Thursday, July 16, 2015

Author of the Year to Teach at Sharon Forks Library

Local writers aspiring to make their book a “page-turner,”  “a gripping story,” or “a must read,” have an opportunity to learn from David Darracott, author of Wasted and Internal Security, in a 2-hour writing seminar at the Sharon Forks Library on Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Darracott, who was recently honored by the Georgia Writers Association as the 2015 Author of the Year for his latest novel, Wasted, in the detective/mystery category, will teach seminar participants how to structure and plot their novels for readability, velocity, and professionalism.

“These are the qualities that make it impossible for readers to put your book down,” says Darracott.

“In this introductory discussion, we’ll cover basic structure and plotting techniques that are sure-fire methods you can employ to improve your story and make the writing process go easier,” Darracott explained

And with his experience, he definitely knows the trick to making the writing process more productive. In addition to his novels Wasted and Internal Security, Darracott has written short stories and nonfiction for magazines, television, and film. He holds a Masters degree in English, received a Hambidge Fellowship in 2009-2010, and is a graduate of Emory University.

In addition to teaching several seminars on novel writing at the library, Darracott has also served as a guest moderator for the FCPL Writing Group. The group is open to all adults with an interest in writing and meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Post Road Library.

To register for the seminar or for more information on the FCPL Writing Group, please visit