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Writing Popular Fiction with Kristi Cook

The Center For Literature and Theater @ MDC

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Writing Popular Fiction with Kristi Cook

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6 weeks
Wednesdays June 19- July 24

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Want to jumpstart your writing, hone your craft, and create commercially viable work? This course explores writing popular fiction, which includes bestselling genres such as mystery, thrillers, horror, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and young adult/teen fiction. Learn the art of creating strong plots, scenes with impact, three-dimensional characters, and believable dialogue. This interactive class will use writing prompts and peer/instructor feedback to get the ideas flowing and your manuscript going. We'll also explore the business of writing popular fiction, including agents, publishers, and the current state of the market.

Nationally bestselling author Kristi Cook (also writing as Kristina Cook and Kristi Astor) has written more than a dozen novels for teens and adults, ranging from historical and NASCAR romance to young adult/teen fiction. Her most recent series for teens comes to a conclusion with the publication of ETERNAL (Simon & Schuster) in Sept. 2013. She has led writing workshops both locally and nationally at schools, libraries, and at the annual Romance Writers of America National Conference and RT Booklovers Convention. Additionally, she writes a monthly column on young adult/teen fiction at the How To Write Shop.

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Have questions about Writing Popular Fiction with Kristi Cook? Contact The Center For Literature and Theater @ MDC

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The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami-Dade College
401 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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The Center For Literature and Theater @ MDC

The Center for Literature and Theatre at MDC  promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all.

 As described by its Director Alina Interián, The Center  " for readers and actors, book lovers and theatre aficionados. It is for aspiring writers and award-winning authors, children learning to sound out their first words, and college students ready to make their mark on society. It is the supportive community beginners need as they shape words into poems or bring them to life on the stage. And maybe more importantly, it is for those who have not yet felt the joy of reading… the place where they can discover the books that will help them fall in love with stories."

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