10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
10 AM - Set-up/Coffee Talk
10:15 - Meeting
Writing or editing a novel can be overwhelming. However, breaking down the process into steps or drafts cuts down on stress and makes the whole process more manageable. Burton will take you through her drafting process starting with the SLOPPY COPY, the various fine-tuning drafts and finally THE BIG READ. She’ll also share her Last Draft Checklist, which tightens prose and makes sentences pop.
USA Today Bestselling author Mary Burton has written 23 novels and five novellas and her latest romantic suspense releases include COVER YOUR EYES (November 2014), BE AFRAID (April 2015) and I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU (November 2015). Under the name Mary Ellen Taylor she writes women’s fiction including her upcoming release AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET (May 2015). Burton lives in Virginia where she loves to bake, hike and chase her three miniature dachshunds. She is currently typing away on her next novel.
There will be a lunch break around noon. The library will be available in the afternoon to continue the workshop or to have group writing sessions. This is a great time to join the BOOK IN A YEAR group.