This presentation is Bob Dugoni’s acclaimed national seminar. Using lecture, in-class assignments, and examples of his own and other bestsellers, Bob brings a nuts-and-bolts approach to writing the novel from the initial idea to the final edit. His seminar focuses on the writer’s life, outlining, writer’s block, story structure and development, creating memorable characters, maintaining and increasing suspense, dialogue techniques, and editing methods, as well as pitfalls the writer must avoid that result in rejection or reader disappointment. Bob’s philosophy is to help remove as many of the obstacles in the path to publication as possible. The class appeals to students who are beginning their novels to those who have completed novels and are looking for techniques to improve their writing and storytelling.
Author: Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series, My Sister's Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, The Trapped Girl. He is also the critically acclaimed author of the David Sloane Series. Dugoni has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, was a 2015 International Thriller Writer's finalist for thriller of the year, the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction and a 2017 Edgar Award Finalist for The Seventh Canon. His books are sold worldwide in more than 27 countries and have been translated into twenty languages.
Dugoni attended the UCLA law school and practiced law for 13 years in San Francisco. His longing to write never wavered, however, and in 1999 he awoke one morning and made the decision to quit law and write novels. Dugoni's first novel, The Jury Master, became a New York Times bestseller.
Booklist wrote, "Mixing the suspense of a Grisham legal thriller with the political angle of a Baldacci, Dugoni is knocking on the A-list thriller door.” Now the author of 14 books, Bob Dugoni is no longer knocking.