Hi writers and readers!
I’ll be presenting a solo workshop and participating in 4 different panel discussions at the Creative Ink Festival, from Mar 31st to Apr 2, 2017. Here’s a list of where I’ll be and when.
Creative Ink Festival
Michele’s Workshop – Skeleton Keys
Sun, April 2nd, 2017 at 3pm – Room: Grand Villa 2
Sneaky craft tools that trick your brain into getting your story finished
It’s inevitable that life will blindside your creative process, no matter how perfect it is. This workshop focuses on creating a custom set of master keys to fit any locked door you encounter. Find simple tasks that feel so easy, they might even be fun!
Author etiquette in a world of social media
Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 3pm – Room: Firenze – 75
Theresa Bazelli (M), Samantha Beiko, Adam Dreece, Michele Fogal, JP (Jo-Anne) McLean
Does social media make you anxious? Not sure how much to share? Worried about ending up with your foot in the mouth or unintentionally alienating readers? Join this panel to learn how to engage with readers and peers online, the basic do’s and do not’s of social media engagement, and how to recover gracefully if you do mess up.
Writing the Future
Sat, April 1st, 2017 at 12pm – Room: Venezia
Barb Ferrer (M), Rob Boffard, Michele Fogal, Sadiq Somjee, Tom Wright
How do you create a credible near future? What things are likely to change, what will stay the same? How do you incorporate changes in the environment, economy, politics and culture into a believable future?
IS ROMANCE RIGHT FOR ME?
Romance Writers of America – Author Panel
Sat, April 1st, 2017 at 4pm – Room: Firenze – 75
Kate Austin, Roxanne Barbour, Michele Fogal, Crystal Stranaghan
The romance genre is a billion dollar industry with more diversity than most people think. Hear from published authors (traditional, indie and self-published) who span the gamut of heat levels and cross an array of sub-genres and niches, to find out what writing romance might have to offer you.
What’s your POV?
Sun, April 2nd, 2017 at 5pm – Room: Venezia – 35
Brenda Carre(M), Christel Bodenbender, Michele Fogal, Lynda Williams, Rhea Rose
What is Point Of View? How do you decide which POV to write in — what are the advantages/disadvantages of each. What are the rules? Can you switch POV? Common POV mistakes.
Hope to see you there!