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“Techniques for Writing Your First Book”

Presented by Shelia P. Moses

Shelia P. Moses

A good novel, memoir, or children's book should be filled with great images to draw readers into the story. This is achieved via great language. This workshop will explore the art of descriptive writing and how to create memorable narrative.

Workshop discussions will include:

  • Prewriting
  • Developing characters
  • First Draft
  • Revising you manuscript

Shelia P. Moses, is an African-American writer whose subjects include comedian Dick Gregory and the legend of Buddy Bush. In 2004, she was nominated for the National Book Award and named the Coretta Scott King Honoree for The Legend of Buddy Bush. In 2009, her novel Joseph was nominated for the NAACP Image Award.

Shelia is currently working on a novel titled Yardsale, and she lives in Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.

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