The Craft of Developing and Executing a Writing Research Plan with Lynda Drews

Jul 22, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212


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All writing projects require research, but how much is necessary to prove to a reader that your story or argument is credible and trustworthy? Many writers don’t know where to start. They get bogged down in the details, which often stops them from finishing their project. Join author Lynda Drews as she talks about the research plans she executed to complete four books — two narrative nonfiction (Run at Destruction and The Maid and the Socialite) and two novels (Circle of Innocence and Desperate Parallels). 

Participants will come to class with a project of their own in mind: magazine article, blog, memoir, short story, novel, nonfiction book, etc. In the first session, Lynda will discuss her various research plans and each participant will describe their project. In the second session, each participant will present their project’s research plan and receive input from Lynda and the other attendees.

Class meets in person Saturdays, July 15 and 22, 10 am – noon. 

Class size: Maximum 12. Minimum 5.

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Teaching Artist: Lynda Drews worked for IBM for thirty years. As the Global Retail Industry Executive, she did extensive research and frequently spoke at worldwide conferences. After she retired, she wrote four books. Her latest, a historical nonfiction, The Maid and the Socialite: The Brave Women Behind Green Bay’s Scandalous Minahan Trials, was released in February of 2023. About the book, the mayor of Green Bay wrote, “A gripping tale of two women … Drews brings history to life … The skillful excavation of these stories of class and gender inequity adds a great deal to our understanding of Green Bay’s history by amplifying voices that deserve to be heard.”