Workshop: "Short Story Writing for Publication" with Elizabeth Sims, Award-winning author

  • Sunday, November 04, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Miramonte Resort and Spa, 45000 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210


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Sunday, November 4, 2018


Short Story Writing for Publication

Elizabeth Sims,  Award-winning author

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

Miramonte Resort and Spa, Indian Wells
45000 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Schedule: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Ample time for questions at end. Workshop over promptly at 3 p.m.

Workshop Description:
Short Story Writing for Publication
The short story is not only the gateway to writing compelling longer fiction, it’s a legitimate and exciting literary form in itself. This workshop, taught by prizewinning author Elizabeth Sims, gets deep into the craft of story construction. Her goal is to help you approach the art and craft of writing short stories as a professional does, with ingenuity and verve. Moreover, you’ll learn how to become a better writer on your own, going forward. Emphasis will be on story craft elements such as structure, character development, dialogue, image, and conflict. Together with Elizabeth, you’ll do a bit of analytical reading, then move into techniques to help you create new material freely and without anxiety. You’ll learn foolproof ways to map out a story, and you’ll get some writing done, with an eye to producing publishable work. Elizabeth will briefly discuss the habits of professional writers as well as the business of writing. Join her for this brisk, inspiring workshop!

About this workshop facilitator: 

Elizabeth Sims is the author of the Rita Farmer Mysteries, the Lambda and GCLS Goldie Award-winning Lillian Byrd Crime Series, and other fiction, including the standalone novel Crimes in a Second Language, which won the 2017 Florida Book Awards silver medal. Her work has been published by a major press (Macmillan) as well as several smaller houses, and she’s written short works for numerous collections and magazines. She publishes independently under her personal imprint, Spruce Park Press.

In addition, Elizabeth is an internationally recognized authority on writing. She’s written dozens of feature articles on the craft of writing for Writer's Digestmagazine, where she’s a contributing editor. Her instructional title, You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams (Writer's Digest Books) has been specially recognized by NaNoWriMo and hundreds of other web sites and bloggers. Her weekly blog, Zestful Writing (esimsauthor.blogspot) has been included in top-100 blog lists.

Elizabeth earned degrees in English from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, where she won the Tompkins Award for graduate fiction. She's worked as a reporter, photographer, technical writer, bookseller, street busker, ranch hand, corporate executive, certified lifeguard, college writing instructor, and symphonic percussionist. She is represented by the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Elizabeth belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa.

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Registration Details:

  • PSWG Members: $85.00
  • Non-Members: $100.00
  • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
  • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
  • 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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