Slow Down and Focus - Fiction Writing for Intermediate Writers

This five hour hands-on workshop is for writers who want to take their fiction writing to a higher level. Using resources that she has obtained in the process of writing her work-in-progress, Half-Truths, Carol Baldwin encourages students to bring the first ten pages of their manuscript to the workshop. A 45-minute break for lunch is included.

Topics will include:

— Differentiating between internal and external goals.

— Deep point of view and world building.

— The role of the antagonist.

— Dialogue that moves the story along.

— How to build a story one scene at a time.

— Pitfalls to avoid.

— Your path to publication.

— Writing resources.

Carol Baldwin Bio

Carol’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008). Her first young adult novel is set in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1952. Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educator’s and writing conferences. She was an instructor in the continuing education department at Central Piedmont Community College, coordinated the Charlotte SCBWI group for over 20 years and has published widely in newspapers and magazines.

Carol also co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators and media specialists. The three G’s in her life are gardening, grandchildren and golf.