Whether you’re trying to sell your first book or your fortieth, the road to publication is never an easy one to navigate. Let Liberty States Fiction Writers guide your way. A multi-genre organization, the Liberty States Fiction Writers is dedicated to the education and support of all fiction writers. We provide workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers.
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April 12 Meeting
The April 12 meeting will be held at the Edison Public Library, Main Library, 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey. The Board/Business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. The workshop will commence at approximately 10:45. Roundtable sessions will be held at 12:00.
DIRECT YOUR BOOK! Theatrical Techniques to a Blockbuster Novel
LIGHTS! LAPTOP! ACTION!
Approach your novel writing in a unique way…
In theatre, there are many roles to play. Director, producer, cinematographer, actor, audience member, costume crafter, set designer and many more. Each role provides a different perspective and is crucial to the overall production. When pieced together, they provide an immersive, seamless experience – entertainment at its finest.
What if you take these roles and adapt them as you craft your novel?
Let Leanna Renee Hieber take you through the various roles as she uses her theatre background to break down your manuscript theatrically to see and create your book. A Cinematographer sets up the shot, the Director makes choices about POV, movement and structure, and an Actor “gets into” character and delivers dialogue. These roles snap into a perfect mosaic. You, as the writer, must take on each. Looking at setting, structure, world-building and character in a whole new way gives you a 360 degree approach to writing a rich, engaging, character-driven novel.
Are you ready to Direct Your Book? Join us!
AUTHOR BIO: Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre of Fantasy Romance, hit Barnes and Noble’s and Borders bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards. This currently out-of-print series will reissue in new and revised editions from Tor/Forge in early 2015. The Strangely Beautiful saga is also being adapted into a musical theatre production. Leanna’s Magic Most Foul saga began with DARKER STILL, an Indie Next List pick and a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title and the trilogy is now complete. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy saga, The ETERNA FILES begins early 2015 from Tor/Forge. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS (Tor), which has been named a Kirkus “Best Book of 2013″. She is a proud member of performers unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and works often in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire. A perky Goth girl with more corsets than is reasonable, Leanna is a die-hard Slytherin and Narcissa Malfoy cosplayer, enjoys long walks through graveyards in full Victorian regalia and really loves a good ghost story. She lives in New York City with her husband and their beloved rescued lab rabbit. Visit Leanna at http://leannareneehieber.com, http://twitter.com/leannarenee or http://facebook.com/lrhieber.
**Leanna will be the featured author in April and will have many of her books available for autograph and purchase.
Networking and Roundtables
After the workshop, members may spend some time networking and attending the roundtable sessions. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch or some items to share with other members. The roundtable session this week will be critique. For the critique session, please bring 5 pages of the work you wish to share with your fellow members.
If you are an LSF Writers member with an upcoming release and would like to be a featured author, please e-mail us using the contact form in the Members Only section.
As a reminder, if you are a LSF Writer Member and have a 2013 and/or 2014 release, please send your cover and a short book blurb to email@example.com. If you are a Published Author, please send your photo and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may prepare our 2012 Author Spotlights.
The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.
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