3rd Saturday of each month
via Zoom until further notice
10:00 AM -- Get Published! Workshop
11:00 AM -- Speaker
12:00 PM -- Business Meeting
Zoom links are sent via direct email to those eligible to participate.
Martha Engber--The Road to Flaming Great Dialogue Starts With Growing Great Characters!
There’s no way your character can authentically voice a fabulous comeback, desperate plea or brilliant courtroom argument until you know exactly how s/he operates! Through discussion and writing exercises in which you’ll actively work on your own characters and scenes, Martha Engber, author of GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP will first explain how to grow your characters, whether for a memoir, novel, screenplay or other project. Then she’ll teach you the secret to fantastic dialogue that leads to exciting, unforgettable scenes where your characters truly speak for themselves!
Becca Syme--Seven Productivity Myths and Why You Should Stop Believing Them Right Now
Every writer has roadblocks and freeways. Things that hold us back/slow us down, and places that allow for freer, faster, easier driving along this road of author life. This workshop is meant to address both the blocks (productivity myths) and the freeways (subconscious processes that could ease your path). It is an introduction to the "better-faster" life and an application of systems alignment and decision-making for writers.
C.S. Lakin--The 10 Keys Scenes that Frame Up Your Novel
Novels are made up of dozens of scenes, and regardless of genre, time-tested structure dictates what key scenes are needed and where. Most writers are familiar with some of those scenes: the Inciting Incident, the Midpoint, and the Climax, to name a few.
But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting.