Mark the third Monday of every month for the Writers' Guild of Texas meeting. Meeting at Richardson Public Library.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Topic: Method Writing: Using an actor's tools to bring your prose to life
Speaker: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Richardson Public Library
900 Civic Center Dr.
Richardson TX 75080
Have you ever finished reading a book and felt like the heroine was your best friend? Has a hero's fear ever made your heart pound, your hands sweat? Has a setting ever seemed so real that when you look up from the page, you're surprised that you're still in your living room? If you have, chances are that book is on your keeper shelf, and you've recommended it to everyone you know. So, what's the secret to writing such relatable characters and engrossing stories?
Rich and compelling characters, vivid emotion and sensory portrayal and a distinctive 'voice' are common vocabulary for the stage and the page. Learn what tricks from an actor's toolbox can help you write prose that puts the reader right in the character's head, showing (not telling) your story in evocative descriptive detail that will draw readers into your story and keep them enthralled until the last page.
Rosemary Clement-Moore is a native Texan, whose eclectic resume includes jobs as a telephone operator, Chuck E. Cheese costumed character, ranch hand, dog groomer, wedding singer, hair model, actress, stage-hand, director, and playwright.
Rosemary now puts her drama-queen skills to use writing smart, funny supernatural mystery novels including The Splendor Falls and Highway to Hell, Prom Dates from Hell, and Hell Week, three novels featuring teen heroine, snarky Maggie Quinn.
Kat Smith, Membership Chair, is developing a membership directory to help members find members with similar interests, etc. to partner for critique or support. The membership form will provide a clear picture of each member's profile. Take the opportunity to talk to her at the next meeting.
Annual 2010 WGT dues of $20.00 may be paid at meetings, by mail to Writers' Guild of Texas, 6009 W. Parker Road, Suite 149-175, Plano TX 75093, or online at http://writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/ .
All WGT events located at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public. For information on the sponsoring organization, visit http://writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/.
Monday, 21 June 2010. Regular meeting. WGT All-Stars' Read In.
Monday, July 19 2010. - Editor, Melissa O'Neal. TBA.
Monday, 16 August 2010. Kay Winzenried: Travel Writing - Opportunities and Realities.
Monday, 20 September 2010. Cindy Vallar: "To Be or Not to Be and Other Editing Quandaries". http://www.cindyvallar.com/
Monday, 18 October 2010. Ben Johnson, author of Sam Zell biography.
Saturday, 6 November 2010. Workshop. Suzanne Frank, author of seven novels, including time-travel novel meticulously researched for historical accuracy. Director: Continuing and Professional Education Creative Writing Program, SMU.
Monday, 15 November 2010. Clay Reynolds. TBA
Monday, 20 December 2010. Christmas Party. WGT All-Stars Read In
All Writers' Guild of Texas events held at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public. Visit WGT's website: http://writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/ .
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