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Point of view isn’t just a she said/I said decision. Where you place a story’s point of view will decide how the story can be told, the tone and voice it will have, and how your reader will experience (and enjoy) your work. In this discussion on the importance of point of view, we’ll talk about the impact this one element has on all the others, including character, setting, theme, and more. [Oh, and you’ll received a FREE copy of Lori’s newest novel, Under A Dark Sky with registration!]

Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, recently received the Anthony Award for Best Original Paperback, and was a nominee for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Barry Award. She studied journalism at Ball State University and now lives in Chicago.

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Available Courses: Which course is calling your name?

Show Not Tell: a 2-week course taught by Shirley Jump. This course is for people who are struggling to make their writing come alive with powerful characters, emotional storylines and memorable reads. If you are struggling to get readers to connect with your book, this course will help. It covers the difference between show and tell, how to find the telling in your manuscript, and the best ways to create more emotion on the page. ~ Cost: $75

Word Play: offers writing exercises that explore diction and figurative language choices, helping you develop voice in your stories, essays, and poems. Join any time ~ Cost: $50

The Building Blocks of a Great Novel: a 6-unit course taught by Dianne Drake (includes manuscript evaluation!) for beginning writers to help you discover all the key elements common to every great novel – elements that will make your novel great, too! Cost ~ $149