Start Writing Your Book
Short Story, Memoir, Novel
First Drafts and Your Book Outline
An eight-week writing course for women
The Course: The Best Way to Write a Book is to Write!
Stories are about Ordinary People: Exciting, Scary, Fun, Funny or Sad —
Show, Don’t Tell: Show What You Felt, Saw & Tasted
Setting: Place, Time, Weather, Daily Life, Mood
Elements of Plot: the Hook Scaffold
Characterization: Protagonist, Antagonist, Foil
Who’s Talking and Why? — Aspects of Voice
Archetypal Images: The Emotional Experience
Use Short First Paragraphs. Use Short Sentences.
Revision and Writer’s Block
ISBN number, Editor, A Book Title that Sells
Five Basic Essentials of a Query Letter
Polishing and Publishing
All Workshops Include: Discussions on the Craft. Writing Time and In-Class Critiquing.
$96 (materials included)
Ilona Martonfi is the Founder/Producer of The Yellow Door & Visual Arts Centre Readings