Do you have a solid draft, or is it still an idea, bursting to get out?
Wherever you are in the process, Eric will discuss some of the strategies for turning that idea or draft into a publishable manuscript, ways that you can:
• ensure your story is compelling
• craft an active Protagonist
• create escalating Obstacles and rising Tension
• develop a strong Narrative Voice and Point of View
• write a First Page that pulls the reader into the story
As a bonus, Eric will briefly discuss how to find an agent or a publisher for your manuscript.
5-$10 sliding scale donation at the door for Non WORK Members– help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK!
12-1 PM in the WORK Library. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Bio: Eric Elfman is the award-winning author of fourteen books for kids and adults. His most recent, Tesla’s Attic and Edison’s Alley (co-written with Neal Shusterman), are the first two novels of a Middle Grade trilogy from Disney-Hyperion Books. Eric and Neal are now writing a screenplay based on Tesla’s Attic for DisneyXD. Eric’s other books include Almanac of the Gross, Disgusting & Totally Repulsive (Random House, six printings, named an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers). As a screenwriter, Eric has sold projects to Dreamworks, Universal, Walden Media, and Interscope. He is also a private writing coach, with a number of award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors among his clients.