Power Up Your Writing!

by Grand Rapids Region Writers Group (GRRWG)

Join us as multi-published authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin show us how to Power Up Your Writing!

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About this event

Ticket price ($40 for GRRWG members, $45 for non-members) includes three workshops, handout materials, coffee, and water. An optional packaged lunch will be available for approximately $10, depending on options attendees select. An email will be sent to registrants with details of options and prices closer to the event date. If not ordering a lunch, please bring your own.

To allow social distancing, this event will be limited to 50 attendees. All federal and state COVID-19 mandates will be followed, and CDC guidelines will be observed. You will be asked to agree to a waiver before purchasing your ticket.

Workshop Presenters:

Lara Zielin is a published author, editor, and the founder of Author Your Life. Her debut young-adult novel Donut Days was selected to the Lone Star Reading List, and her romance novel And Then He Kissed Me (written as Kim Amos) was nominated for a Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award. Read more about Lara at https://www.authoryourlifenow.com/.

Alex Kourvo loves books. She writes them, edits them, reviews them, and teaches other people how to write them. She is the co-author of four science fiction novels, and her new romance series (written as Jordan Bloom) debuts in 2022. You can find Alex at https://writingslices.wordpress.com/

Workshop Descriptions:

Just Write Already! Develop a new mindset, get out of your own way, and get those words flowing. Imagine sitting down to write and feeling confident about your words, capable of new ideas, and clear about your calling as a writer. In this workshop, author Lara Zielin will show you a new way to use writing to help you get unstuck, crush your fears, and keep moving forward. You will learn specific techniques to help you grow as a writer and write the book of your heart.

What’s at Stake? Know what your character wants, and what they’ll do for it, to create page-turning fiction. What does your character want and how far will she go to get it? The answers to those two questions are the keys to hooking readers and keeping them engrossed to the last page. In this workshop, author Alex Kourvo will take a fresh look at story stakes, giving you new techniques for writing unforgettable characters.

Time Management for Authors: Wrangle your schedule and yourself, overcoming distraction and procrastination once and for all. Every writer battles against the clock. There are not enough hours in the day, and writing always seems to come last. In this workshop, authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin will combine their expertise to bring you the best of productivity and problem-solving techniques. Learn to align your mindset and your goals with your schedule to get more words on the page in less time.

Workshop Sponsor:

Grand Rapids Region Writers Group (GRRWG) is a Non-Profit organization. We’re a group of published and non-published writers serious about craft…but not necessarily serious people. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/grrwritersgroup/.

[IMPORTANT] COVID-19 Policy Notice: Safety is our #1 Priority! Grand Rapids Region Writers Group will act in good faith to attempt to protect our Writers Workshop Attendees from infection by COVID-19. We will follow all state, federal, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, and expect that workshop Attendees will also follow these guidelines.

Our expectations include (among other guidelines) attendees following CDC masking and social distancing recommendations for their personal fully vaccinated or unvaccinated status; self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and not attending if symptoms are present; and not attending if they have been exposed to COVID-19 and are at risk of being a carrier. Please contact us with any questions before purchasing a ticket.

[DISCLAIMER]: Even though guidelines are followed, as COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. GRRWG cannot guarantee that its attendees, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance at its Writers Workshop will not become infected with COVID-19. Purchase of a ticket indicates you take personal responsibility for your own health, and agree to following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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