Writing for Boys< Return to Workshops February 7 – February 10, 2013
Rich Wallace is the author of many award-winning books for boys, ranging from his debut YA novel, Wrestling Sturbridge, to his popular sports series, The Winning Season and Kickers. He spent many years as an editor at Highlights for Children magazine…
Lenore Look is the award-winning author of the “Alvin Ho” series and the “Ruby Lu” series. She has also written a number of picture books; the latest, Brush of the Gods (Random House 2013), is a historical fiction account of …
Rich Wallace, Lenore Look, and Bruce Coville will help you delve deeply into your characters’ psyches, exploring their motivations, frustrations, and personalities to truly bring them to life on the page. Weaving action and humor into your stories will be a focal point of the program, which will explore the intricacies of creating fiction for boys.
The workshop will include:
- In-depth discussion of your work-in-progress;
- Writing exercises designed to heighten the emotions and revelations of specific scenes;
- Lectures on topics ranging from creating realistic dialogue to sharpening your plot.
Begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press and ends Sunday, February 10, after lunch.
Event Cost: $1265