From Ken Pelham:
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.
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in the Unpublished Thriller category in 2009.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
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]
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