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
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
need to update the blog Dirty Secrets of a Writers GroupI
posted back on November 25th, 2014. I realized I left something very
important out of the blog, so, with my apologies, I will add the
your speaking style detract from your writing. If you sound like
you're reading the telephone book when you are reading Steinbeck out
loud, get someone else to read your material to the group. We have a
regular member who is in demand to read other people's work. We call her
the "Voice of FM," and her interpretation and
inflection when reading makes even the aforementioned telephone book
a pleasure to listen to. I recently read a member's final proof and
was astounded to find myself intrigued by the book that I had a hard
time following during the readings. I realized then that every reader
embeds their own images and emotions on the written material, quite
different from having it interpreted for you by a reader who
flavors it by the way they speak. So, once again, don't expect an
audience to cheer your first attempt at explaining how you helped
develop nuclear fission if you, like me, read out loud like Elmer Fudd.
a good speaker, or hand out enough printed copies for everyone so your
audience can read for themselves.