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Writing Workshop Program: Larry D. Sweazy At CLINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

JUNE 6, 2024
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Clinton Public Library
313 S. 4th Street
Clinton, IN 47842

To register, call 765-832-8349.

LARRY D. SWEAZY WILL lead a workshop on june 6 at CLINTON Public Library.

Larry Sweazy will be presenting his program “The Big Secret: Starting and Finishing Your Novel. This program is geared toward young adults and adults. The library will provide paper and pencils.

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 a 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 writer’s dream and turn it into a happy reality.

Larry D. Sweazy was born and raised in Anderson Indiana and is a multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed author of 19 novels, 34 short stories, and over 60 non-fiction articles and book reviews. An early reader, he was raised in a home filled with paperback books brought home from the factory and watched a lot of 1960s westerns and 1970s detective shows on television. Larry was 49 when his first novel, The Rattlesnake Season (2009), was published. Since then, he has been awarded eight national writing awards, including the Western Writers of America (WWA) Spur Award (2), Best Books of Indiana Award (1), the Will Rogers Medallion Award (2), the Elmer Kelton Book Award (1), the Willa Award (1), and the WF (Western Fictioneers) Peacemaker Award (1). He has also been short-listed and been a finalist for several awards, and
his books have received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal. His books have been translated in Italy and Turkey. He has served on the faculty and board of directors for the Midwest Writers Workshop, the faculty for the Indiana Writers Center, and teaches writing workshops in Indiana and around the country. Larry lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Rose, and is hard at work on his next writing project. More information can be found at