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Seven Slippery Sins

Saturday, August 3
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Garden A/B

When it comes to writing, sometimes what we think we know just isn’t true. This workshop considers how widely misunderstood principles and “common knowledge” about the novel can deaden our writing. We’ll discuss such time-honored lies as “start fast,” “get to the point” (in dialogue), and “show don’t tell,” to find the deeper truths suggested by—or obscured by—fiction maxims so you can free yourself from them.


Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon has written fifteen science fiction and fantasy novels through small, medium and major publishers, most recently with Simon and Schuster/Saga Press. Two of her series have garnered repeat starred reviews in Publishers Weekly: The Dark Talent Novels and The Entire and the Rose. The former is alternate history fantasy and the latter, a science fiction epic. Although she primarily write novels, she has a dozen short stories published in anthologies and recently, a collection. She is a founding member of the Write on the River organization in Wenatchee WA, which is now in its twelfth year.

Kay Kenyon