Are you interested in writing the next best blockbuster novel? What about penning the next Academy Award winning screenplay? Or do you dream of being the next Poet Laureate?
If so, this 3-part seminar is not to be missed!
Each seminar will allow attendees to examine whichever genre they are most comfortable – whether it is fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, or poetry – and a methodology for how to write to the strengths of these genres with varying degrees of style.
There will be discussions on how to prepare manuscripts for publication.
Date: Wednesday - May 20 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: PJ-Conference Room
Program Type: Adult
REGISTER For Free HERE.
WRITE AND EDIT WITH STYLE SEMINAR 101:
A STYLISTIC EXPLORATION OF YOUR CRAFT
With Local Author R.J. Huneke At the Port Jefferson Library On Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Summary: This is the first in a three part series of educational courses designed to develop vastly different skills for attendees that have interest in genres of writing and editing. Each seminar will allow attendees to examine whichever genre they are most comfortable – whether it is fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, or poetry – and a methodology for how to write to the strengths of these genres with varying degrees of style. There will be discussions on how to prepare manuscripts for publication. The goal is to open up whole new worlds to writers and editors of all skillsets. Just be ready with your pens, folks!
Session 1 Outline: First and foremost, the seminar will consist of attendees writing, reading, and editing. This session will be an introductory look into the techniques of writing and editing and how to invoke a sense of style while mastering the crafts. Volunteers will be called on to share their work, at times, and helpful critiquing will take place, as well as an examination of how the writer and/or editor came to some of their stylistic decisions; all critiquing will be done in a positive and constructive manner. Questions for the instructor are encouraged throughout the night. Since editing is an integral part of any writing process, we will explore how to stylistically edit each writing genre in detail and how doing this can add appeal to manuscripts being submitted for publication. Materials from a few published authors and editors will also be provided to attendees for use as a continued resource.
Session 1 Requirements: Please bring a notebook (beat up, beloved, or otherwise) for taking notes in, a writing implement, and separate paper for writing and editing with. It is optional, but encouraged, that each attendee brings a piece of their writing with them to work with.
Recommended Reading: The following sources will provide a great source of writing and editing knowledge, as well as a good deal of inspiration: On Writing by Stephen King – a semi-autobiographical account of the master giving direct insight into his writing and editing processes (it is also entertaining); The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk – a straight forward, brief, yet intricately detailed account of all manner of punctuation, grammar, and all of the nuances of the English language boiled down to a tiny pocket-sized volume (this could easily have replaced all of my English textbooks growing up); A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker – a much more in-depth and multi-tabbed guide that includes MLA, APA, and Chicago Style writing techniques and is highly recommended for anyone at university; Poets & Writers Magazine is a wealth of writing, editing, and publishing insight.
About the Author: R.J. Huneke was born in Port Jefferson and has gone on to write hundreds of publications in numerous non-fiction, poetry, and fiction platforms. He is writing and editing regularly for Examiner.com and Gadizmo, and his first novel from a major publisher Cyberwar is being released on May 5, 2015.
The second and third part of the seminar will be held at the same location on June 10 and 24, 2015 at 7 pm.
I have turned the tide and started on my journey. Words and Worlds hang in the balance and I am writing it all down before the RJ Tower! Read about my newest novel on CyberwarSeries.com