Author | Speaker | Presenter
Martha Engber's next book club book, Winter Light, will be published Oct. 6, 2020, by Vine Leaves Press. Martha is the author of Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up and The Wind Thief, a novel, is a dynamic speaker, writing workshop facilitator and writing coach who’s taught hundreds of aspiring fiction and nonfiction writers what they need to grow great characters and publish great stories. To schedule an engagement, contact her directly at email@example.com.
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Martha Engber is the author of The Wind Thief, a literary novel, and Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction. A freelance editor and workshop facilitator, she's had a play produced in Hollywood and fiction, poetry and essays published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary magazines. She received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia before working as a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other national publications. She currently resides in Santa Clara, CA, and also works as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.
In Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up, Martha Engber delves into the concrete skills necessary to seed, grow and ultimately shape characters. The book garnered a 5-star review from James Cox, editor of the Midwest Book Review (MBR):
"The book is highly recommended for any aspiring writer-to-be and for community library writing/publishing shelves.”
A tale of obsession and redemption, The Wind Thief is the story of two souls who are swept from land to land, one in search of a home, the other in search of a war and both ever a step behind the peace they seek.
"If you're not familiar with what good writing looks like, try this book."
Enough With Show, Don't Tell Already! What Does It Mean, Why
is It Necessary
& How Do We Do It?
of writing workshops and seminars at writer conventions throughout the country.
This is the best laid-out, most easily navigated, and most thorough class I've even taken, on-line
or at a conference. If I can't get my book written now, then I'm not meant to be a novelist!