THE NOVEL — Writing Great Fiction — Novel Writing Made Simple!
Writers of fiction, attention!
Description, Imagery and Setting the Scene:
Why you MUST give the reader a sense of "place"
Denny's Restaurant (meeting room)
9001 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Mission, KS 66202
What’s holding you back from writing the very best stories possible? Are you stuck? Do you even know where and how to start? Do you have a complete understanding of how to plot and write dialogue, POV, drama and comedy? And what about more advanced fiction-writing notions and techniques like: psychic distance, seeding, suspense and dramatic question?
Would having a mentor help?
How about getting someone to help you who has put millions of words on paper (and not all of them were the same), has had publishing contracts, big-shot agents and can whistle "Into the Wild" backward? Okay, I can't whistle ... but I can help you write better fiction!
How much will you pay to be the very best at your craft?
- Nothing! I want it for free!
All right, then, you cheap scoundrels — it’s FREE!
Every 3rd Saturday 1:00 – 4:30 PM, (location to be announced)
About Your Meeting Leader:
Gordon Kessler is a thriller novelist, independent editor and ePublishing consultant living in the Kansas City metro area with his golden retriever, Jazmin (a.k.a. Jazzy Brass — her stage name). He's been a "Master Instructor" at Johnson County Community College and for the National Academy of Railroad Sciences and has taught novel writing for several community colleges. He worked for more than twenty years for the BNSF Railway, and is a former US Marine Recon Scout, Super Squad team leader, parachutist and troop handler. He enjoys SCUBA, sailing, snow skiing, taking his golden retriever Jazzy Brass to the dog park and sharing time with his kids and grandkids.
His thriller novels Jezebel, Dead Reckoning and Brainstorm are all in both paper and eBook. His latest men's action/adventure thrillers; Knight's Ransom, Knight's Big Easy and Knight's Late Train were released in 2012. Another three or four more in "The E Z Knight Reports" series are scheduled for release in 2013. These novels are about half the size of his big thrillers and are fast, fun reads.
Gordon has also published two short story eBooks: a humorous piece called "Toothpick for Two" and a nostalgic romance called "Jack Baron". Please check them out.
As a consultant and editor on numerous book and eBook projects over the past twenty years, Gordon has published three books for writers. Novel Writing Made Simple is a great primer for beginners and an excellent refresher for the experienced wordsmith. EBook Writing Made Simple focuses on the actual writing of eBook novels and how they can be crafted more effectively for the eBook novel reader rather than as a work written for the traditional publishing industry. How to Write a Novel--Storytelling, the Writer and the EBook Novel is his latest work, published especially with the beginning eBook novelist in mind.
Gordon is a founder and past president of the Kansas Writers Association, a sixteen-year-old organization of some very special people. Last year, he started a group to help support independent authors called the Indie Writers Alliance--another group of great people.
Find out more about Gordon on his website and blog, at: http://gordonkessler.com.