Readers, writers, and friends, please stop by the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, MD, this Saturday to meet and hear from an amazing lineup of authors.
I’ll be there, but most of my Accokeek Women Writers Group friends have heard from me.
The library put together a full schedule of events, with something to entertain people of all ages.
For more information, please see http://wp.me/p2Jprd-1m.
I hope to see you there!
Hello Accokeek Women Writers Group,
I received information on this workshop today, and thought I would share it with the group.
Chuck Sambuchino and others will be in DC/Baltimore instructing on writing March 27-28 – more at chesapeakewritingworkshops.com.
Hello Accokeek Women Writers Group and Women’s Pages Readers,
I wanted to pass this along as a bit of good news. My two books have been included in our National Women Veterans Speaker’s Bureau’s Women’s History Month special pack. A very interesting idea brought about by the two co-founder women veterans. Here’s the link to the press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/military/womenveterans/prweb12518332.htm
Today I shared a list of editing resources with the Accokeek Women Writers Group, and attached please find them. Thank you, all, for your attention and participation, and especially Patrise Henkel for suggesting the subject.
One of the fearless leaders of our Accokeek Women Writers Group suggested I share this post on our blog. And so I bring to you, “On Editing.”
Sharing some thoughts with our writers’ group on ways to stay creative. (They aren’t mine; I received this via StumbleUpon).
Hello Accokeek Women Writers,
During our last minute, I talked about the synopsis, and different forms of the synopsis, and here is the resulting blog post:
Also, I mentioned the “Flogging the Quill” website, which I had confused with “Query Shark,” (included in the above blog post). “Flogging the Quill” offers advice on opening chapters or prologues, and can be found here: http://www.floggingthequill.com/. Interesting advice delivered in an entertaining manner.
Hello Women’s Pages readers,
Here is a blog post that lists some resources I have mentioned during some of our Accokeek Women Writers Group meetings. I thought I would pass it along. -Valerie
During Monday’s meeting of the Accokeek Women Writers Group, we discussed character development, among many other subjects.
Last weekend, I attended the Military Writers Society of America annual conference. One of the session leaders, author Jack Woodville London, stated writers must know the characters who are telling their stories. He suggested the following list of questions for authors to ask their characters:
-What is their most valued possession?
-To whom would they give this?
-What is their greatest achievement in life?
-If suddenly wealthy, what would they do differently?
-To whom do they give credit to or blame?
-Who would they save?
London also offered that what makes them the character is often when they do something uncharacteristic.
London is working on a manual for writers, “A Novel Approach,” and his website and blog offer nice tips and thoughts for writers. If you are interested, here is the link: http://jwlbooks.com/about-2/. Thanks, Jack, for sharing that information that I could continue to share this week!