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How to Write a Novel (& Get it Published) with John DeDakis

A CCPL "How 2" Program Series Virtual Event!

2023-11-02 18:00:00 2023-11-02 20:00:00 America/New_York How to Write a Novel (& Get it Published) with John DeDakis Virtual -

Thursday, November 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-11-02 18:00:00 2023-11-02 20:00:00 America/New_York How to Write a Novel (& Get it Published) with John DeDakis Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with CCPL! Join us for this Novel Writing & Publishing informational program, presented by Author and writing coach, John DeDakis. Virtual -

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with CCPL! Join us for this Novel Writing & Publishing informational program, presented by Author and writing coach, John DeDakis.

This program will be a practical 15-point plan that demystifies and deconstructs novel writing -- from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans. We'll discuss how to tap into your subconscious and life experiences to transform them into a book-length project, populated with interesting characters, a twisty-turny plot, snappy dialogue, and an interesting setting. We'll also look at strategies for finding an agent, marketing the finished product, and facing your writing and marketing fears.

About the Presenter (from his website

Novelist and writing coach John DeDakis [pronounced: dee-DAY-kiss] is a former editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." DeDakis is the author of five mystery-suspense novels. His fourth novel, Bullet in the Chamber, is the winner of Reviewers Choice, Foreword INDIES, and Feathered Quill book awards. In his most recent novel, Fake, protagonist Lark Chadwick is a White House correspondent trying to walk the line between personal feelings and dispassionate objectivity in the era of "fake news" and #MeToo. Fake earned Honorable Mention for the Reviewers Choice Award and was a Finalist for Killer Nashville's Silver Falchion Award. DeDakis, a former White House correspondent, is a manuscript editor and regularly teaches novel writing online and at literary centers, writers' conferences, and bookstores around the country and abroad. He is also a jazz drummer.

This program will take place via Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be shared to registrants via email 1 hour prior to the program starting. 

Be sure to check your Spam/Junk folder if you haven't received the event login information 45 minutes prior to the event start time in your Inbox.  If you did not receive an email at all, please contact us at westref@ccplonline.org.

Charles County Public Library events are accessible for all. If you have an accessibility request, please contact programs@ccplonline.org three business days prior to the event.

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Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 Closed

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