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Writing It Right the First Time
“Writing It Right the First Time, Formatting It Better, and Other Nerdy Tips and Tricks That Will Make You the Life of Any Party!” No date or venue set. Stay tuned! For all writers from beginners to seasoned novelists—for all genres from romance to thrillers and mysteries. We’ll discuss your journey along the writer’s pathway to great storytelling. In these monthly meetings, we'll explore the basics as well as advanced notions in fiction writing, including: • Characters and Characterization; • Sympathy and Empathy; • Internal and External Conflict; • Deep Point of View and Psychic Distance; • Narration and Free Indirect Discourse; • Description and Imagery; • Subtext and Internalization; • Dialogue and Tagging; • Seeding and Devices; • Plotting and Subplots; • Drama and Dramatic Question; • Dynamic Writing and Self-Editing. • Everything you ever wanted to know about formatting, cover design, uploading to online platforms and more. • I’ll walk you through quick keyboard shortcuts, easy global fixes, auto-formatting, and show you some fast and dirty tips—so be sure to wear your smocks! (I just wanted to use the word “smock”) Our time will not only involve discussing writing techniques but each other's works in progress, as well, as we journey on an enlightened path to make our stories the very best they can be. Come Join Us, Won't You?

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    What we're about

    An alliance of novelists and other independent writers, authors and self-publishers for informing, supporting, promoting and encouraging independent writers through seminars and meetings focusing on honing fiction writing skills, publishing, keeping its members informed about the latest news and changes in the industry and facilitating indie publishing success.

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