I believe I mentioned this once before, but I’ll mention it again. This upcoming Saturday (April 23rd) I’ll be teaching at the Teen Author Boot Camp. If you’re a teen, and you’re interested in writing, this conference is a wonderful opportunity. The faculty line-up and the list of the classes they’ll be teaching is really great, just the kind of thing I wish had been available when I was a teenager. I’ll be teaching a class called Voice: Where do I get one of those? Here’s the class summary:
Publishers often say they are looking for fresh, compelling, and original voices. But what is voice? And how do you get one? In this session, Matthew J. Kirby demystifies the quality of voice in writing, and offers concrete strategies and tools to help you develop yours.
Other faculty include Kiersten White, J. Scott Savage, Emily Wing Smith, Sydney Salter, and Kristen Chandler. They’ll be teaching classes on things like dialog, creating characters, and plotting. There’s a feature story on the conference here, if you want to read more about it. Check out the faculty and schedule, and register here.