Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Conferencing We Will Go

I'm hitting the dusty trail - to Edmonton, Alberta for the Inscribe Fall Writer's conference where I will be teaching to workshops on fiction and giving a fancy speech at the end of the conference.

If you are in the area (or want to be) find out all the details on the Inscribe site.

I'll be teaching on showing vs. telling in fiction - highlighting deep POV and subtext as components intrinsic to the concept. In the afternoon, I'll teach about language use, how to get your point across in a way people will care about. In this workshop I'll focus on a triad of concepts: Verbs - passive and weak (they aren't necessarily the same thing)/Adverbs, Tropes, and Word Crutches. (psst...there may be a few surprise give-aways in the mix!)

I'll be topping the day off with a farewell plenary that is sure to bring the house down. Or at least clear it out.

I'm looking forward to a time of schmoozing with writers, seeing some old friends and making some news ones. My books will be for sale at the conference bookshop as well.

I'll be posting my fiction workshops on this blog in the near future as well - so if you can't make the conference, you can still benefit from my vast, unstoppable knowledge. *tongue firmly in cheek*
I bid you good writing!


Koala Bear Writer said...

WOOHOO!! :) I'm so excited about the conference... as always! Happy travels to you and see you there!

Serendipity said...

I wish I could be there to hear you! Good luck!

Aggie Villanueva said...

Can't be there either, but I look forward to your workshop posts.