Setting the Scene: Capturing a Sense of Place
May 6, 2017, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Roger C. Lubeck, Ph.D., is the president of It Is What It Is Press and Corporate Behavior Analysts, Ltd. He is also a vice president on the Board of Directors for Redwood Writers and was the editor-in-chief of five anthologies and a memoir. Roger’s published works include business articles, poems, short stories, seven novels, two business books, a contest winning ten-minute play, and a first-place short story contest winner. As a consultant and public speaker, Roger has facilitated workshops on Leadership, Management, Sales, Self-Publishing, and Writing. His latest novel, Ghosts in Horseshoe Canyon, is a modern crime novel set in southern Utah. It will be published in April. In addition, Roger is developing screenplays for a TV comedy and a movie.
Setting is one of three critical components in writing a story. In this writing craft workshop, participants will learn the twelve basic elements for describing scenes in short stories and novels. In a series of examples, Roger will explore the importance of the opening scene in a novel. Using creative and fun exercises, participants will write the opening line and scene for several types of crime stories. The workshop will include a discussion of capturing a scene in dialogue and poetry.
Belvedere Tiberon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiberon, CA
Food and drink
Potluck (bring your favorite dish to share)