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Monday, June 30, 2008

Speaking at a writers workshop

The Cynthia Richmond Weekend Writer’s Workshop Returns

The summer Weekend Writer’s Workshop will feature four outstanding local writers with presentations on screen play writing, poetry, editing, writing with passion, adding intrigue, mystery and the effective use of cliff hangers. Cynthia will also cover how to write a query letter, how to get a literary agent and news in the self publishing arena. Presenters include: Christopher Fox Graham, Kris Neri, Nate Hansen and Dev Ross.
The workshop begins on Saturday, July 12th at 9:30 am. Writing exercises are implemented to reinforce new skills. An hour and a half is allowed for lunch; participants can bring their own or visit local restaurants. Beverages and dessert are provided. The afternoon session features new tools, topics and exercises. Saturday’s activities conclude at 5:30 pm to allow students time to write that evening. The workshop regroups at 10:30 am on Sunday, (the later time allowing for those who wish to attend a worship service) and the workshop concludes at 6:30 pm followed by a wine and cheese celebration and reading.
Anyone who writes anything, from an annual holiday letter to best-selling novels will learn and gain confidence in this workshop. The focus will be how to write great dialogue, screenplay writing, how to enrich your use of description, the art of poetry, folding various types of humor into your writing, how to help your reader feel what you want them to feel, or know how you felt, advanced tools to make your writing more compelling, the value and benefits of editing--plus great instruction of how to self-publish or approach traditional publishers with your book.
If You Go:
When: July 12th & 13th, 2008
Location: World Research Foundation Building , 41 Bell Rock Plaza, in the VOC
Fee: $295.00 (includes refreshments and wine & cheese reception)
To Register: Call Cynthia Richmond 928-284-0715 Credit Card’s Accepted.
Note: Seating is limited, please register ASAP.

Simon & Schuster author Cynthia Richmond has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Arizona Republic , Kudos, Scottsdale magazine, Cosmo Girl magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Health and numerous other publications across the country.She’s helped over 300 people write their memoirs and is available as an editor as well. Richmond is a frequent television guest and has appeared on nearly every talk show on television including "Oprah," "Dr. Phil," "The View," "Donnie & Marie," and "Politically Incorrect" and on every news network.