Fiction Writers' Group - Fall 2014 Sessions
Monthly Event - Second Monday of every month: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
The Fiction Writers' Group at the Calumet City Public Library is one of south Chicagoland's premier free writing instruction programs. Participants gain insight not only on how to craft a book, but also how to get it published and marketed.
National bestselling author Naleighna Kai will be in residence monthly to lead aspiring authors on their writing journey. Each month will present a new topic, as well as time and space for participants to ask questions about that subject. Ms. Kai will provide timely feedback and then challenge writers to sustain their writing goals for the duration of their project.
September Topic: How to Begin Your Writing Life
Don't know where or how to start writing a book? Begin at the beginning! This session will give you information on how to set up your work space for writing, as well as how to relate to others during your writing process.
You’ve been writing for a while now and the story is starting to come together. However, have you narrowed down the audience of your book yet? Learn why it’s important to pick one genre and stick to it. You’ll also receive guidance on finding the requirements different publishing houses give so that you can prepare a manuscript worthy of submission and acceptance.
November Topic: 30 Day Writing Challenge
It's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and the goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days. Think you can do it? Learn tips and pointers for outlining your work, creating character profiles, and committing to writing every day, whether or not you finish an entire novel this month. This session gives you the blueprint so that you can write that masterpiece no matter how long it takes you.
December Topic: Editing Your Manuscript for Publication
Now that you've gotten a really high word count and it's starting to look like a book, what comes next? Editing. Learn the ins and outs of the editing process, the different types of editors, and why you need more than one.