In this special class for writers and storytellers, bestselling YA novelist Joyce Sweeney will guide you through the four basic elements of good writing; idea, voice, plot and structure with tips on finding which of these are your strengths and which are you weaknesses. Exercises will help you to learn how to showcase what you do best and improve what you need to work on.
This workshop will be held on Thursday, July 15th from 8:00 AM through 1:30 PM and is open to Full and Merlin’s Circle registrants (and those who have purchased the stand-alone ticket). Clarification: This event requries a separate ticket. See the Registration Site for details. It will end in time for the Welcome Feast and include continental breakfast.
Joyce Sweeney is the author of fourteen novels for young adults. Her first novel, Center Line won the First Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Oustanding Young Adult Novel. Many of her books appear on the American Library Association’s Best Books List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Her novel Shadow won the Nevada State Reading Award in 1997. Her novel Players was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Sports Book and by Working Mother magazine as a Top Ten for Tweens.
Her novel, Headlock (Holt 2006), won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Florida Book Awards and was chosen by the American Library Association as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her new novel, The Guardian, focuses on the plight of foster children. Joyce also writes shorts stories and poetry- Her first chapbook, Impermanence, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press. Joyce runs a successful manuscript critique business and conducts three ongoing workshops in creative writing which have so far produced twenty-six published authors. She lives in Coral Springs,Florida with her husband Jay and cat, Phantom.
Sorry about the confusion. The word “and” should not have been inserted before “those who have purchased stand-alone tickets. It should have read: “open to Full and Merlin’s Circle registrants who have purchased the stand-alone ticket.”