Part One: Storyboarding and Success at Novel Writing

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rust Library
Large Meeting Room - Rust
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Learn about this program in which professional and amateur writers worldwide write a 50,000-word novel from scratch in 30 days. Knowing how to create a great outline - or "storyboard" - is key to successful novel writing. Professionals work with storyboards and power through their novels faster. This 2-hour workshop will teach you the practical secrets that lay the foundation for great storytelling, and will help you write a novel that sells. Learn how to make your story move and keep pages turning, creating the kind of novel literary agents and publishers are eager to sign.
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Writing a Memoir That Sells

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Purcellville Library
Robey Meeting Room - Purcellville
Join successful writing coach and bestselling author David Hazard for a workshop on writing an exciting memoir. For high school teens & adults.
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NaNoWriMo Prep, Part Two: Writing Great Scenes and Building Strong Characters

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rust Library
Storytime Room
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Learn about this program in which professional and amateur writers worldwide write a 50,000-word novel from scratch in 30 days. After storyboarding, the most important skills in writing a successful novel are creating great scenes and strong characters. This 2-hour workshop will help you learn how to write page-turning scenes that grip your reader, and how to create memorable characters. Agents, publishers... and readers... will call you a master storyteller if you know these skills.
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Getting Publishers to Say, "Yes!"

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cascades Library
Meeting Room A - Cascades
Breaking in to publishing means knowing exactly how to pitch your book manuscript. David Hazard, a 38-year veteran of the publishing world, will give you an insider's view on how to craft pitch letters and proposals that will grab the attention of literary agents and publishers - helping you land the contract. You will learn how to create that all-important, 1-page pitch. For adults.
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