June 9-12, 2011
Elizabeth was the Special Speaker and also presented a writing workshop at the Golden Crown Literary Society's Conference.
Golden Crown Literary Society Conference
The Buena Vista Palace
Friday, June 10:
Special Speaker Elizabeth Sims
"Looking for Trouble: Doing Research for Fiction is NOT for Sissies."
From inner-city Detroit to South Los Angeles, from casting studios in Hollywood to the storm-lashed wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Elizabeth Sims has forged fiction from experience. She’ll relate her adventures, discuss the latest in fiction research today, and share insider tips for aspiring writers and readers. Bring your questions and all the irreverence you can muster.
A video of this speech is available KleisTV.com
Also Friday, June 10:
Coffee Chat with Elizabeth Sims, Fay Jacobs, and Rachel Spangler.
Saturday, June 11:
Afternoon Workshop with Elizabeth Sims:
"Rough it Up: For a Better First Draft, Get Messy!"
Ernest Hemingway famously said, "The first draft of anything is shit." What does that mean? Elizabeth Sims will discuss, demonstrate, and help you get from the shit to the gold, including:
- How trying to get it right the first time hinders you from writing your best.
- When to give yourself permission to make mistakes.
- How to throw your writing throttle wide open.
- Why messy drafts can lead to lively, crystal-clear writing.
- How plowing through poor ideas leads to original, great ones.
- How easy your second draft will be after you've written a free-flowing first.