Free Writing Seminar with Rick Helms
Dare County Arts Council Press Release –
Dare County Arts Council is offering a one-day free writing seminar, conducted by prolific and award-winning author Rick Helms, on Saturday, June 23rd, at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.
Novelist and forensic psychologist Helms will present the session, with emphasis on character development and plot construction.
Helms said, “One of the most challenging tasks facing writers is populating fiction with believable characters.” The first part of his presentation will focus on Carl Jung’s concept of archetypal mythical characters who appear over and over in fiction across the ages.
In the second half, Helms will present a few templates for fiction plot development that participants can use in their own work.
The seminar is designed for writers of all levels, including those who have contemplated trying their hand at writing.
The seminar, to be held in the school’s Library and Media Center, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided during a break. Lunch, on your own, will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. The seminar will end by 4:30 p.m.
Helms is the author of 15 published novels, the latest, The Unresolved Seventh, was released this spring; his 16th novel, The Mojito Coast, both published by Five Star/Cengage, will be released in 2013. Helms, who teaches psychology at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, is president of the six-state Mystery Writers of America Southeast Regional Chapter.
Please note that while the seminar is free, registration must be made with DCAC. For more information call DCAC at 252-473-5558.
Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.