Upcoming Events

July 13 – How to Critique: Constructive Criticism and Critique Groups

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Paper Stack by Ladyheart, Morguefile free photo, http://mrg.bz/bIf0HV

Dr. Timothy E. Green, Professor of English at St. Edward’s University, will tell HOTXSINC members how writers can discuss fellow writers’ work without engaging in tears or fisticuffs.

Joining Professor Green for a panel discussion will be Amanda Robinson of North Austin YA Writers, and Kathy Waller and Valerie Chandler of Austin Mystery Writers. After the program, writers wanting to join or start a critique group will break up into small groups to get to know each other and to practice critique.

Writers interested in forming or joining a critique group should bring 1 – 3 pages of work in progress for practice critique in breakout groups


August 10 – Story Building: Getting From Idea to Final Draft


Meg GardinerMeg Gardiner, author of Phantom Instinct, will discuss how she went from her first attempts at writing to getting published, and about some of the major building blocks of a crime novel. Q & A session will follow.




September 14 – Happy Birthday, P. D. James


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Lyme Hall at Lyme Park in Cheshire, England. This location served as Pemberley (Mr Darcy’s estate) in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by the BBC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia). By Mike Colvin from Manchester, UK (IMGP3721) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Death Comes to Pemberley, a spin-off of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, will air on PBS/KLRU this fall.

To prepare, members will present an overview of James’ life and her writing. An English tea will follow in celebration of the author’s 94th birthday.





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