On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Columbus Ohio Fiction Writers chapter of RWA® will host an all-day (9 to 5) workshop featuring author Larry Brooks at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbus (2350 Westbest Drive). Although this workshop is sponsored by a Romance Writers of America chapter, Mr. Brooks’ books, Story Fix, Story Engineering and Story Physics, apply to any fiction genre. Cost is $55 for COFW members or $75 for non-members, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to sign up, please visit www.cofwevents.org/workshop.
Mr. Brooks is a critically acclaimed best-selling author of six psychological thrillers (including Darkness Bound, Pressure Points, Serpents Dance), in addition to his work as a freelance writer and writing instructor. He is the creator and editor of Storyfix.com, one of the leading instructional writing sites on the internet. His book Story Engineering has been called “a brilliant instructional manual for fiction writers that … keeps the writer focused on creating a dynamic living and breathing story form concept to the `beat sheet’ plan, through story structure and writings scenes. It’s a wonderful guide for the beginner and a great refresher for the pro.” His book, Story Fix, has been praised as “an invaluable resource to both novice and professional writers alike. Not only does he clearly outline the key elements required to produce a compelling and marketable novel, but he also details, in specific, measurable, and practical ways, how these elements can be evaluated in a writer’s own work with the ultimate aim of revising and, in the end, redeeming, previously rejected manuscripts. Story Fix is a compelling read in its own right and a much-needed addition for anyone interested in taking their writing craft to a higher professional (and ultimately more salable) level.”