Mary Ann Diorio
"Writing for Children"
Writing Short Stories for Children--Wednesday, 10:45 AM
Have you always wanted to write short stories for children, but do not know where to start? If so, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to find a story idea, how to focus it, how to create a one-sentence summary, how to develop a three-part story structure, how to create dramatic tension, and how to create well-rounded characters. You will also learn the basics of marketing your short stories to a publisher.
Writing Nonfiction for Children--Thursday, 10:45AM
Are you an expert in a particular field? If not an expert, are you fascinated by a certain topic and would love to research it? Then you have the makings of a nonfiction writer for children. Nonfiction is the fastest growing children’s market. In this workshop you will learn how to find ideas, how to research a nonfiction article or book, how to organize your piece, how to write a query letter, and how to prepare your manuscript for submission to a publisher.
"Writing with Pizzazz!"
Wednesday, 2:30 PM
Learn how to write words that sparkle and captivate both editor and reader. Create articles and stories that rise to the top of the slush pile. In this hands-on session, we will explore the power of word pictures and how to create them.
"Life Management for Writers"
Thursday, 2:30 PM
Artistic people often struggle with setting priorities and organizing their lives. In this exciting workshop, we will learn ways to manage your time, so you will be more productive and successful in your writing--and in every area of your life.