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2019

February 19, 2019: Sophie Littlefield
Creating Emotional Depth

Called a "writing machine" by the New York Times and a "master storyteller" by the Midwest Book Review, Sophie Littlefield has written dozens of novels for adults and teens, as well as historical fiction under the name Sofia Grant. She has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar®, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards. Sophie works from an urban aerie in Oakland, California.

Sophie's presentation offers an overview of emotion's relationship to plot and character, and introduces a variety of ways to add emotional depth to a novel. Learn to avoid common pitfalls and create your character's "emotion palette."


Attention Monterey County
High School
Seniors and Juniors

Our 2019 High School
Writing Contest Is Coming!


The submission period for our 2019 short story contest for Monterey County high school seniors and jniors is February 1, through February 28, 2019.

Watch this space for submission details.

Click HERE for contest rules and scoring guide.


Upcoming Programs



March 19, 2019: Susan Breen
How a Great Pitch Can Save Your Novel (and Help You Sell It)

Most writers write a pitch only when it's time to look for an agent, yet knowing how to write an effective pitch can be incredibly useful during the process of writing. By writing a pitch for your novel-in-progress, you can develop a sharpened sense of what the novel is all about and help you diagnose and resolve problems early on.

Susan Breen has been a workshop leader at the New York Pitch Conference for more than ten years. In fact, she pitched her first novel to an editor there, and The Fiction Class was subsequently published by an imprint of Penguin Random House. She writes the Maggie Dove mystery series for a different imprint of Penguin Random House and she teaches novel writing for Gotham Writers in New York City. She lives in a small village in the Hudson Valley. 


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