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Workshop: "Part 1: Seven Elements That Can Turn Your Book into a New York Times Bestseller Part 2: How to Create Instantly Compelling Characters" with Andrew Kaplan, Best-selling author

  • Monday, October 08, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Riviera Resort, Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Royal Room 1. Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Workshop:

Part 1: Seven Elements That Can Turn Your Book into a New York Times Bestseller 

Part 2:  How to Create Instantly Compelling Characters

with
Andrew Kaplan, Best-selling author


Monday, October 8, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Riviera Resort, Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Royal Room 1. Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.
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Schedule: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Ample time for questions at end. Workshop over promptly at 3 p.m.

Workshop Description: TBD
Part 1: Seven Elements That Can Turn Your Book into a New York Times Bestseller
In Part One of this two-part workshop, author Andrew Kaplan breaks down seven Key Elements, any one of which has the potential of turning a writer’s book into a New York Timesblockbuster. Using examples from well-known authors, Andrew breaks down these elements and demonstrates how any one of them can transform your work into the kind of book that sells, the kind of book that reminds you why you became a writer in the first place.

Part 2: How to Create Instantly Compelling Characters
Creating characters that arouse interest in the reader is critical for any type of writing, be it fiction, memoir, or non-fiction. In Part Two of the Workshop, Andrew will show how to create Instantly Compelling Characters; characters that leap off the page, grab a reader and say, “Pay attention to me!”

About this workshop facilitator: 

Andrew Kaplan is the author of two bestselling spy thriller book series: “Scorpion” and “Homeland,” including the international bestselling phenomenon, “Homeland: Carrie’s Run,” a tie-in prequel novel to the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning “Homeland” television series. His last Homeland novel, “Homeland: Saul’s Game,” won the 2015 Scribe Best Novel of the Year award. A former journalist, war correspondent and consultant, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army during the Six Day War. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 22 languages. In addition to his Homeland and Scorpion novels, each of which has been Number 1 on the Amazon Mystery and Thriller bestseller lists (at one time, 3 of the top 10 Amazon mystery/thrillers were Scorpion books), his standalone novels include the NY Times bestseller and Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club, “Dragonfire,” which Kirkus Reviews called “Electrifying! Andrew Kaplan at his dazzling best!” “Hour of the Assassins,” (“Possibly the best action adventure book ever written!”) and “War of the Raven,” which Publishers Weekly hailed as “a smashing, sexy and unforgettable read,” and which was cited by the American Library Association as one of the “100 Best Books ever written about World War Two.” Of his Scorpion series, Suspense Magazine declared: “It matches the best work of the late Robert Ludlum and then surpasses it.” In addition to “Homeland,” his television and screenwriting career includes the James Bond classic, “Goldeneye”. A fact not widely known is that shortly before Robert Ludlum died, Ludlum and his agent Henry Morrison reached out to Andrew to take over the Bourne series and to initiate the Covert One series. He turned them down.

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Registration Details:

  • PSWG Members: $130.00
  • Non-Members: $145.00
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  • Lunch included.
  • Workshop attendees cancelling their attendance and wishing a refund will be handled on a case by case basis by the PSWG Board.
  • Day of workshop sales available ONLY if workshop is not full. Bring check. Workshop events are limited to 40 participants.
  • Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.
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Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com
or Judith Magee: judith783@gmail.com

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