Research to Create Richness of Story with HARRY HALL

Dallas Area Writers Group presents HARRY HALL
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Effective storytelling means engaging readers and taking them on an adventure. But, how do we bring the stories to life?  How do we get our readers to join us on the journey? How do we create credible dialogue?

It begins with research. Research is the difference between telling a story and experiencing one. We must know or create characters that are real and believable. Inventive dialogue and understanding the world/era we are writing about add to the story’s richness whether fiction or non-fiction. Often, that requires us to strip away our prejudices and assumptions that might have distorted reality and, if dealing with history or our own experiences, feelings of nostalgia.

For over 25 years, HARRY HALL has written for various publications, including the Dallas Morning News.  His experience as an award-winning radio talk show host and public-speaking teacher led him to write, Help!  Everyone is Staring at Me. (Tips on overcoming Americans’ number one fear: public speaking!)

After much research, he followed Help! with The Pedestriennes, America’s Forgotten Superstars, the first book ever written about professional female endurance walkers. From 1876-1881, these athletes dazzled the country with their on-and off-track exploits. Pedestriennes has won three national writing awards. His most recent work, This Used to Be Dallas, (which also required much research) chronicles the history of 90 buildings/structures that helped shape the city. All three books will be available for sale at the DAWG meeting.

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Map to meeting location: TSUMC_DAWG.pdf

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July 13, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Coffee Bar at Tyler Street Church (in Anderson Hall)
927 W Tenth St
Dallas, TX 75208
United States
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