Village Books is pleased to join forces with Whatcom Writers and Publishers to co-host their monthly virtual supper club.
Each month on the second Wednesday, we host a guest author or explore a new topic to connect Whatcom Writers and industry speakers.
This month's topic: What Your Character Wants Matters Most with Elena Taylor
Objectives, obstacles, and stakes all play a crucial role in creating a solid, marketable manuscript. Author and developmental editor Elena (Hartwell) Taylor leads a discussion on the importance of clear character goals, the power of what stands in their way, and the significance of why it matters, in developing authentic characters that will engage agents, editors, and readers. The interaction between character goals and plot rounds out this talk on writing and revising any work in progress. Appropriate for fiction, narrative non-fiction, and memoir.
Elena Taylor’s first mystery series, the Eddie Shoes Mysteries, written under the name Elena Hartwell, introduced a quirky mother/daughter crime fighting duo. With her latest, All We Buried, Elena brings the readers to a much more serious and atmospheric novel. Located in her beloved Washington State, Elena uses her connection to the environment to produce a forbidding story of small-town secrets and things that won’t stay buried.