MARCH 25, 2023
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
New Castle Henry County Public Library
376 S. 15th St.
New Castle, IN 47362
LARRY D. SWEAZY WILL PRESENT “THE BIG SECRET: STARTING AND FINISHING YOUR NOVEL” A WRITING WORKSHOP, AT 10 A.M. ET ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25, AT NEW CASTLE HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
In this interactive workshop for all ages, author 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.
This is a free event for all ages. Registration is required for this event. Due to the nature of the event, we’ve limited registrations to 36. The library has a large city parking lot directly next to it, and attendees can enter from the parking lot entrance. By going down the stairs and straight ahead, they can find the auditorium, where the event will be held. Writing utensil and paper will be supplied to those who need them–students will be writing.
THE BIG SECRET : STARTING AND FINISHING YOUR NOVEL
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.
This workshop is free and open to all. Please pre-register for the event here.
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 www.larrydsweazy.com.