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August Program – Deep Point of View and Layering

The August program will be on Deep Point of View, Layering and How they are Co-Dependent.
Speaker:

Anna Jeffrey writes steamy, yet heart-warming books. Dixie Cash, on the other hand, will keep you laughing.

 

Anna Jeffrey is an award-winning author of romance novels as well as romantic comedy/mystery. She has written 10 romance novels and co-authored 7 as USA Today Bestselling author, Dixie Cash. Her most recent book is “The Cattleman.”

Her Anna Jeffrey’s books have won the Write Touch Readers’ Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have been finalists in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers’ Award, the Aspen Gold and the More than Magic awards. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Anna is a fifth generation Texan. She was born and grew up in West Texas, where most of her family members were farmers and ranchers or worked in the oil fields. She left Texas for many years and lived in four of the western states, a rich experience she’ll never forget.

She loves most things western, from the customs and culture to the philosophy of life. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading.

These days, she’s back home in Texas. She and her husband currently live in a small town not far from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Amanda Arista Presenting “Getting the Words Right”

Getting the Words Right”

Why am I writing this? How does it serve my story? Is this the best way to say it

Amanda Arista – Author and teacher with SMU’s Writers Path – Originally from Illinois, Amanda now lives in Dallas with her husband and daughter. Published author and instructor with the SMU Writers Path, she likes to be known as the character lady who prefers demons and witchcraft to slasher films.

“The World of Publishing Today”  Marketing & Where do I fit in?

Lena Nelson Dooley – Award Winning Author – Award-winning author, Lena has sold more than 850,000 copies of her books. As a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Christian Author’s Network, Lena loves mentoring budding authors.

Writers’ Workshop 2017

Morning Session:

Getting the Words Right”

Why am I writing this? How does it serve my story? Is this the best way to say it

Amanda Arista – Author and teacher with SMU’s Writers Path – Originally from Illinois, Amanda now lives in Dallas with her husband and daughter. Published author and instructor with the SMU Writers Path, she likes to be known as the character lady who prefers demons and witchcraft to slasher films.

Afternoon Session:

“The World of Publishing Today”  Marketing & Where do I fit in?

Lena Nelson Dooley – Award Winning Author – Award-winning author, Lena has sold more than 850,000 copies of her books. As a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Christian Author’s Network, Lena loves mentoring budding authors.

Are You Tolkien or Lewis–You Still Need Critique

Tolkien and CS Lewis were critique partners. It’s been said that Narnia and Lord of the Rings would not exist if not for that group. If those two needed critique, how much more do we need other eyes on our work before we submit it to publishing. Double Critique tomorrow night, September 28, 2016 at 5pm and 7pm. You have 34 hours to have it ready to read. Critique is the best tool any writer has, next to 32 staff members doing the work for them, like so many big time authors . Try using critique as a deadline to finish a novel.

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Monday Dec 14, 2015 Writers Read!

Join the Granbury Writers’ Bloc for their annual Christmas party BookTree4Monday  December 14, 2015, at 6pm in the 3rd floor game room of Lakestone Terrace (across 377 from Walmart)

Join the Bloc for a fun evening of reading original stories at our December meeting and then guess who wrote them. All stories must be original, no more than 4 pages double spaced, 12 point Time New Roman Font. DO NOT put your name on the work. Make sure the paper is white and the print is black if at all possible. Do not tell anyone what you have written. If you tell anyone they can’t guess on your work.

Try to stretch your writing style in order to fool those who know you best. You can write in any genre. Remember to warn the reader at the top of your manuscript if it has language or content that is R rated. You won’t guess out loud, but list your best guess on a paper along with the title.

The writers will be revealed at the end of the evening.