Next Meeting

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Sept 14th- Meeting Cancelled
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Oct 12th- Navigating the World of Writers Conferences (speaker Diana Lund)
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Nov 9th- The Secret to Becoming a Best Seller (speaker John Rehg
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Dec 14- Christmas Party (more details coming soon)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Synopses Dissected by Molli

Molli Nickell dissected the synopsis for an enthusiastic crowd at the October 8th meeting, going over the requirements, showing us a method to make it easier to write them, and tearing apart, gently, our own struggling attempts at this most dreaded part of the writing process. Did we sweat? You bet! (Okay, now I'm picking up phrases from Sunny Fader!) Molli's clear directions were a big help and everyone raved about the benefits of having had her go over their first or second or third paragraphs. Why is this so hard? We write tens of thousands of words to a story, then can't seem to condense it into a single page. I boggles my mind, but also reminds me that when we get into the detail of our story, we tend to have difficulty pulling back to describe the forest.

Thanks to all those who attended, and I hope to see some of you at the conference!

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