Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro to Offer Workshop at Liberty States Fiction Writers

Creating a compelling plot is key to any successful novel, but what is the secret to a plot that makes sense and pacing which pulls a reader to the next page? Caridad Pineiro will help you learn the secrets behind the Hero’s Journey and how you can use this helpful tool to make your plot and pacing zing.

Edison, NJ, February 28, 2009 --( USA TODAY and NY Times bestselling author of over twenty novels, Caridad Pineiro, has used the Hero’s Journey in creating over twenty novels and will provide a workshop at the Liberty States Fiction writers on this topic.

Caridad will be discussing the history behind this plotting technique as well as the basic steps in the Hero’s Journey. To allow her fellow writers to better understand the technique, Caridad will be using familiar movies to highlight the various steps in the Hero’s Journey.

Caridad recommends that you take a moment and watch Officer and a Gentleman to help you fully appreciate the workshop.

“The Hero’s Journey has helped me fix problems in my plot on numerous occasions,” Ms. Pineiro said. “It’s a wonderful resource for writers at all levels and quiet easy to understand and apply to your manuscript.”

Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on several occasions, including to help launch Kensington’s Encanto multicultural line and Silhouette’s Nocturne series. In 2007, a year marked by six releases from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad was selected as the 2007 Golden Apple Author of the Year by the New York City Romance Writers. A tech and promo savvy author, Caridad has appeared on various television shows, such as the FOX News Early Edition in New York, and articles featuring her novels have been published in several leading newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Daily News, LATINA and the Star Ledger. For more information on Caridad, please visit or


Liberty States Fiction Writers offers members support with the process of writing. Meetings are the second Saturday of each month at the Edison Public Library, Main Library, 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ (732-287-2298 ). General business meeting at 10a.m. – Workshop – 10:45 a.m. – Roundtable Sessions – 12:00 p.m. (March Roundtables – Technology Tips on Creating Book Video trailers and Critiques. For the Critiques Roundtable Session, please bring 10 (ten) copies of 5 pages from the work you wish to discuss.)

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Liberty States Fiction Writers is not affiliated with any other writing groups.
Liberty States Fiction Writers
Gail Freeman, President
Contact: Chris Redding