Writing Workshop: You Want to be a Writer - How to Dive in Successfully

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you have questions about how to become published? Or, maybe you don’t know what questions to ask?  Learn the secrets and process of writing your story, novel, or memoir from long-time writer, author, writing teacher and writing coach, Christine DeSmet. DeSmet has experienced a lot and helped thousands of writers take that first step to writing and publishing with pride. This workshop is geared to writers interested in all types of writing, all genres.

Space is limited, registration is required. Please register using the form below.

About Christine DeSmet:

Christine is a writing coach, novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, playwright, speaker/workshop leader, and frequent contest judge.  She taught writing at University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies for many years as a Distinguished Faculty Associate. She directed nationally recognized programs including the “Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat” and “Writers’ Institute.” She was a coach in the UW’s Pathway to Publication Coaching Program, and enjoyed watching writers become authors.

She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Wisconsin Writers Association, Writers Guild of America, East, and Blackbird Writers (mystery writers). She is a past Golden Heart winner and finalist (three times) in the contests sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Her romantic suspense novel, Spirit Lake, won RWA’s Golden Pen Contest. She currently writes mysteries in the Fudge Shop Mystery Series and Mischief in Moonstone novella series.


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