Random Writing Quote:
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”
Speaker: Stuart Horwitz
Date: March 18, 2017
"Finish Your Book in Three Drafts"
You may have asked yourself while writing: How many drafts is this going to take? Stuart Horwitz, nationally known expert on structure and revision, thinks the answer is three -- provided you know what draft you’re in and what action steps to take between drafts. Horwitz's Book Architecture Method has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books through a wonderfully efficient process, signing with top literary agencies and sealing deals with coveted publishing houses. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will learn the secrets of how to reach the finish line through an engaging presentation which will provide examples of the Book Architecture Method in action.
Stuart Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture’s clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields. His first book Blueprint Your Bestseller (Penguin/Perigee), was named one of 2013’s best books about writing by The Writer magazine. His second book, Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, appeared in May, 2015 and became an Amazon bestseller in two categories. His third book, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts, was published in June, 2016.
Upcoming speaker for April 15, 2017:
Speaker: Matthew Quirk
Matthew Quirk is the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Barrel Zero, The Directive, and The 500, an Edgar nominee and the winner of the Thriller and Strand Critics Awards. His novels have been translated into 20 languages and optioned for film.