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Scroll down for more information on the September 21 and 22, 2018 HWH Historical Fiction Fall Event with America Best Selling Author Robert Hicks, author of “Widow of the South” and “Orphan Mother” – Register Today!

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Workshop: How to Write a Short Story in One Day

    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Southwest Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Workshop with Marianne Dyson:
    Two Sessions – Two Topics – One Day

    marianne-dysonPresented by: Marianne Dyson
    Date: Saturday, May 6, 201
    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Location: Southwest Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Marianne Dyson was one of NASA’s first female flight controllers, the subject of her Space Shuttle memoir, A Passion for Space. She’s a speaker on space topics for adults and children, a technical editor, science fiction writer, and book reviewer. She is best known for her award-winning children’s books about space, including the NSTA 2016 Outstanding Trade Book Welcome to Mars which she coauthored with Appollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic.

    Morning session: Write a Short Story in a Day
    Description: Using a modified 7-point-plot method (developed by Algis Budrys), a couple of characters created through interview/profiling techniques, a menu of “prefab” settings and time periods, and a checklist of problem types and possible solutions, a story can be drafted in just one day. This method can also be used to write scenes for a novel or a series of linked stories that can form the basis of a novel.

    Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

    Afternoon session: How to Publish a Book
    Description: What options do authors have now to publish their work? What's the difference between traditional, academic/educational, and self publishing? Do you need an agent? What are the terms of a typical contract, and how can you avoid being scammed? What are the upfront costs? What goes into a proposal? How long does it take to publish a book? What are authors expected to do in terms of marketing?

    Member: morning session only: $30
    Member: afternoon session only: $30
    Attend all day – Members $50

    Nonmember: morning session only: $35
    Nonmember: afternoon session only $35
    Attend all day – Nonmembers $60

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