On Saturday, July 11th  from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center will host a FREE breakfast and workshop for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Group.

Warren Hammond and Angie Hodapp are to present at the workshop.

Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond

Hammond’s topic: “BAD MOON RISING: SET THE TONE THROUGH MOOD AND ATMOSPHERE” will touch on setting the mood of your story.

Your character needs a voice, and so does your setting. Whether it’s dark-and-stormy or bright-and-sunny, it’s time to bring your setting to life just like your characters. Learn to take your writing to a new level by infusing your story with mood, tone and atmosphere.

Warren Hammond is the author of the gritty, futuristic KOP trilogy (KOP, EX-KOP, and KOP KILLER, published by Tor Books) and TIDES OF MARITINIA, published by HarperCollins. A 2013 Colorado Book Award winner, he is hard at work on a new series.

Angie Hodapp

Angie Hodapp

Hodapp’s topic: “QUERY LETTERS 101” will deal with the relationship between the author and an agent.

A query letter is a one-page pitch letter—an absolute necessity for novelists seeking agents. Writers dread writing them, agencies receive hundreds each week, and most of them elicit no more than a form rejection letter. However, there are many things writers can do to avoid that fate. Angie Hodapp of Nelson Literary Agency will walk you through writing a standout query while avoiding common pitfalls. Learn the anatomy of a query letter, including what it should (and shouldn’t) say about both you and your completed manuscript, and practice writing synopsis paragraphs that are clear, concise, and compelling. Get tons of tips and tools that will maximize your chances of landing a publishing contract.

Angie Hodapp holds a master’s degree in English and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. A Colorado Gold Contest winner and Writers of the Future semifinalist, she works at Nelson Literary Members and non-members are welcome.

Please RSVP to Terri Benson at tbenson@gjincubator.org. or at the Business Incubator at 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, 970-243-5242.

For more information go to: http://rmfw.org.