Whether you’re looking for help getting that almost finished manuscript across the finish line, or you’ve yet to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) these workshops are designed to help writers of all levels and experience get the most out of their voice and their stories. These workshops will be taught by local author Bill Loehfelm, who writes the critically acclaimed crime fiction series starring NOPD officer Maureen Coughlin.
Character Building: Create a full-realized unique protagonist. Character is arguably the most memorable element of a great story. We’ll discuss heroes, villains, and secondary characters, as well as picking the right point-of-view and writing good dialog.
Tick-Tock: The different kinds of suspense.
How to build a strong story and keep people reading using tension, emotion, action, character, and plot.
Pace yourself: A guide to keeping things moving.
Helpful strategies on when to step on the gas and when to tap the breaks.
Classes are two hours, from 2-4 on consecutive Saturdays.
Individual classes are $60, and a package of all three workshops is $150. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a three-class spot. Cash or check accepted in advance or the day of class.
This is New Orleans, so advance sign up is not required. If your day opens up, come by and see us. Classes are capped at 15 students for each day.
Contact Bill Loehfelm at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for questions.