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  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Frisco Public Library in Frisco, TX

    Sisters in Crime North Dallas

    "Writing Powerful Emotions" presented by Kathleen Baldwin

    Fiction is all about Emotion. If you want to sell – study how to convey Emotion. Award-winning author, Kathleen Baldwin will open her Emotional Writing Toolbox and illustrate the use of several powerful devices, including: Getting ‘em in the gut with visceral reactions; Tricking the heart with emotionally charged props; Milking character specific metaphors and similes; Punching it up with irony, denial & twisted clichés.

    Meeting Information

    Cost: FREE
    Location: Frisco Public Library McCallum Room | 4th Floor
    Website: sistersincrimenorthdallas.com

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets EVERY Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meeting. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! It has been years since a meeting was canceled for any reason.

    We meet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center, 508 Simmons Drive in Euless, TX and rarely go past 10:00 p.m. Many continue on after the meeting at a nearby IHOP on 183 and Westpark/Murphy in Euless.

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 4 rsvps

    Tex does Dialogue - in Lewisville!

    Back by popular demand - it's the Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue! This three-hour interactive multimedia workshop will sharpen your skills, strengthen your prose, and blow your mind.

    When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we'll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes.

    COST: This a "pass the hat" workshop, which means there is no minimum cost to attend - each attendee chips in as they're able.

    LOCATION: this venue seats a maximum of ten people - RSVP here (including your email) and we'll get you the specific address and directions. First come first served!

  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp

    Tex does Dialogue - in Hurst!

    Back by popular demand - it's the Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue! This three-hour interactive multimedia workshop will sharpen your skills, strengthen your prose, and blow your mind.

    When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we'll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes.

    COST: This a "pass the hat" workshop, which means there is no minimum cost to attend - each attendee chips in as they're able.

    LOCATION: this venue seats a maximum of ten people - RSVP here (including your email) and we'll get you the specific address and directions. First come first served!

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets EVERY Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meeting. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! It has been years since a meeting was canceled for any reason.

    We meet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center, 508 Simmons Drive in Euless, TX and rarely go past 10:00 p.m. Many continue on after the meeting at a nearby IHOP on 183 and Westpark/Murphy in Euless.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 63 rsvps
    TCC Northeast Campus in Hurst, TX

    WORDfest 2017

     

    A one-day all-you-can-meet festival of writers' groups from throughout the metroplex. Meet representatives from DFW's premier writing organizations. Learn from panels, classes and presentations by local authors and instructors. Join a group that will take your writing to the next level. Register by February 25th and receive a complimentary critique of our first three-pages from one of our featured organizations.  For more information and to register, go to www.wordwriters.org. 

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 8 rsvps

    Tex does Dialogue - in Dallas!

    Back by popular demand - it's the Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue! This three-hour interactive multimedia workshop will sharpen your skills, strengthen your prose, and blow your mind.

    When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we'll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes.

    COST: This a "pass the hat" workshop, which means there is no minimum cost to attend - each attendee chips in as they're able.

    LOCATION: this venue seats a maximum of ten people - RSVP here (including your email) and we'll get you the specific address and directions. First come first served!

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets EVERY Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meeting. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! It has been years since a meeting was canceled for any reason.

    We meet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center, 508 Simmons Drive in Euless, TX and rarely go past 10:00 p.m. Many continue on after the meeting at a nearby IHOP on 183 and Westpark/Murphy in Euless.

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Saturday Night Write -- Setting Rules for Your World

    Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events.

     

    Please join us Saturday March 18, 4-6 PM at the Flying Fish Restaurant in Arlington.  This month we will discuss Setting Rules for Your World.  Food prices are reasonable, but no purchases are required for these FREE events.  Flying Fish is located in downtown Arlington, on Abram between Cooper and Collins.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Richardson Public Library in Richardson, TX

    Writers Guild of Texas

    "The Dramatic Dilemma" presented by Shawn Scarber

    This presentation focuses on the role DILEMMA plays in character-driven fiction. Casablanca is used as an example to show how dilemma drives dramatic suspense and helps to form the narrative structure of character-driven fiction.

    Meeting Information

    Cost: FREE
    Location: Richardson Public Library — Basement program room
    Website: wgtonline.org


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