Nikki Trionfo to Present on Writing Mysteries Into any Genre

Lurking intrigue keeps pages turning, even if there’s not a dead body in the drawing room next to a rolling pin. All genres benefit from a sense of wonder and puzzlement. Mystery author Nikki Trionfo will teach tricks learned from agent Josh Geztler about doling out teasing information, handling clue-threads and red herrings, and tying […]

Twists and Turns with Jennifer Nielsen

April 20, 2017 Storytelling Wing 7:00 PM Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen. She will present on writing twists and turns. If you’ve read her Ascendance trilogy, you know she’s an expert in the art of misdirection. Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah, where she […]

Collect Rejections, Really?

Writing is a unique activity, in case you haven’t already noticed that. It’s not necessarily done in an office; oftentimes, in fact, it’s better done at home. It’s usually best done alone, but the writer who writes entirely in a solo vacuum is one who is destined to fail, I would argue. The process of […]

An Evening with Mary Robinette Kowal

How to Wrestle a Plot Out of an Idea Wednesday, February 15 7 PM in the Storytelling Wing Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her […]

Surface Problems vs. Story-Worthy Problems: Top Five Quotes

As writers, we’re frequently told that the ability to write a good book depends upon one’s ability to come up with a good conflict. Conflict, and all attempts to resolve it, is the stuff of every plot; the deeper the conflict, the better the plot. If you delve at all into the writerly tool box […]

Editing Your Book From Rough Draft to Polished Submission

Presentation from Rebecca Jamison August 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Storytelling Wing Popular local author, Rebecca Jamison, will share with us strategies for editing our manuscripts from beginning to end. She will cover macro issues like character and plot development, as well as micro issues like literary devices and how to search for overused words. No […]

The Author’s Journey

Presentation by Anita Stansfield Thursday, July 7, 2016 Storytelling Wing – Orem Public Library Anita Stansfield will offer some tips and insight to help aspiring writers, including character development, the importance of a novel’s first page, and how to create page-turning conflict. She will also talk about the unique challenges of being a writer and […]

Interview Series – Josi Kilpack

Interviewed by Brooke Hargett I was lucky enough to be in Josi Kilpack’s Publication Primer group this year at the Storymakers Conference. I had heard fabulous things about her writing knowledge, not to mention her kindness. She definitely lived up to all the hype! Josi is the author of the Culinary Masterpiece Series, featuring super-sleuth […]