Kim Briggs

Tuesday, October 23
Writer’s Workshop
Storytelling Secrets & Lies with Kim Briggs

1:30pm to 3pm
Library Meeting Room A

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Secrets run deep in storytelling. The lies run even deeper. Don’t let weak plot lines, droopy arcs, and flat characters reveal your secrets. And your lies, well Kim will never tell.

You think you know all there is to know about storytelling? Think again. Kim Briggs, the author of the STARR FALL Series, will help you craft the perfect lie, spin the craftiest tale, and demonstrate techniques to keep your secrets, well, buried.

Tuesday, October 23
Writer’s Workshop
Setting: Where are you? with Kim Briggs

6pm to 7:30pm
Library Meeting Room A

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Picture it: An open plain with the sun blaring down on you. A cramped closet with moth-ridden clothing. A baseball field, bottom of the 9th, tied, full count with bases loaded.

Every story, whether fiction or nonfiction, takes place somewhere. Kim Briggs, the author of the STARR FALL Series, approaches her settings as characters. She’ll share her techniques to breath life into a boring old room through thought provoking writing exercises with the use of pictures, music, and sensory stimulation. You don’t want to miss this one.

Wednesday, October 24
Writer’s Workshop
Develop and Manage Your Social Media Platform with Kim Briggs

10am to 11:30am
Library Meeting Room A

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In this day and age, whether traditionally published, indie, or self-published, or pre-published, an author needs a strong social media platform. Cyber space may feel like the final frontier and limitless, but it’s also a writer’s best friend.

Kim Briggs, the author of the STARR FALL Series, will discuss and examine the wide range of social media outlets available. She’ll review the platforms she prefers, and she’ll share tips on ways to manage your social media presence. It’s never too early (or too late) to build your social media platform.

Wednesday, October 24
Writer’s Workshop
World Building: It’s Not Just Your Fantasy with Kim Briggs

1:30pm to 3:00pm
Library Meeting Room A

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When worlds align writers are able to take their readers on a journey. Inconsistent worldscapes result in unbelievable stories. If the reader doesn’t believe the world you’ve created, they will eject at lift-off. If you break a rule you’ve created in your world, your reader will hit the self destruct button. Proper world-building is not relegated to fantasy. All fiction and non-fiction needs to create world-building rules and follow them.

Kim Briggs, the author of the STARR FALL series, will demonstrate authentic world-building techniques to the attendees. Attendees will learn the nuances, the pitfalls, and the character creation tips that will blow their readers out of this world.

Wednesday, October 24
Writer’s Workshop
It’s All About Character: The Character Interview with Kim Briggs

6pm to 7:30pm
Library Meeting Room A

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Powerful characters steal the hearts of the readers and lead them through the story. Weak, non-developed characters don’t inspire anyone. Go on a shopping trip with Kim to take your characters from drab to fab. From the red carpet to the fire side chat, she’ll share tips and interview techniques to develop your characters’ closets including all the baggage that goes with them.

This workshop is hands on and interactive. Participants should possess an active imagination and an intense desire to write. Get ready to be interviewed in your gala ware, your “nice” school clothes, and your ripped jeans and t-shirts because in this workshop it’s all about character. Kim Briggs, the author of the STARR FALL Series, will bring you to character kicking and screaming, or laughing hysterically. You don’t want to miss this workshop!

Jody West

Friday, October 26
Writer’s Workshop
Writing Emily Dickinson with Jody West

10am to 11:30am
Library Meeting Room A

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Reading our first truly modern, most prolific poet is both gratifying and challenging with her variations in rhythm, rhyme, and theme. But can you write like Emily Dickinson? Join Professor Emerita/author J. M. West to see!

Friday, October 26
Writer’s Workshop
The Path to Publishing with Jody West

1pm to 2:30pm
Library Meeting Room A

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So you’ve written your story and wish to publish? Follow me down the path to publishing: I’ll outline the tools and provide the tips you’ll need along the winding road to polish and promote your book.