2016 IWG Workshop Series
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 - 4:00 (Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is included)
"Advanced Fiction Writing - How to Write a Bestseller"
An All-Day Workshop with Thriller Master Robert Dugoni
Bob Dugoni brings a nuts & bolts approach to writing the novel, from the initial idea to the final edit. His seminar focuses on the writer’s life, outlining, writer’s block, story structure and development, creating memorable characters, maintaining and increasing suspense, dialogue techniques, editing methods, as well as pitfalls the writer must avoid that result in rejection or reader disappointment. Bob’s philosophy is to help remove as many of the obstacles in the path to publication as possible. The class appeals to students who are beginning their novels as well as to those who have completed novels and are looking for techniques to improve their writing and storytelling.
In this six-hour workshop, Dugoni shares his mastery for creating page-turning stories in three sessions:
Tension: Keep 'Em Up All Night Worrying - Maintain tension and suspense by creating and prolonging "story questions," stretching out the sequence of events, and mastering pace throughout the book.
Creating Plots for Page Turners - Create "good beginnings" with empathy and plot hooks, "middles with meat" by answering three essential questions, and "endings that deliver" by satisfying your readers' expectations.
Playing God: Creating Memorable Characters - Develop characters who evolve, form bonds, and awaken spiritually; reveal character through dialogue and unique narrative devices; give characters depth through psychological insight.
Robert Dugoni is The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series: My Sister's Grave, Her Final Breath, and A Clearing in the Woods. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction. Dugoni has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, was a 2015 International Thriller Writer's finalist for thriller of the year, and the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction. Dugoni has been likened to Scott Turow and Nelson DeMille, and the Providence Journal crowned him “the undisputed king of the legal thriller” and the “heir to Grisham’s literary throne.” Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com, and follow him on Twitter @robertdugoni and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorRobertDugoni.