Author & Master Storyteller

Joliet Junior College

Tuesday, March 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Event: Joliet Junior Collet

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Believable Dialogue and the Myth of Show Don’t Tell

People don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say. Learn to write dialogue that compels the reader to keep listening. Author, Annalisa Russo, will explore the functions of dialogue, dialect, and accent so you can find the right mix for your novel. Do you struggle with “show, don’t tell?” Learn how to engage your readers with interesting, fresh, and concise prose, the connection to the five senses, when to “show” and when to “tell” and the difference between the two.

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News & Events

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 9:00AM-3:00 pm

Traditional Publishing – the Non-Negotiables

The Business of Promotion

Getting your book published is only the beginning. If no one knows about you, no one will buy your books. So, how do you get your book noticed? Author, Annalisa Russo, will help you put together a killer marketing plan, including information on how to create a street team, using on-line book tours, developing a newsletter/blog with an ever-growing email list, promotion companies, free and paid, the importance of reviews and how to get them. Join Annalisa and demystify the all-important task of marketing your book. 

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Saturday, April 14

​9:00am - 3:00pm

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Joliet Junior College

Tuesday, March 6th

​6:30pm - 8:30pm

ALR Newsletter

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Find Your Focus and Set the Stage

When you write, whose head are you in? Point of view is a powerful tool in your writer’s kit and one you need to understand thoroughly. Join Author, Annalisa Russo, for her presentation of deep POV and another important element of fiction: Setting. An “active” story setting physically engages your reader and draws them into your book. Both of these elements of fiction are essential to transport your reader onto the page. Register @ 815-280-1555