I’m on my way to Virginia to participate in two really cool events.
The first is the James River Writers Conference in Richmond. At JWR I’ll give a reading at Virginia Commonwealth that’s free and open to the public. (Friday night at 7:00 pm), but I am also doing two panels at the conference.
- One panel asks: How does a writer face criticism, anger, outrage, or even speculation when writing about topics sure to invite emotion–race, religion,politics, sex, gender, transgender . . . and did we say sex?
- The other panel is more craft-oriented: Build tension into your writing and your readers will always have to read “one more page.” Tight pacing isn’t just for thrillers; you want everything you write to leave them wanting . Come join the conversation.
On Sunday, I am headed to Charlottesville for a literary salon at Writer House. We’ll talk story, craft, business, everything to do with getting the novel from idea to book. I hope to see you there at 2pm.