Too many people believe writing is hard, especially if you want to write a book. It's a myth that must die! Elizabeth's experience—and message—is the opposite: Writing is easy and fun, once we get the hell out of our own way and let our natural talent and creativity take over.
Using dynamic writing tools and the insight of a lifetime of professional writing experience, Elizabeth will help you unleash the prizewinning writer within. 'Writing is Easy and Fun' is an experience-driven workshop focused on loosening up your creativity, to find the most direct route between your ideas and dynamite on the page. Learn how to achieve effortless authenticity, which agents and editors prize above all.
Elizabeth will show you how to cut through angst and overcomplication with a better way to brainstorm; spare yourself hassle with her Heart-Clutching Moment Plotting Method (works every time, plus it's fun); and improve your core skills by Writing With the Masters. Going forward, you'll be able to be your own coach!
No question will go unanswered. Elizabeth has been published in hardcover by a major New York house (MacMillan); is represented by a major literary agency (The Donald Maass Agency); coaches private writing clients; and writes full-time. This is a terrific chance to tap a professional's trove of expertise.
After the workshop, join Elizabeth for a reception and book signing. You've Got a Book in You will be available for purchase at the reception.
Elizabeth Sims is the author of mystery and suspense novels, including the Lambda award-winning Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer Mysteries. Booklist calls her work "crime fiction as smart as it is compelling," and Crimespree magazine praises her "strong voice and wonderful characters." Elizabeth writes frequently for Writer's Digest magazine, where she is a contributing editor. A popular instructor at conferences and workshops across the country, she has also worked as a reporter, photographer, technical writer, bookseller, street busker, ranch hand, corporate executive, and symphonic percussionist.
Her latest book, You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams, has been called "magical," "inspiring," and "wise" by aspiring writers.
Elizabeth belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa. www.elizabethsims.com.
Why take this workshop? Because this is what life is for. You have enough pairs of shoes—but perhaps not enough filed pages! Please bring paper and pen, or your electronic writing device of choice. Now is the time.