Each writer who wishes to participate will read a selection from his or her work, then Eric will lead the group in a lively critique, offering positive, practical suggestions to make the story better, the characters stronger, the language leaner. Wherever you are in the writing process, whatever your genre, whatever your market, it’s never too early to get feedback:
• What are your book’s strengths and weaknesses?
• Is the story compelling?
• Is the voice passive?
• Are the characters vivid?
• Does the dialogue work?
• Is there conflict and tension in every scene?
Eric’s hands-on workshop will help you answer these questions, and more, in a fun, supportive, and always constructive setting.
$10 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.