Fiction and memoir writers need to be omnivorous–searching out classics and bestsellers, prizewinners and Goodreads favorites–reading widely, and analyzing with an eye for structure and arcs. And they need to analyze movies and read screenplays for storytelling techniques.
LEARNING FROM THE GREATS with #CAC18 Speaker, JESSICA MORRELL – CAC18, Writing Workshops, Author Development
Uncover the secrets of great authors, discover how they use the intricacies of writing craft, and trace these authors’ influences and habits. Learn how to analyze how great authors reflect their time period and find fresh ways to manipulate language with Jessica Page Morrell.
What Acquisition Editors and Agents Notice When Evaluating a Manuscript – A Handy Checklist by Jessica Page Morrell
Jessica is known for explaining the hows and whys of what makes for excellent writing and for sharing very clear examples that examine the technical aspects of writing that emphases layering and subtext. Her books on writing craft are considered “a must have” for any serious writer’s toolkit.
Highly-sought after developmental editor and author, Jessica Page Morrell, to present the Master Writing Craft Classes at CAC18.
"One of my many useless theories about the future of mankind is that the publishing industry as we know it today won’t exist thirty years from now. Never mind for the moment that absolutely everyone, these days, is saying the same thing. My theory is different." -- Author and sailor, Michael Hurley will present "The Literary Author in the Age of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'" at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2014.