Perry to Present at 2019 CNU Writer’s Conference

Perry Presents at CNU Writer’s Conference

David Perry will present morning and afternoon breakout sessions entitled Writing Strong Three Dimensional Characters on Saturday, May 4th at the 38th Annual CNU Writer’s Conference.

Draw Your Readers In!

CNU Writer's Conference

CNU Writer’s Conference

Well-developed characters anchor entertaining and engaging plots and storylines. Because you want to draw your readers into your story and keep them engaged, you want to write exciting, flawed characters. Therefore, this workshop features strategies authors can use to flesh out complex protagonists, empathetic antagonists and interesting minor players. Subsequently, we will help authors address how to do this and more:

What traits make a character unique?

How do you avoid creating a caricature?

How do you make your antagonist more human?

What comes first; plot or character?

So, attend this workshop to learn more about great character development.

Proper Scene Formatting

Additionally, we will also provide suggestions for formatting your scenes and chapters to keep the reader turning pages.  Where do In start my scenes? And, how do you end a scene or chapter so your reader wants more? Finally,

About David

David Perry is the bestselling author of three novels. Currently at work on the third and fourth books in his Cyclops series, this will be David’s second time presenting at the CNU Writer’s Conference. His novel, The Cyclops Conspiracy, was nominated for the 2012 Library of Virginia Literary Award. He lives in Carrollton with his wife.

David Perry

David Perry

So, join David and many other writers and writing enthusiasts at the CNU Writer’s Conference May 3-4th on the CNU campus.

Attend The Conference

Finally, check out David’s website: www.davidperrybooks.com

 

The Cyclops Revenge Slated For Release

The Cyclops Revenge to be released Thursday February 1st, 2018…

Second Book in the Cyclops Series

Second Book in Cyclops Series

 

The Cyclops Revenge, the second installment in David’s Cyclops series will be available to the public beginning February 1, 2018.

Read an excerpt

Order my copy now

David is planning a post-launch public book signing. If you live in the 757 area code of Virginia, send him an email through the website and we’ll make sure you receive an invite to this exclusive, one-time event…

Send email

We can’t wait to see you…David Perry

Adverbs Can Kill Your Writing… Literally

 

In addition to my own writing, I have had the privilege and pleasure of editing several works in the past few years. Editing provides me the opportunity to educate new writers who aspire to publish quality work. It also allows me to stay sharp in my own writing. Many of my clients have excellent stories. They lack, however, the proper techniques to make their words, plots and ideas leap of the page. I see many areas where improvement is possible. In past blog posts, we have discussed dialogue, plotting and telegraphing versus foreshadowing to enhance your plots. Today, I write about one more discipline. Continue reading

Sneak a Peek: The Cyclops Revenge (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1

Friday, April 10th

Two and a half years later

Jason Rodgers was about to implement the plan to finally bury his ghosts. The carefully laid plans had been in place for weeks. Tonight marked their new beginning. The first step to making his life whole again. In the days to follow, he would put his past behind him and keep it there. He leaned back, satisfied, pleased with himself. Everything was going perfectly. Almost perfectly, anyway. The meal had been fantastic, the service exemplary. Everything had gone off without a hitch. Except, that is, for Chrissie’s demeanor. Continue reading

Writers Pay Themselves First

Time is the rarest of commodities for all of us, writers or insurance agents or jewelers or stay-at-home moms. Each day has exactly the same amount of time whether it’s measured in 24 hours or 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. There is no rewind button on the remote that will take us back in time. You can’t grow or manufacture more of it. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Continue reading

Write Dialogue That Grabs Your Reader

Deep, thought-provoking characters are one of the keys to grabbing your reader by the eyeballs causing them to postpone putting that book down. Flawed characters with life-like problems capture a reader’s empathy. Great characters make for great stories. The way they speak and communicate is the portal to their past and their soul. Continue reading