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Maryland Writers Conference

I'll be giving a workshop at the 2010 Maryland Writers Conference on Saturday, April 24th. The title of the workshop is "Story Sophistication," and I've included the conference blurb here:

Most journal editors are swamped with submissions, and in many cases a writer has only a few opportunities to capture and keep his or her attention. Author of two story collections and journal editor (jmww) Jen Michalski discusses three ways to take your stories to the next level and catch an editor's eye in the process. She focuses on the beginning (the opening sentence), the middle (how to "sophisticate" your prose by avoiding amateur word choices), and the end (the types of endings editors love and hate).

Sounds awesome, right? For more information about the conference or to register, go here

2010 MWA Annual Conference, April 24, 2010