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Whether you’re writing for adults or kids, whether it’s science fiction, mystery, or realistic slice-of-life, give your readers what they crave: a character they can embrace, with a specific and crucial goal, in a world they can picture. Award-winning author and writing coach Eric Elfman will discuss the elements that go into a successful novel, including:

  • A compelling story
  • An active protagonist
  • Conflict, Motivation and Choice
  • World Building and Exposition
  • The Three Act structure
  • and more

If you are writing a novel, or have always wanted to write one, this is a talk you won’t want to miss.

Noon- 1 PM in the WORK Library.  Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Please RSVP here.  $5 suggested donation at the door – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way!  (WORK Members free)

Eric Elfman is the author of 14 books, including his newest, Tesla’s Attic (from Disney-Hyperion Books, co-written with Neal Shusterman), which is already getting rave reviews. Also a private writing coach, Eric has helped several writers become published, and in some cases best-selling, authors. He is on the faculty of both the Big Sur Writers Workshop, organized by the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and the Ventana Sierra Writers Workshop, established by best selling author Ellen Hopkins. As a screenwriter, Eric developed and wrote projects for Interscope, Dreamworks, Walden Media, Universal and Disney. He also contributes articles to Creative Screenwriting, Disney Adventures Digest, Dwell, Mental_Floss, and other magazines.