Writer’s Block, Steampunk, and NANOWRIMO – or Help, I’m Stuck! Workshop

An Author Workshop : Saturday November 2, 1-4 p.m.

 At THE HUB in Vallejo

Writer’s Block, Steampunk, and NANOWRIMO – or Help, I’m Stuck!

You want to write.  You want to write Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Steampunk.  But you’re stuck.  Call it Writer’s Block, Outlining Troubles, Character Issues, World Creation Fail, or OMG it’s NaNoWriMo time again and I haven’t written a word.  Call it whatever you want but there’s only one way to change from Casual
Fan to Writer to Author – you must write.
Let’s talk about the Steampunk/SciFi/Fantasy genre, gather some ideas, learn some great tricks of the trade, and get you moving.  This is a combination workshop and lecture.  I’ll share some of the lessons I’ve learned, help you develop a scene and some characters, and you will get to write. Those with a brave streak may get to read their opening paragraph to the class.
Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil (crayon if you prefer,) paper, and even a laptop (limited plug in space, so charge your battery at home.)

Stay for the book signing! T.E. MacArthur will have her books available for purchase and signing from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The book signing is open to the public–come by and meet the author!

As they are still working on The Hub downstairs, an email confirmation will be sent to each registered student with the exact location of each class held at the Odd Fellows Lodge. The lodge is located at 342 Georgia Street, Vallejo CA 94591. There is street parking as well as a lot behind the lodge building. On Saturday mornings the Vallejo Farmers Market is open from 9-1, parking will be unavailable on Georgia Street at that time.

To register for workshops online, please click the PayPal buttons on this link: http://www.luludeuxmillinery.com/workshops.html.  (scroll down as there are several wonderful workshops listed here.)

If you would like to write a check, please contact Katie at info@luludeuxmillinery.com to let me know which classes your are signing up for and mail the check to: Katie Vardijan, PO Box 5223, Vallejo CA 94591.

4 thoughts on “Writer’s Block, Steampunk, and NANOWRIMO – or Help, I’m Stuck! Workshop

    1. Let me get you a link to the free pdf handout I’m giving to attendees – it has fantastic info by my friend and author Sharon Cathcart. I wish you could make it but travel is not cheap or easy these days.

      1. Thank you so much!
        I love steampunk, (though I don’t dress it) I read a lot of it or anything I deem close enough to it. We have a small local steampunk festival in my city but its SMALL. I’ve wanted to write a steampunk story, and I’ve got a couple ideas in the works, but…I’m too afraid to mess up.
        I really appreciate you sending me a link!

      2. Here is the link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/222096
        It’s a free download. I have a copy myself. Sharon is an author who has definitely been there and done that. I’ll be giving out copies to folks at the workshop and I will probably get plenty for future posts here. I hope they help. Some lessons a writer simply must experience to learn, but others are simply the proverbial reinvention of the wheel.

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