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New Program

 This program is similar to the First Pages Program, but instead of reading the first page aloud, our Board Adviser Donna Stegman will read aloud the submitted back cover synopses for verbal critique of the group. Please bring a printed copy to hand to Donna at the meetings. All Author’s names will be kept secret to keep biases from interfering with the critique.

A back cover synopsis is a three paragraph summary of the novel that does not tell the end of the story. It’s simple, direct, and needs to have a hook.  Whether you’ve finished your novel or are still plotting, writing an effective synopsis for your story is key to selling your novel.


Upcoming Event

 If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please email Programs at programs@highsierrawriters.org.

Let’s talk Dialogue

This event is free and open to the public. We will do the First Pages Program and Back Cover Blurbs at this meeting.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10 A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Please join Linda Enos and Matt Bayan for a discussion on dialogue.

Dialogue can illuminate your character(s) faster than narrative, because dialogue is a function of character. Dialogue also moves the story forward, can reveal conflict as well as actively impart information.

In addition to helping you hone your dialogue, Linda and Matt will also talk about the importance of establishing your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you begin writing your story.