Blueprint Your Book: Meeting Your Ideal Reader, with Susanne Dunlap

Knowing your reader and understanding her needs is a vital step to shaping your book. This second Blueprint Your Book workshop will focus on identifying your ideal audience, understanding that audience’s expectations, and learning vital tools and techniques for helping your reader enter the world of your book. This step is crucial for creating characters, formulating a compelling story structure, and building a world that your reader will never want to leave!

This workshop is part of the Blueprint Your Book series, which is designed to help writers stack the building blocks of their book in a way that provides structure while allowing for plenty of space to modify and hone as they write. Writers of all genres are welcome to register for all four workshops or as many of the workshops appeal to their current needs.  Workshops need not be taken in sequence. 

Saturday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Susanne Dunlap is the author of nine historical novels for adults and teens. Her young adult novel The Musician’s Daughter was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bankstreet Children’s Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the Missouri Gateway Readers Prize and the Utah Book AwardHer latest novel, Listen to the Wind and The Spirit of Fire are the first volumes of a medieval trilogy for adults, The Orphans of Tolosa. Listen to the Wind is a semi-finalist for the Chaucer Awards for Pre-1750 Historical Fiction and a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Susanne has a PhD in music history from Yale University.

Susanne Dunlap