Mar 21, 2011

Hay! Let's go to Wales!

Well, I'd like to go someday:

I could hike the Breton Beacons,

And I could go to the Hay Festival at Hay-on-Wye, home of "Britain's best-known literary festival."

Fresh air, beautiful scenery, and books. What could be better?

(photo from the Telegraph)

Mar 3, 2011

Come to a writing workshop

I'll be teaching a 3-hour workshop exploring point of view (POV) in YA and midgrade fiction.

WHAT: How does our choice of POV affect the stories we write? How does altering the POV change the story? In this workshop, we’ll first read excerpts from published novels to hear different examples of POV. Then we’ll individually try our hand at writing one passage from three different points of view: in first person; in third person “close” viewpoint, and in third person omniscient viewpoint. We’ll learn how POV affects narrative style, focus, and emotion when we write fiction. Attendees are invited to write something new, or to bring a work in progress.

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 9am - noon.

WHERE: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

WHAT ELSE: Registration is $40 (such a deal!). Registration and program info is here. (Look for the "registration" download link.)

Any questions, please e-mail me:


Hope to see you there, with sleeves rolled up!