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Below is a list of past events.
DATE EVENT/LOCATION
2/06 Teaching Engagement, Edmonds Community College, Everett, WA
2/24/06 Key Note Speaker, Idaho Literacy Lab, Annual Luncheon
Boise, Idaho
12/05 Luncheon Speaker, San Mateo Rotary Club, San Mateo, CA
11/05 Teaching Engagement at Pierce County Community College, Pierce County, WA
9/05 Panel Speaker, Getting Published, Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association, Portland, Oregon
9/05 Luncheon Speaker-Gordon, Murray, Tilden
Seattle, WA
8/05 American College of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
Sun Valley Idaho
7/05 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Annual Conference
Seattle, WA
6/05 Dinner Speaker, La Connor Rotary Club
La Connor, WA
4/05 Keynote Speaker, Southeast Idaho Librarian's Association Annual Convention
Pocatello, Idaho
4/05 Sacred Heart Grammar School Young Autho's Day
Belleuve, WA
3/05 Bellevue Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event
Bellevue, WA
2/05 Dinner Speaker, Mercer Island Rotary Club
Mercer Island, WA
2/05 Dinner Speaker, Seattle Freelancers
Seattle, WA
4/4/07 You've Got the Power: Story Telling Techniques to Bring Your Writing to Life
Session Description: Whether you're looking to write a better brief, get your first novel published, hoping to write a New York Times Best-Seller, or do it all learn and understand what makes a judge, an agent, editor, and, reader pick up your work and keeps them from putting it down. Robert Dugoni will teach you the story telling techniques you need to bring your writing to life: 1) How to create memorable primary and secondary characters through the utilization of physical and psychological attributes, clothing, mannerisms, and dialogue; 2) How to writing a first chapter that sets the tone of your novel and grabs the reader's attention in the first three pages; and 3) How to create and sustain tension and suspense to keep the reader turning the page. Applying these techniques will bring more life to all your writings. For more information go to www.poisonedpen.com
Poisened Pen, Pheonix, AZ
4/28/07 Better than Fiction: Writing Nonfiction in a Fiction Style
Registration for the conference will open February 1, 2007 at the Field's End website, www.fieldsend.org. The conference fee will be $135 for early registration throughout the month of February and $150 from March 1.
Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo WA
5/5/07 Creating Memorable Characters: A Workshop by Robert Dugoni
Description Looking to get your first novel published, or to take the next step and write that breakout bestseller? This workshop will teach you the skills to create the kind of memorable characters literary agents, editors, and readers can't stop thinking about. Visit www.extension.washington.edu for more information
University Of Washington Extension Program, Seattle WA
9/29/07-9/30/07 SEAK
Executive Summary This is an advanced, small group writing program that will focus on character development, capturing the readers attention in the first chapter and maintaining tension. It is designed to give writers the personalized attention and knowledge needed to help break through and get published. Registration is strictly limited to a maximum of 36 attendees. This weekend course is being held in an easily accessible, "fly in, fly out" location near Chicago's O'Hare airport. For more information go to www.seak.com
Crown Plaza Chicago O'hare, Chicago, IL
7/30/08 Writing the Synopsis that Will Get an Agent's Attention
Mercer Island Library- 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3537 | chaanderson@kcls.org
11/3/09 Getting Started and Moving in the Right Direction-- From your initial query letter to your published novel the writer must convey that they understand classic story structure. This NY Times best-selling author will provide in-class exercises and assignments to help students better understand story structure so they can evaluate their novel s plot. Discover the four stages to writing and how to determine if you should, or shouldn't, outline.
Bellevue Regional Library
11/7/09 How to Write a New York Times Bestseller -- The acclaimed national seminar comes to Bellevue. This one day seminar will take you from plotting to revising, an all encompassing one day boot camp with a substantial handout for easy and frequent reference.
Chinook Middle School Auditorium/Library Bellevue
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Contact Kelli@pnwa.org 425-673-2665
11/3/09 Getting Started and Moving in the Right Direction-- From your initial query letter to your published novel the writer must convey that they understand classic story structure. This NY Times best-selling author will provide in-class exercises and assignments to help students better understand story structure so they can evaluate their novel s plot. Discover the four stages to writing and how to determine if you should, or shouldn't, outline.
Bellevue Regional Library
11/7/09 How to Write a New York Times Bestseller -- The acclaimed national seminar comes to Bellevue. This one day seminar will take you from plotting to revising, an all encompassing one day boot camp with a substantial handout for easy and frequent reference.
Chinook Middle School Auditorium/Library Bellevue
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Contact Kelli@pnwa.org 425-673-2665
11/10/09 Playing God: Creating Memorable Characters-- Have you ever finished a book and been unable to forget the characters for days? Months? Even Years? What is it about certain characters that makes them so memorable. Learn techniques to make your characters well-rounded individuals that will keep readers wondering about them long after they have finished your book.
Bellevue Regional Library
11/17/09 Techniques to Bring Your Novel Writing to Life-- Learn how to employ time-tested techniques of best-selling authors to improve your novel writing. This workshop will focus on catching and holding the reader's attention in the first three pages while avoiding common mistakes - the seven deadly sins that can get a manuscript rejected and how to create and sustain tension, the key to keeping readers turning the page.
Bellevue Regional Library
11/24/09 Power Editing-- Now that you've typed, "The End" - you're finished. Or are you? Review the common mistakes novelists make and how to fix them before submitting to an agent or editor. Learn five steps to editing your manuscript including: making judgments about your protagonist and antagonist, evaluating secondary characters, tightening the manuscript, reviewing word and sentence choice and polishing your work to eliminate typos and misspellings.
Bellevue Regional Library
3/27/10-3/28/10 Seak National Advanced Fiction Writing Seminar, Featured Instructor
4/10/10-4/11/10 Oregon Writers Colony Annual Conference New Port Oregon, Keynote speaker, and Seminar Instructor
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