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 “You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury

TroubleShooting Your Novel, book by Steven James to be reviewed and discussed by Tom Stahl and Mark Taylor. April 5, 7 P.M. Barnes & Noble, Carrollwood.   

Story progression, characterization, reader engagement and narrative techniques are some of the topics to be discussed. Come join us!

Tom Stahl is a writer and a teacher at a performing arts school in Tampa, Florida. He has been published in the Jewish Journal of South Palm Beach and Touchstone.    

He won First Place in the Seven Lively Arts Festival of poetry contest held in Hollywood, Florida. He has served as vice- president for TWA for two years. Tom has judged fiction writing for the 2014 annual Royal Palm Literary Awards, sponsored by the Florida Writers Association and is presently serving as TWA vice-president.

Mark Taylor is an organic writer of science fiction and paranormal fantasy. He wrote his first play at 11, his first novel at 18, and has written ever since. Coupling his technical writing experience in the aerospace, air defense and telecommunications industries with his love of Gothic and Romantic literature, Mark focuses on world-building and immersive story telling. He’s been active in Tampa Writers Alliance since 2013 and is currently its past president. Mark resides in Zephyrhills, Florida, and freelance edits novels and tutors adults in various computer skills.