Saturday, December 17, 2011

January 2012: The “I hate to write a synopsis!” Workshop POSTPONED

UPDATE:  Sharon Mignerey will be joining us later in the year.  Stay tuned. Meanwhile, join us on January 14th when Lena Nelson Dooley will speak to us on "Taking Settings to the Next Level." Details in a separate post.

Sure some people like to write a synopsis. For most writers, the task is about as appealing as jumping into a frozen lake during sub-zero weather...even though some people like that, too. On Saturday, January 14th, Sharon Mignerey will host this workshop and help participants identify the elements required to put together a solid synopsis. Workshop participants leave with a workbook that provides concrete reminders of the steps and the techniques. In addition to discussing different types of synopses and synopsis conventions, the workshop covers techniques to deconstruct your story so you can construct an effective, clear synopsis.

 Sharon Mignerey confesses to being a dreamer who believes that dreams to do true ... when you’re willing to work toward their achievement.  She knows because it took her 15 years to sell that first novel.  Sharon’s books have won several awards including The Golden Heart, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Colorado Romance Writer’s Keeper Award.  She’s a long-time member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, was named the 1999 RMFW Writer of the Year, and was honored with the Jasmine Award in 1996.   In addition to writing, Sharon is a frequent speaker at local and national writers conferences, which she says is a way of passing along the gift her mentors gave her.  The topics of her workshops range from those centered on craft to the motivational.  When she’s not writing, you can find her happily involved with her critique group of ten years or puttering around her garden. 

Join DFW Ready Writers at 11:00am for lunch, fellowship and our synopsis workshop, at La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant on Highway 121 in Colleyville.  We are the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (  Visitors welcome!