Author Visits

Visit the Events page for details on Beth Rodgers’ upcoming presentations. For more details on the various presentation and workshop options available, please see the following information:

CREATIVE WRITING PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Option 1: Creative Characters and Conflict
– Developing Characters into Exciting, Well-Rounded Individuals
– Establishing Connections Between Characters, Places, and Events
– Making Cuts and Transitions for a Smoother Flow
– Ways to Create Suspense with Strong Lead-Ins and Vivid Details

Option 2: Powerful Points of View and Sensational Settings
– How to Master Point of View to Keep Writing Fresh
– Re-Imagining Settings – If You Can Picture It, You Can Write It
– Ways to Look “Outside the Box” from the Angle of Your Readers
– Making the Setting a Character with Inviting Elements

Option 3: Exceptional Emotion and Endings
– Injecting Emotion in Order to Bring Characters to Life
– Choosing the Most Realistic Wording to Show and Not Tell Feelings
– At What Point Should Emotion be Maximized for a Powerful Climax?
– Concluding Intertwining Stories for a Satisfying Ending

Option 4: Getting Started on Writing Your Novel
– Brainstorming Tools to Enhance Character and Plot
– Goal-Setting Questions to Solidify Your Writing Purpose
– Overcoming Writer’s Block and How to Find Ideas
– Creating a Focused, Sequential Novel Outline

Option 5: Crafting Free Verse Poetry
– Conveying Emotion, Description, and Action with but a Few Words
– Incorporating Characters, Conflict, and Settings Effectively
– Working with Literary Devices to Increase Engagement
– Understanding Similarities and Differences to Prose

Option 6: The Power of Word Choice & Placement
– Creating Context through Connotation, Tone, and Meaning
– Focusing on Word Economy to Create More Deliberate Content
– Choosing Appropriate Terms Based on Time, Place, Character, and Scenario
– Showing Personality and Influencing the Senses

Option 7: How Pop Culture Can Enhance Your Writing
– Pinpointing Significant Moments with Versatile Appeal
– Informing Your Writing with Notable Cultural Mentions
– Employing Present-Day and Historical Lenses to Engage Readers
– Identifying Pop Culture Patterns to Create More Realistic Scenarios

All Seven Options Include:
– Hands-On Creative Writing Activities
– Question and Answer Session
– Participants Invited to Bring and Share Their Own Creative Writing

PLEASE CONTACT BETH RODGERS FOR BOOKING AND MORE INFORMATION: beththewriter@gmail.com or 248-752-6540
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ESSAY WRITING PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Option 1: Components of a Well-Rounded Essay
– Understanding the Criteria for a Well-Structured Thesis Statement
– Establishing Relevance and Credibility Through Research Tools
– Formulating Strong Transitions for a Smoother Flow
– Instilling Ethos, Pathos, and Logos into the Essay Writing Process

Option 2: Various Styles of Essays
– Defining the Difference Between Informative and Argumentative Writing
– Capturing the Main Idea(s) and Supporting Details that Matter Most
– Ways to Consider Opposing Viewpoints to Focus on Counterarguments
– Showing How Writing One Style of Essay Prepares for Other Types

Option 3: Relevant Research Tips and Tricks
– Identifying and Answering the Five Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why)
– Details on How to Annotate, Summarize, Paraphrase, and Make Inferences
– Differentiating Between Facts and Opinions
– Interpreting Purpose and Tone through Content and Grammar

Option 4: Breaking Down College Admissions Essays
– Maintaining a Personal Focus, Voice, and Viewpoint
– Solidifying a Creative and Unique Writing Stance
– Engaging Admissions Officers with Riveting Topics
– Relying on Narrow vs. Broad Information and Details
– Showcasing Yourself through Showing vs. Telling
– Ensuring Focused Revision and Review Before Submission

All Four Options Include:
– Hands-On Writing Activities
– Question and Answer Session
– Participants Invited to Bring and Share Their Own Writing
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Book Readings & Signings
– Excerpts from Freshman Fourteen and Sweet Fifteen to be read
– Discussion of writing practice and process
– Question and Answer Session
– Advance orders of books can be placed, and books will also be available on location.

PLEASE CONTACT BETH RODGERS FOR BOOKING AND MORE INFORMATION: beththewriter@gmail.com or 248-752-6540

For further information on Beth Rodgers, Freshman Fourteen, and Sweet Fifteen, please visit:
Author Website: www.BethRodgersAuthor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bethrodgersauthor
Twitter: @bethrodgersauth
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.do/bethrodgersgoodreads

**All presentations can be adapted for any grade level, and also for adults.**

You may also e-mail beththewriter@gmail.com for further information.


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