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Workshops at Capclave
Capclave 2016 is pleased to once again host a number of interesting workshops. Space is still available. If you are interested, send an e-mail to our workshop coordinator. (workshops @ our domain)
Please note: The details of our workshops are mostly stable but, due to circumstances beyond our control, changes to the program can occur both prior to, and throughout the convention.
Friday 4:00 pmSenecaPlotting Workshop (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Coordinator: Allen L. Wold (M)
What makes a story a story? How do you construct a viable plot from a bare (naked) idea? We'll start at the beginning, and by the end, you should have everything you need to know to plot your story. Limited to 25 participants: no late arrivals. Duration: 2 hours
Friday 8:00 pmSenecaPoint of View Workshop (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Coordinator: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford (M)
Many people think of POV as just a choice between first and third, and then omniscient, limited omniscient, or limited--or other similarly confusing terminology. But POV is really far more complex than that. Coming to a clearer understanding of the very wide array of options available to you will help you write more effective, more powerful fiction, and will help you avoid the POV violations that are common in fiction. Join us! Chocolate will be provided.

Limited to 15 people

Saturday 10:00 amBoardroomWriting Workshop (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Coordinator: Andrew Fox, Michael A. Ventrella, Allen L. Wold (M), Darcy Wold
Allen Wold will lead a panel of authors in a hands on workshop. Learn many skills as you work on a short story. All you need is a pen and paper. Limited to 15 people.
Saturday 11:00 amSuite 1209Submitting Your Work to Agents: When, Why and How (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Coordinator: Caryn Liz Fauerbach (M)
A lot of queries to literary agencies get immediately rejected based on several factors that beginning authors often make. The doís and doníts of submitting, and why you need an agent if you are going the traditional publishing route. Everyone WANTS to find the next big unknown, but if you donít follow the proper protocol, your work will get passed over and ignored. Limited to 15 people.
Saturday 12:00 pmBoardroomMicro Fiction Workshop (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Coordinator: Dustin Blottenberger, Deidre Dykes (M), Brigitte Winter
Micro Fiction, a subset of flash fiction, are stories of 300 words or less. Learn how these word count restrictions force writers to boil stories down to their most powerful core elements. You will create micro fiction pieces through a series of exercises, learn about exciting markets for tiny stories and discuss how micro fiction can be a useful tool for deepening your writing skills. Limited to 15 people.
Saturday 2:00 pmBoardroomReading Aloud for Writers Workshop (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Coordinator: Jim Freund (M)
Jim Freund, host of the long-running "Hour of the Wolf" broadcast radio program as well as Lightspeed Magazine's podcast, provides practical advice and feedback on how to read your work aloud - whether for a podcast, radio audience, audiobook, or in front of a live audience. Limited to 15 people.
Saturday 3:00 pmBoardroomShort Fiction Contracts (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Coordinator: Michael Capobianco (M), Neil Clarke
Workshop on understanding publishing contracts both for short fiction, what to look out for, what to negotiate. Limited to 10 people
Saturday 4:00 pmBoardroomBook Design 101 (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Coordinator: Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Are you an aspiring publisher? Or perhaps an author considering going it on your own? This Q&A;workshop, run by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, will get you started on what you need to know to design and produce books in both print and ebook that can stand up beneath industry scrutiny. We will cover the basic elements of design and review examples of titles that both meet and fall short of the industry benchmark. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their own books for a brief review and recommendation session at the end of the workshop.

Limited to 15 people

Sunday 11:00 amBoardroomInternet Tools for Readers (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Coordinator: Colleen Cahill, Paul Haggerty, Gayle Surrette
Readers have even more tools on the Internet to find, read, listen and organize their books. Join this panel as we show you some hidden gems!

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