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The Arts :: Misc
Snapping The Slump
1:00 PM
1 - 2 pm

Snapping The Slump: How To Keep Going When Ideas, Motivation, And Confidence Are In Short Supply

Novelists Gwen Florio, Craig Lancaster, and Elisa Lorello each have written multiple books, and each has experienced commercial and critical success, as well as failures. All three have endured times when they thought they might not write anymore, and they’ve emerged from those episodes—which go beyond writer’s block and the frustrations inherent in any long-form writing project—with renewed determination. Writers and creatives of all backgrounds and genres will find this conversation insightful and empowering.

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Gwen Florio is the author of the Lola Wicks crime series, the Nora Best Mysteries, and Silent Hearts, a standalone novel set in Afghanistan. A longtime journalist, she won the Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Fiction and a High Plains Book Award for her first novel, Montana. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

Craig Lancaster is the author of nine novels, including the bestselling Edward series (600Hours of Edward, Edward Adrift, and Edward Unspooled), as well as a collection of short stories. 600 Hours of Edward, his debut, was a Montana Honor Book and the 2010 High Plains Book Award winner for best first book. His work has also been honored by the Utah Book Awards (The Summer Son) and with an Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal (the short story collectionThe Art of Departure), among other citations. Lancaster lives in Billings, Montana, with his wife, author Elisa Lorello, a dog named Fretless, and a cat named Spatz.

Elisa Lorello is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling Faking It, and one memoir. She has been featured in the Charlotte Observer and, more recently, Last Best News and was a guest speaker at the Triangle Association of Freelancers 2012 and 2014 Write Now! conferences. In May 2016, she presented a lesson for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association spring workshop. She continues to speak and write about her publishing experience and teach the craft of writing and revision.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Online
Address: missoula Missoula, MT 59802
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