04/17/2014: Just One Bite: How To Write A Successful Novella

Despite being much shorter than a full-length book, novellas aren’t “less”; in fact, they’re often more. In this one-hour workshop, foodie romance author Kimberly Kincaid discusses the components of successful romantic fiction and how to apply those ingredients to crafting shorter works. Topics of discussion include: streamlining character relationships, creating engaging conflict that can be solved in less space on the page, and pacing a story for 35,000 words or less.

Recommended reading: GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict, by Deb Dixon.

6:30 – 8:30pm
Arbutus Branch Library
Arbutus, MD

Speaker: Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. She is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist and WRW Marlene winner, along with achieving finalist status in several other RWA local chapter contests in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Kimberly currently publishes both with Kensington Books and independently through Curtis Brown Digital.

When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber,” she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.