Have you ever wondered how writers do what they do? How they write novels that keep you interested and turning page after page into the early hours of the morning?
Join us on Wednesday 21st July at 6pm (SAST) for a seminar with one of our best known, most successful authors, Fiona Snyckers, she is going to let us in on some of her writing secrets.
If you would like to join our Zoom event, email us to reserve a place. The admission is sending us a selfie of a copy of The School Gates, Fiona’s new book. You can buy it from our website here or from any good bookstore in SA. Send us proof of purchase or a selfie of you holding the book. Or you could pay R300 to join if this is simpler for you. Click here: https://pay.yoco.com/modjaji-books
We will send you the Zoom link on the day of the seminar.
Here are some of the things she will talk about:
- Good, evil, or merely complex, readers need to care about your characters. How do you do this?
- Using mini cliffhangers to generate tension and pace. Not every scene needs to be neatly wrapped up. Leave some tensions unresolved.
- Yell ‘fire’ in a crowded cinema. Many writers struggle with a sagging middle.
- Cut, cut, cut. The self-editing process should be used to trim the fat so that all that is left is lean, fast-moving prose. What to leave in and what to cut out?