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Writing a Book: From Idea to ISBN (Full-day Immersive)

Sisters in Crime (Atlanta Chapter)
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Feb 10 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Join multi-genre author and creative writing professor Jessica Lourey as she guides participants through a foolproof and exciting seven-step process for turning an idea into a novel.


Catered lunch and refreshments provided.


This will be a paid event. We are in the process of putting the registration system in place and will send out links to all who have showed an interest.

Topics covered in this full-day immersive workshop include:

Writing memorable characters.

Building a page-turning plot.

Creating cinematic, multi-purpose settings.

Editing effectively.

Finding an agent or self-publishing.

The workshop will be a mixture of lecture, in-class activities, and writing, with time for questions. Bring ideas, five pages of work in progress, plus something to write with and on.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a discounted copy of her book.

Jessica Lourey Bio


Jessica Lourey (rhymes with "dowry") is a Lefty- and Anthony-nominated author best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense."

Jessica also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, and magical realism, literary fiction, and feminist thrillers.

She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a regular Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter.

When not teaching, reading, or dorking out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story.

Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction, the only book to walk readers through the healing process of transforming personal experience into bestselling fiction, released May 2017.

You can find out more about Jessat her website.

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