LRJ Adult Writers Workshop


“How to connect readers to your story” is a compelling LRJF Adult Writers Workshop led by Heather Whitaker on “Using Micro-Tension to Keep Your Readers Riveted” on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at LRJF Writing Center 1914 14th Avenue Vero Beach. The first half of this workshop will focus on viewpoint character and ten ways to strengthen their connection to their reader.  Second half will cover techniques for holding your reader’s attention.

Heather Whitaker came to fiction writing from a background in physics. After managing science exhibits and educational programs at a science museum for eight years, she decided to pursue her greatest love, writing children’s literature. Since 2005, she has been writing middle-grade and young adult literature and honing her craft.

In addition to writing, Heather has combined her love of writing and her love of teaching into a service for authors. As an editor and writing coach, she uses authors’ manuscripts as a tool to not only strengthen their novel, but more importantly, to increase their level of writing.

Heather has worked with writers across the spectrum, from budding novelists to award-winning and best-selling authors, including Julianna Baggott (PURE trilogy), J. Q. Coyle (INFINITY OF YOU & ME), Steve Bloom (THE STAND-IN), Jon Jefferson (CUT TO THE BONE, THE BREAKING POINT), and Laura Lascarso (COUNTING BACKWARDS, RACING HEARTS). She also conducts ongoing writers groups, teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU, and gives lectures and workshops on a variety of topics to writers of all genres.

What:       LRJF Adult Writers Workshop
When:       Saturday, March 23, 2019    9:30am-12:30pm
Where:     1914 14th Avenue  Vero Beach Fl  32960  (new Laura Riding Jackson Foundation Office Writing Center)
Who:        Open to all adults and all skill levelsRegister   772.569.6718
Why:         $45 Registration supports Laura Riding Jackson Foundation 501(c)3 tax exempt organization

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