Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jordan Dane's Gemini Ink Workshop

From Gemini Ink:


Hello. Hope you’re doing well. I wanted to thank you for your continued support of Gemini Ink. Your frequent posts about our classes and events really do help us.

The last SLHW meeting I attended, y’all mentioned Jordan Dane being an upcoming guest speaker. I’m not sure if this has happened already, but if not we urge you to spread the word about Dane’s upcoming workshop. We think SLHW members might be interested in an upcoming young adult writing-themed workshop with Dane.

Dane will conduct a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of writing for the young adult market. In the Arms of Stone Angels (Harlequin Teen, 2011) will be the first of two young adult novels written by Dane. Although she broke into the scene as a suspense novelist, Dane has found herself dabbling in both writing markets. She shows a tremendous passion and dedication to the craft, and is prepared to share her whirlwind journey of becoming a published writer to those who attend the workshop.

If you or anyone you know is interested in signing up for the workshop, please note we do offer a limited amount of scholarships. I’ve attached a scholarship form for your convenience.

Below is a course description:

Writing for the Young Adult Market: Where Do I Begin?
Level: All
Instructor: Jordan Dane

Interested in writing for one of the hottest genres in the publishing industry? Young adult novelist Jordan Dane shares what she’s learned about trends / themes / subgenres in the Young Adult market, the unique voice, how to create believable characters, and where to get ideas for books targeting teens 12-18 years old. This two-hour discussion workshop will be geared for aspiring authors and published authors wanting to learn about YA. And for three attendees, Jordan will provide a first chapter critique. Names will be drawn during the workshop and after winners provide their first chapter via email, Jordan will send written feedback within two weeks of submission.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 1 – 3pm
Limit: 12 Participants
Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 15
Teachers CPE Credits: 4 Language Arts
Fee: $58

Jennifer Herrera
Communications Director
Gemini Ink
513 S. Presa :: San Antonio, TX :: 78205
210.734.9673 p :: 210.737.0688 f

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