Schedule and Location

Welcome to the Sarasota Writers Group Blog. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Nokomis Fire Station, located just a few blocks south of Albee Road (where Matthews-Currie Ford is located) at Pavonia Road. We are on the west, or bay side, of U.S. 41, by the Fire Station's flashing yellow caution traffic light. If you are coming from the south on US 41, we are just north of Dona Bay. Turn on Pavonia and pull to the far end, or west side, of the firehall. Please do not block the fire doors! We meet in the training room on the far side of the complex. Gathering time: 6:00 pm Meeting called to order: 6:30 pm Ten minute break: 7:50 pm Meeting Finishes at 9:00 pm

Monday, July 08, 2013

Writing Workshop

From Ken Pelham:

I'll be doing a writing workshop on Wednesday, July 24th, at the Mid-County Library in Port Charlotte. I thought you might pass the word along to members of your FWA writers group. It'll be in the evening, but it's not quite clear yet if it'll be at 6:00 or 6:30. The library staff will post it officially this coming week. The presentation is free of charge. It's a thing I put together for my FWA group here in Maitland, and I'd love to open it to others.

The presentation is "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Writing in the Fictional Point of View." As the title implies it's about the basics and the finer points of writing consistently from characters' points of view. Nonfiction writers will find it helpful also, as the "nonfiction novel" is common and popular these days. This is one of the biggest generators of rejection slips and something that new writers need help with.


Ken Pelham

[Note: A little bit about Ken.  His debut thriller, BRIGANDS KEY, was published in hardcover last year. It won first place in the Royal Palm Literary Award in the Unpublished Thriller category in 2009.  His followup, PLACE OF FEAR, won the Royal Palm last year, and he hopes to have that novel out this year.

What's taken Ken years to learn on his own about writing in consistent point-of-view, He wishes he'd learned 20 years ago. He hopes he can pass on a little of what he's picked up to help other writers shorten the process.  Don't miss his presentation!  George]

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