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The Big Secret: Starting and Finishing Your Novel

April 11, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Brownsburg Public Library
450 S Jefferson St
Brownsburg, Indiana

Larry Sweazy will present the workshop, “The Big Secret: Starting and Finishing Your Novel,” at 9:30 AM on Sat., April 11 at the Brownsburg Public Library.

Here’s the big secret about writing novels: The hardest part of writing a novel is finishing it. The day by day grind it takes to write a novel can be overwhelming. Great ideas tire out. Real life gets in the way. Doubt over takes the dream. In this interactive workshop, Larry D. Sweazy will share proven tips and help beginning and seasoned writers alike to build the skills that they need to finish that special novel. Topics discussed will be time management, building a toolbox, finding support, writing tips, and most importantly living life as writer—even if they’re not published. Students should come prepared to write in class. Exercises include determining how many words can be written in a sitting, character creation, designing titles, writing query letters, and submission techniques. This workshop is designed to jump start a writers dream and turn it into a happy reality.

Larry D. Sweazy is a multiple-award author of fourteen western and mystery novels and over eighty nonfiction articles and short stories. He has worked as a freelancer in the publishing industry for the last twenty-one years as an indexer as well as a writer. He speaks about creativity and writing and teaches at workshops regularly to share his story and what he has learned to fellow dreamers. Larry lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Rose. More information can be found at

This program was made possible with the support of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards powered by Indiana Humanities.

Light refreshments will be provided. If you wish to connect with other participants to plan a networking lunch afterwards, you will be emailed a link to provide contact information once you have registered for the program.