Sisters in Crime is a National organization to support authors and writer-want-to-be's. We have monthly meetings that include interesting speakers and workshops to help writers and even readers all about the art. A sample of our topics range from creative writing, social media, marketing, imagery writing, publishing, story telling and various crime topics.
Bob Newell is a retired electrical engineer, a graduate of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was formerly a registered
professional engineer, certified project management professional, and
senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers. He completed a long and successful career in the utility
business and in government.
Bob returned to creative writing after a long hiatus, and has published
two novels, a short story collection, and numerous other stories in
local anthologies. He serves as an officer of the Hawai`i Chess
Federation, is the founding member and leader of the Hawai`i chapter of
the Jane Austen Society of North America, and leads and participates in
several writing and critique groups. Bob also directs scholastic chess
tournaments on O`ahu and judges scholastic debates.
Bob has a great interest in foreign languages and has studied over a
dozen of them, including Hawaiian.
And the talk title and summary:
What You Can Learn From Writing in Another Language
(even if you don't speak another language)
During a recent trip to Paris, Bob Newell wrote 52,000 words of the
first draft of his French-language novel, 'Le dernier couple.' Bob
will summarize his approach, experiences, and results in carrying out
this effort, and will provide some surprising insights about how such
an endeavor positively influenced his ability to write in his native
English. Bob will generalize these insights so that they will
hopefully be useful to all, whether or not you speak another language
or ever intend to write in anything but English.