Award-Winning Author Laurel McHargue to Present Novel Writing Workshop

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Laurel McHargue, author of the award-winning "Waterwight" series, will present a day-long novel writing workshop on February 1st, 2020, at 224 E. 4th Street, Salida, CO 81201.

Author/podcast host Laurel McHargue

My goals are to eliminate the fear of tackling such an important project and to empower storytellers at every stage of their writing development...

On Saturday, February 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., award-winning author Laurel McHargue of Chaffee County Writers Exchange will present a writing workshop on creating a publishable novel.

"My goals are to eliminate the fear of tackling such an important project and to empower storytellers at every stage of their writing development," said McHargue.

McHargue will guide participants through every aspect of creating a publishable novel/novella—from the initial generation of a fertile idea to the nitty-gritty details of populating the metadata. "I've produced and published many times, and will help simplify the process for participants," she said.

After this full-day workshop, participants will know how to:

  • Generate novel ideas
  • Understand novel length and genre specification
  • Organize chapters
  • Develop story arcs
  • Develop characters
  • Research methods for characters and plot
  • Select Metadata and acquire ISBNs and PCNs

"It will be an action-packed day with time to mingle over a potluck lunch," said McHargue. Participants are reminded to being something to share with all.

"Bring your laptop, paper and pen, and any work in progress," she said, "and if you're not quite there yet, bring an open mind! I'll fill it!"

EVENT REGISTRATION: $60 for Non-Members; $40 for CCWE Members. Visit http://www.CCWritersExchange.org/workshops for registration forms and membership information. Please mail your check soon, as seating is limited, to: Chaffee County Writers Exchange, P.O. Box 245, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

Award-winning author Laurel McHargue, a 1983 graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, was raised in Massachusetts, and somehow found her way to the breathtaking elevation of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, where she created Waterwight—her fantasy adventure trilogy—and several other publications. Laurel writes in many genres and hosts the podcast Alligator Preserves in which she tells stories and discusses the human condition. She also has been known to act.

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