Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn From Stuart Horwitz
From first to final draft:
Improving your fiction, memoir,
and creative non-fiction
Some narratives feel as if they are coming together with an emotional payoff while others do not.
What makes the noticeable difference?
It starts with the underlying architecture of the book.
That’s why we are pleased to feature Stuart Horwitz, the Book Architect, in an extended presentation Sunday, May 7, in the Sacramento area. Join us for a six-hour training to help you look differently at your writing. As mentor to writers both who outline and who write by the seat-of-the-pants,
Stuart will cover:
- Key ingredients of a scene and how they and a “series” can move your story forward
- How to separate your work into scenes and use this disassembly to diagnose what’s going wrong with your manuscript
- What “plotting” means, and why there isn’t one narrative arc but several
- How to make sure your book has one “theme”
He will address that the age-old battle between the outliners and the seat-of-the-pantsers – those who meticulously script vs. those who plot solely by feel.
Stuart Horwitz is a ghostwriter, editor, and founder of Book Architecture, whose clients have reached fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists and have appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and the Tonight Show, The concept came out of 15 years helping writers go from first to final draft with a complex narrative. Writers have become authors, transforming a messy manuscript into a polished book and signing with top literary agencies, landing book deals at coveted publishing houses.
Since 2013, Stuart has toured North America addressing writers’ struggles. His folio of appearances includes the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC, Tucson Festival of Books, San Francisco Writers Conference, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference and San Miguel Writers Conference.
Stuart holds degrees in literary aesthetics from New York University and East Asian studies from Harvard University.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Writers and Others with Book Ideas
- Cattlemens, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
- Hwy 50 at Hazel Ave. exit
- $55 CWC Member
- $65 Non-Member
- Includes morning coffee, snacks plus lunch.
Please Mail Your Registration in by May 3, 2017!
- To reserve your seat, please mail your name and your check to the club post office box: CWC, PO Box 581746, Elk Grove, CA 95758
California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch—one of 22 branches of the California Writers Club—serves the greater Sacramento region and welcomes all writers and related professions. We offer monthly Luncheon Meetings, Writers Network Meetings and Open Mic For Writers along with special events during the year.
Click the link below to download the PDF of program flyer.