Next Meeting

Aug 10th- The Writer's Block Myth: Get Past Stuck with the Evidence Journal (speaker Heloise Jones)
Sept 14th- topic pending (speaker John Rehg)
Oct 12th- Navigating the World of Writers Conferences (speaker Diana Lund)
Nov 9th- Live Critique (moderator Bria Burton)
Dec 14- Potluck-Style Christmas Party (Miami Ave Wine Bar, Indian Rocks Beach)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Five Brave Souls

Five people read from their first pages at Thursday's FWA meeting ( May 10 ), after some initial observations and examples given by yours truly. It was an interesting night, as the audience was able to listen to and offer feedback on a YA novel, a YA short story, a mystery, a cyber thriller and a medical thriller.

What variety! And the authors got a clear sense of what worked in their story and what needed work.

It's like my sister said when she considers a new author to read. She reads the first page, and if it's not interesting to her, she puts it back and looks for someone else. I'm afraid I don't always get that far. Sometimes it's the first couple of sentences.

A big thank you to those who came out and those who offered their writing - always a great learning experience. Want more? Join a critique group! See me for more information.

No comments: