SOURCE: DuSable Museum of African American History

April 20, 2007 15:53 ET

Writer's Block? Self Doubt? Conquer Them With Walter Mosley on April 25th at The DuSable Museum of African American History

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2007 --Walter Mosley, author of twenty-five books, including the bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, has been called "one of America's finest writers" by the Boston Globe. Now, for the first time, Mosley shares "all I know about writing, and rewriting, fiction" on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 PM during an intimate discussion and author signing for his latest book, "This Year You Write Your Novel" at the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 East 56th Place, Chicago Illinois).

During appearances around the country, people have begged Mosley for advice on how to write. "This Year You Write Your Novel" is his answer. In this slim volume, readers find instruction, inspiration and all the tools they need to write their own novel in just one year.

By following the guidelines Mosley lays out, aspiring novelists will learn how to create a daily writing regimen and stay inspired, completing their first draft in just three months. Using concrete, detailed examples, Mosley explains the fundamentals of fiction writing; from how to pick the perfect narrative style, to how to hook the reader with dynamic characters, to the importance of studying poetry to develop a sense of rhythm.

From there, he walks would-be authors through the revision process; demonstrating clearly and concisely how to turn a spark of inspiration into a completed and vibrant novel. Covering diverse topics like the mechanics of writing believable dialog and the secrets behind creating intriguing characters and plotlines, "This Year You Write Your Novel" covers the whole process of writing a book. Writer's block? Self-doubt? With encouragement and guidance from master craftsman Walter Mosley found in this indispensable guide, the dream of being a novelist can become a reality in just one year!

This event is free and open to the general public; however, only books purchased at the DuSable Museum will be signed by the author. To purchase your book please call (773) 947-0600 ext 236. This event is presented with support from the Chicago Park District, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs City Arts III Program, Clear Channel Radio, United Airlines and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Walter Mosley is the author of numerous bestselling works, including the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series. The first Easy Rawlins novel, "Devil in a Blue Dress," was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. Another novel, "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," which garnered Mosley the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, was made into an HBO feature film starring Laurence Fishburne. His first novel for young-adult readers, "47," was published in 2005. Mosley was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York. For more information on Walter Mosley or "This Year You Write Your Novel," visit and

The DuSable Museum of African American History, the first institution of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent since 1961. For more information on the Museum and its programs, please call (773) 947-0600 or visit

Contact Information

  • 740 East 56th Place
    Chicago, Illinois 60637
    (773) 947-0600

    Mekeda Johnson-Brooks
    (773) 874-1927
    (773) 339-6001(mobile)