Story blueprint: Writers’ seminar to be on developing story ideas


By April Holthaus
Special to The PREVIEW

You have an idea, but that’s as far as the idea development goes. The story won’t emerge or the plot fizzles in the middle, or freezes almost at the end. Bring your ideas, concepts and thoughts, no matter how vague or underdeveloped.

Let’s map your idea out together at a Wolf Pack Seminar this Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CrossRoad Christian Fellowship on Park Avenue.

This event is sponsored by the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network (WCCWN) of Pagosa Springs. Writers are welcome. This event is free of charge.

Bring ideas for your story. Bring your lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided as you benefit from this relaxed work session. Our speaker will be author Linda Farmer Harris.

Farmer Harris and her husband, Jerry, live on a cattle ranch in southwest Colorado’s San Juan National Forest at Chimney Rock. She’s a full-time writer of historical fiction for adult and middle-graders.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Colorado-ACFW, Southwest Christian Writers Association, and is co-founder of CenTex-ACFW, and co-founder of the WCCWN.

Her novella, “The Lye Water Bride,” is included in the California Gold Rush Romance Collection.

“Treasure Among the Ruins” — Book 1 in her “Voices in the Desert” novella series, is now available. Book 2, “Lost Memories,” will be available in December. This series is about the Southwestern Indian Detour Courier Corps.

“Mansion of Stolen Hearts” will be included in the Harvey Girl Novella Collection in February 2018.