OAKHURST – Do you have characters playing out scenes in your head? If so, maybe it’s time to write that book you’ve been thinking about. Published author Jennifer Moss is leading a 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop for aspiring authors. The workshop will cover the basic elements of storytelling, fiction writing, and today’s publishing industry.
“In my workshops, I use examples from literature, movies and television, because those are our current storytelling mediums and people understand them,” explains Moss.
Workshop topics include building dynamic characters, creating worlds, plot structure, scene setting, point of view, voice, and more. Moss has conducted summer writing workshops for teens the last three years, and this is the second time she’s offered an adult fiction workshop, after a successful inaugural session last fall.
“Although the workshop is geared towards beginning writers, we will not be going over spelling, grammar or sentence structure,” Moss says. “The workshop is geared more toward creating a sellable story.”
Jennifer Moss is the author of a series of mysteries published by Black Opal Books, the first titled Town Red. She also has a non-fiction book of baby names published by Perigee Press, a division of Penguin.
“Black Opal is an indie publisher and Perigee is one of the Big Six,” states Moss. “I’ve also self-published a novella. So I can speak on all three aspects of the industry.”
The Fiction Writing Workshop will begin Wednesday, Mar. 2 and continue each Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for six weeks in the Oakhurst Library Community Room. Classes are Wednesdays on Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30 and Apr. 6. The cost for the complete workshop is $80; the fee includes a donation to the Oakhurst Library.
For more information and to register, visit the website for Jennifer Moss.