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Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Speaker: Lynn Raye Harris Read more about Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story.

Speaker: Linda Winstead Jones Read more about Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

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Creating Compelling Characters

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget.

Speakers: Rhonda Nelson and Kimberly Lang Read more about Creating Compelling Characters

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Meet author Lisa Scottoline

Wednesday, April 14: The Huntsville Library Foundation presents author Lisa Scottoline! Meet Ms. Scottoline, attend her keynote address at the ALLA Conference, and receive a signed copy of her new book, Think Twice. Reservations are $35 each. Learn more about the event or reserve your spot today! Read more about Meet author Lisa Scottoline

S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Meet best friends and co-authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant!

The dynamic co-writing duo are back with their latest novel release, "UPTOWN", a novel as big a New York City itself. UPTOWN follows a prominent real estate family caught in a storm of greed, infidelity and betrayal.UPTOWN begs the question when money,power, and respect are at stake, how do friendships and the bonds of family survive? DeBerry and Grant have co-written several best selling novels and have been best friends for 25 years. They will be at the Main Library to discuss their latest novel and the book discussion will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This is a free event and limited seating is available. Please pick up your free ticket from your local library. For additional info please call 256-532-5950 or 256-851-7492 Read more about S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

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Plotting the Perfect Murder: meet crime writer D. P. Lyle

Saturday, April 3: join crime writer D. P. Lyle, MD for a book signing and presentation. Tickets on sale now.

Author D. P. Lyle will have a book signing and presentation, "Plotting the Perfect Murder," to celebrate the release of his latest book, Stress Fracture.

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Can you plan the perfect murder?

Saturday, April 3: Free workshops for aspiring crime writers. Reservations encouraged.

Join the Main Library and writer D. P. Lyle, MD, a frequent advisor to published mystery writers, for a night of crime, forensics, and mystery writing.

  • Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010.
  • Time: 2-5pm
  • Reservations encouraged:  Call (256) 532-5950 for your spot.

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Great Big Book Bash: Harry Bliss

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Friday, February 19, 2010 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Great Big Book Bash is an annual children's author/illustrator event sponsored by the Huntsville Public Library Foundation and Primrose Schools.  This year's guest is illustrator Harry Bliss.  Mr. Bliss will be giving two exciting and kid-friendly presentations at the Main location of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.  A book signing will follow both presentations and books will be available to purchase the day of the event.

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Growing up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, Bliss went on to study painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). Prior to his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker magazine, Bliss illustrated dozens of book covers for writers such as Lawrence Block, Dorothy Uhnak, Bob Dole, and Fiona Buckley.

Bliss has illustrated many books and produces cartoons and covers for The New Yorker. His first book for children, A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech was a New York Times bestseller, as was Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider and Diary of a Fly all by Doreen Cronin. In 2008 Bliss published 'Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken' (Harper Collins) by Kate DiCamillo followed by 'Luke on the Loose' (Toon Books) in 2009.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Purchase them at any library location. Read more about Great Big Book Bash: Harry Bliss

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Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Saturday, March 6: meet Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Pastor's Wife and The Devil is a Lie. Book signing to follow. 2-4pm, Main Library auditorium. Tickets $10 each; purchase yours at the Main Library downtown or by calling (256) 532-5950. Presented by the Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother book club. Read more about Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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