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Palmer Library and Via Zoom! Regular Meeting Plus - Dan Walsh: Getting Rid of the Parts Readers Skip

  • 27 Feb 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Via Zoom - link will be sent

Regular Meeting


Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

9:00 - 10:00 Board Meeting

10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program,

Getting Rid of the Parts Readers Skip (1 hour)

 Dan’s all time favorite writing quote comes from the late NYT bestselling author, Elmore Leonard: “In your writing, try to leave out the parts readers skip.” Leonard was a master at self-editing, a critical skill for writers hoping to get published or grow an audience today. Dan decided early on to make this a priority in his books. No blah-blah-blah parts. He credits the cultivation of this skill for much of his writing success. Dan’s 23 novels have received over 12,000 Amazon Reviews (avg. 4.7 Stars) That’s an average of 550 reviews per novel (some have over 1,200).

GLVWG Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: GLVWG Board and General Meeting Plus Dan Walsh - Getting Rid of the Parts People Skip
Time: Feb 27, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 4822 2863
Passcode: 485069


Afternoon Workshop

How to Create a Successful Fiction Series (1.5 hours)

 Without a doubt, readers prefer books that come in a series (vs a stand-alone). The reason is obvious: if they loved the story and the characters in your first book, they want to spend more time with them. Of Dan’s 23 published novels, 17 are part of a series (his 6 stand-alones were at the request of his publisher). In this session, Dan shares all the essentials he’s learned to write the kind of novel series that force readers to keep reading one book after the other (then move on to another series when they’re through).

Date: Afternoon Program, February 27,
Time: 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom meeting link and password will be sent when you register.

Member Free

Non-member: $15



Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 23 novels (all available on Amazon), including The Unfinished Gift, Rescuing Finley, When Night Comes and The Reunion (now being made into a feature film). Over 1 million copies of Dan's books are in print or downloaded. They've received over 12,000 Amazon reviews (4.7 Star Avg). He's won both the Carol and Selah Awards multiple times, 4 of his novels have been finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

Reviewers often remark about Dan's rich, character-driven storylines and page-turning suspense (even with his more inspirational books). He's been writing full-time since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 44 years, have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up. You can follow him on Facebook, read his blog, sign up for his newsletter, or preview his books by visiting his website at

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