Joliet Junior College

Thursday, April 25
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet IL, 60431

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm


Every Great Story Is About People


Characters are the heart and soul of every piece of fiction, even more so than plot, setting, and theme. So, who are your favorite characters? Why do they stick with you when so many others pass through and never leave a mark?

Annalisa Russo will discuss how to create three-dimensional characters who will stay with readers long after the story is finished—characters we love and characters we love to hate—vivid, alive, and believable. Topics will include: physical description, name analysis, dialogue, attitude, reactions of others, gestures, mannerisms, and quirks, among others. Register @ 815-280-1555

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet IL, 60431

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm


Polishing Your Manuscript Until It Shines

Is your story ready for publication? In her lecture/PowerPoint presentation, “Polishing Your Manuscript Until It Shines,” author Annalisa Russo, will outline the editing steps needed to produce a polished manuscript. Annalisa will speak on her editing process and experience working with an editor. The lecture/PowerPoint presentation will also include a Q & A session and a comprehensive reference guide for attendees.


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

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Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Anatomy Of A Plot


Join author Annalisa Russo in her PowerPoint presentation on the craft of storytelling with an emphasis on plotting. Improve your writing skills to develop character driven plots and heighten the conflict in your stories. Let Annalisa guide you through her plotting techniques and inspire you on your journey.


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

Joliet Junior College


Thursday, February 28

​6:30pm - 8:00pm

Author & Master Storyteller

Joliet Junior College


Thursday, March 28

​6:30pm - 8:00pm

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