Mark Stevens will be presenting Why Write Fiction (When The Whole World Thinks You Should Not). He will talk about the key things you need to begin and how to ensure you are working with a quality process from writing your first precious sentence to finalizing the marketing plan for your finished novel.
Please join us for this informational session on Saturday, May 18th! This is the last meeting until fall!
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Why Write Fiction (When The Whole World Thinks You Should Not)
There is no shortage of novels being published. Who has trouble finding something to read? Nobody, that’s who. Average income is down. In fact, all art has been devalued. So why write fiction? What are the rewards? Mark will talk about the importance of ignoring all the messages from the universe and writing in the face of all the discouraging trends. He will talk about the key things you need to begin and how to ensure you are working with a quality process from writing your first precious sentence to finalizing the marketing plan for your finished novel.
Mark Stevens grew up in Massachusetts. He was raised by two librarians. By law, he was required to grow up loving books. And writing. He writes the Allison Coil Mystery Series—Antler Dust, Buried by the Roan, Trapline, Lake of Fire and The Melancholy Howl. Trapline won the Colorado Book Award and The Colorado Authors League Award in 2016. Buried by the Roan and Lake of Fire were finalists for the same award. Kirkus Reviews called Lake of Fire “irresistible” and The Melancholy Howl “smart and indelible.” Mark was the 2016 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year.
Roundtable Details – TBD
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