Writer's Craft: Fiction Fundamentals Focus Session: Publication Pitfalls and Traps

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Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Fri Aug 15 9:00 am - 11:00 am (2 hours)
Host:William Horner III (Writer's Symposium)
Ages:Teen (13+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:Indiana Convention Center, room 242
Tickets:0 out of 20 are available (as of 7:02 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 7:02 am

Learn about the submission process and what to avoid in your prose to increase your chances of publication.

W. H. Horner, a faculty mentor with Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program, will work through fundamental aspects of writing fiction. Handouts and worksheets will be provided. Attendees should bring a three-ring notebook and paper. We all make mistakes, but editors, agents, and publishers want manuscripts that are as close to perfect as possible and with authors who communicate clearly and professionally. W. H. Horner has amassed a collection of mistakes and literary blunders from both beginning and established writers. The workshop deals with topics such as grammar, formatting, and style in manuscripts. Query and cover letters will also be covered, with a focus on professional presentation and tone. After the session, attendees should be able to spot pitfalls in their own work before submitting it for publication or direct sale.

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