Guns and Gunsmithing in Fiction – Novel Writing
8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., June 24-28, 2019
Continuing Ed Only – not for college credit
Class will run from 8-5, Monday-Friday. Students should attend all classes.
This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about writing a novel on any topic and getting it published.
How to include your favorite guns and their performance in your fiction writing. This is basically a novel writing workshop, with special emphasis on the shooting sports as they are portrayed in fiction. Students will be expected to write each day, with in-class critiquing.
Special topics include how to edit productively, how to schedule your writing day, how to choose a publisher, how to deal with editors and agents, and understanding of basic concepts like plot, pace, research, character development, and much more.
About the instructor: Steven Havill, is author of 30 novels published by such firms as Doubleday, Walker and Co., St. Martin’s Press, and Poisoned Pen Press. He has taught workshops throughout the Southwest, and has been a featured presenter at such conferences as the Tony Hillerman Mystery Conference and Left Coast Crime Convention. Steven is also a 2005 graduate of the Trinidad State Gunsmithing Program