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Next Meeting

PCC Sylvania

~10:00 General Meeting

August 8, 2015

Series Thinking in the Hybrid World

Presented by ML Buchmann

(Room TCB 218)

(Three hour workshop with 1/2 hour brown-bag lunch)

Do you write in series? Do you wish you wrote in series? Do you wish you didn’t write in series? Come hear M.L. Buchman talk about all of the mistakes you can make and how he unraveled at least a few of them. His (yep, M.L. is a him) series include: The Night Stalkers, Firehawks, Angelo’s Hearth, Deities Anonymous, Dead Chef, Delta Force (premiering this Christmas), and…oy vey!

Craft: book arc, series arc, distinct characters, keeping it fresh
Mechanics: series bibles and other things we wish we actually did
Business: writing order vs. publication order, marketing, and (gasp!) contracts
This is a double-sized helping of workshop (approx. 3 hours) and will start right after the usual business meeting (10:30ish). About an hour in, we’ll take a 30-minute lunch break. So bring a bag lunch and bring your questions and challenges–this is intended to be as much a discussion as a lecture. During lunch, if you dare, you can lay out your own present series challenges for the group and we’ll see what we can do to solve some of them.

M.L. Buchman has over 35 novels and an ever-expanding flock of short stories in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year,” Booklist “Top 10 of the Year,” and RT “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of the Year.” In addition to romantic suspense, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics.

You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.