Denver Woman’s Press Club Fall Seminar


Learn How Character, Setting and Action Take Your Fiction Writing to the Next Level

Top novelists teach the three essential elements of fiction in program requested by Denver writing community at Denver Woman’s Press Club Fall Seminar, Saturday, October 19, 2013.

What do you get when you put compelling characters in an intriguing setting and ratchet up the tension? Maybe your best-seller! Three prominent fiction writers teach you three essentials to writing exceptional fiction—character, setting and action—at the Denver Woman’s Press Club Fall Seminar.

“This program was specifically requested by writers who have attended the club’s fiction workshops,” says DWPC First Vice President Kimberly Field. “Writers are saying that this is the year to shift that novel into high gear.” This workshop is more advanced and suitable for writers who want to go beyond the basics.

What: The Art of Writing Fiction

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8:30 am – Noon

Where: Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan Street, Denver, park free in north lot

Cost: $45 (includes handouts and refreshments) Art of… Writing Top-Notch Settings

The Workshop in Three Segments:

Critical to good fiction are the people who inhabit your fictional world. They are three- dimensional, with hopes and dreams, likes and dislikes, moral and political values. Learn techniques for breathing life into your characters.

The Presenters:

Jon Chandler is a Spur Award-winning author for his novel The Spanish Peaks. He’s performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and is known as a superb wordsmith, receiving rave reviews for his seven CDs.

Settings do more than give your characters a home—they also unify plot and character. In fact, settings tend to determine characters and determine what the novelist may or may not include in the story. Learn techniques for crafting settings that enrich the rest of the story.

Doug Kurtz is the author of Mosquito and the in-progress novel Deadbolt. He’s written for online and print publications and worked as a copy editor for Expedia.

There’s action and there’s tension. While a good story can survive with little physical action, it cannot hope to succeed without tension: the distance between the characters and their goals. Learn how to create tension that makes your fiction a page-turner.

Gary Schanbacher, the author of Migration Patterns, received an honorable mention for distinguished first works of fiction and has won a Colorado Book Award and the Eric Hoffer General Fiction Award.

Reserve your spot online at, by mail, or at the door. This workshop will fill fast. Commit to your writing today!


Sally Stich sstich9083 AT


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