JANUARY Wilmington Writers Group - DEVELOP A CONFIDENT VOICE
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7 pm
DEVELOPING A CONFIDENT VOICE
Readers respond to the confidence in an author’s tone. It’s that "mysterious something" that elevates prose beyond the ordinary. It inspires trust. The reader may not be able to analyze it, but he knows it when he sees it, and responds by continuing to read. Writers despair that author confidence is an intangible, bestowed by sensibility or absorbed by osmosis. Both may be true, but there's a third element: craft. Come pick up some tips that will infuse your prose with confidence.
Kathryn Craft (http://kathryncraft.com/) is the author of two novels, marketed as book club fiction, from Sourcebooks: The Art of Falling (http://www.amazon.com/Kathryn-Craft/e/B00DLI9GE4), and While the Leaves Stood Still (due Spring 2015). Her work as a developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com (http://www.writing-partner.com/), specializing in storytelling structure and writing craft, follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic (Morning Call, Allentown, PA). A former Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group president and Write Stuff conference chair, she now serves on the board of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and as book club liaison for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, hosts writing retreats for women, and speaks often about writing. She is a contributing editor at The Blood-Red Pencil (http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/) blog and a monthly guest at Writers in the Storm (http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/) with her series “Turning Whine into Gold.” She is a proud member of the Liars Club, a Philadelphia-based group of novelists supporting independent bookstores, literacy, and other forms of paying it forward. She lives with her husband in Bucks County, PA. Representation: Katie Shea Boutillier, Donald Maass Literary Agency.
Our meeting place is Lone Star Steakhouse in north Wilmington, near the Concord Mall on Rt 202. The address is 307 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, DE. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6:30 pm) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. They are seating us in an area which should be good for creating a closeness and offer us some seclusion.
Just a reminder that you can order a scrumptious meal at Lone Star Steakhouse off their extensive menu. We don't get charged for the great room, but The Lone Star Steakhouse does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation and the meals are reasonably priced. IF you have special dietary needs, the manager has agreed to create some vegetarian friendly meals with some advance notice. If you would like this, please call and make arrangements at least a day in advance.
Mark your calendar for every second Tuesday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
This is a membership group. After you attend and try us out, we ask that if you find the group of value and want to continue, you help with the costs of running the group. The costs of the group include the fee we pay for meetup, the web site hosting and buying meals for guest speakers, handouts, fliers, etc. YOUR FIRST MEETING IS FREE AND A TRIAL TO SEE IF YOU FIND IT A FIT!
This is a sister group of the Main Line Writers Group, held the third Wednesday of the month in King of Prussia. you can check it out and see what people think of it! http://www.meetup.com/Main-Line-Writers
We are all looking forward to seeing you!
As usual, any questions, please contact me, Gary Zenker, at 610-883-2346 or GaryZenker@aol.com. We are all looking forward to seeing you there.