October 30, 2012
CONTACT: David Richardson
7 to 9pm, The Theodore Bullfrog Pub, First floor meeting room, 26-30 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6HL
A unique opportunity to meet America’s award-winning young fiction writer BRUCE HALE, who will tickle our funny bones and tell us - HOW TO MAKE YOUR STORY UNPUTDOWNABLE: 7 SECRETS OF SUSPENSE
What makes a story riveting? In a word: Suspense. Every story, from the simplest picture book to the darkest detective fiction, relies on suspense to drive the plot. But how do you build suspense? This session shows you how to construct a character worthy of concern, set the hook, ratchet up the tension – and above all, keep your readers reading.
ABOUT BRUCE HALE:
Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to open books (and read them). He has written or illustrated more than 25 seriously funny books for children, including the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries series, Snoring Beauty (one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids), and the comics-novel hybrid, Underwhere.
An actor and Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, Bruce is in demand as a speaker, having presented at conferences, universities, and schools all across North America – from Alaska to Florida, and from the Maui Writers Conference to the Surrey (BC) International Writers Conference. His acting resume includes regional commercials, theater, and an independent film, The Ride. Bruce also sings with Mezcal Martini, a latin jazz combo in Santa Barbara.
Venue : The Theodore Bullfrog Pub, First floor meeting room,
26-30 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6HL
Cost: £10 for SCBWI members; £15 for non-members
Bookings: Please make your cheque out to SCBWI and send in with your contact details, including email address to: David Richardson, Creative Word, 47 Acres Avenue, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0BJ
Enquiries about booking to David – david.richardsonATcreativeword.co.uk