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The Elements of a Good Novel: A Workshop for Fiction Writers with Patricia Skalka

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Writing a mystery? Writing a literary, YA, or sci fi novel? Although fiction books differ by genre, they share one common purpose: to take the reader on a journey of discovery. All novels need credible characters; a goal and the quest to achieve it; sustained action; obstacles and disappointments; elements of suspense; and a satisfying resolution. In this workshop we’ll discuss ways to bolster these basic elements and learn how to weave them together to take your story to a higher level.

Photo by B.E. Pinkham

Photo by B.E. Pinkham

Patricia Skalka is the author of Death in Cold Water, winner of this year’s Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. The book is the third volume in the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series which also includes Death Stalks Door County and Death at Gills Rock. Before turning to fiction, Skalka worked as a freelancer and Reader’s Digest Staff Writer.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, September 12 and 14, 6 – 7:30 pm

To register online click here, for other options call 920.868.1457.


Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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