Acclaimed author and renowned writer's workshop conference speaker Joe Samuel Starnes will host a free workshop and book discussion at the Suwanee branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. Starnes will focus his discussion on Research: A Writer's Best Friend and A Writer's Worst Enemy- Using Research in Your Fiction.
Starnes, author of the novels “Fall Line” and “Calling,” will discuss how fiction can come alive with details acquired from research, giving your short stories and novels a sense of verisimilitude. He will offer practical advice to aspiring writers about conducting research, and he will offer writers tips on avoiding the pitfalls and delays that doing research can bring to fiction writing.
Joe Samuel "Sam" Starnes first novel, “Calling,” was published in 2005. NewSouth Books published his second novel “Fall Line” in November 2011. Articles by Starnes have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and various magazines, as well as essays, short stories, and poems in literary journals. In December 2012, “Fall Line” was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's "A Year in Reading: Best of the South" list.