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Program: Michael Noll on the Writers League of Texas
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Writers’ League of Texas Program Director Michael Noll, author of the recently published book The Writer’s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction, will discuss strategies for solving problems of character, scene, plot, and structure. A great way to find such strategies is by doing close readings of great writing and adapting the techniques gleaned from these close readings to your own work. The approach presented by the book and his blog, Read to Write Stories, is used in more than three dozen university classrooms around the country. This presentation will offer practical tips for reading like a writer, plus a preview of upcoming Writers’ League programming that could help with your writing and publishing goals.
Michael Noll is the author of The Writer’s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction, the Program Director at the Writers’ League of Texas, and the editor of Read to Write Stories, where he posts writing exercises based on published work and interviews authors about the craft behind their novels, stories, and essays. His short stories have been published widely, including in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology.
For information about the Heart of Texas Chapter contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity, (512) 266-6543.
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The first thing we see about a story is its mystery.
And in the best stories, we return at last to see mystery again.
Every good story has mystery, not the puzzle kind, but the mystery of allurement.
~ Eudora Welty
June 10: K9 Unit Leader Elizabeth Bryant, Travis County Search and Rescue
I believe I could commit a crime. We all can.
It depends on which situations we find ourselves in.
In despair, I would steal food if my children were hungry. ~ Karin Fossum
The Word on Our Members
Patty Flaherty Pagan of Houston has a new collection of crime, literary & speculative short stories, and flash fiction, ENDURING SPIRIT, coming from Spider Road Press in May 2018.
NoreenCedeño, KP Gresham, Helen Currie Foster, and Dave Ciambrone have joined the blogging team at Writing Wranglers and Warriors. Recent posts there by HoTXSinC members:
M. K. Waller, “Inspiration, Suspiration, Desperation, Broccoli” (March 1); and “Four-Sentence Book Review: A Broom of One’s Own” (March 7)
Noreen Cedeño, “A Plantain Is Not the Same Thing as a Banana: Merging Family Menus” (March 6)
KP Gresham, “I Love Research and Nolan Ryan,” (March 13)
Helen Currie Foster, “The Deep Dive” (March 19)
Dave Ciambrone, “Finding the Muse” (March 22) and “Your Characters Talk to You?” (March 25)
Starts Sunday, April 1. The last day to sign up is March 31–click here for instructions.
I think it was Freud who said that we’re all arrested at a certain age.
For me, it was always 13. ~ Megan Abbott
Events listed below appear on the blog Texas Book Lover: Great books and all things Texas. Check Texas Book Lover for info on calls for submissions, workshops, conferences, book clubs, and other topics related to reading and writing.
Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5-8, 2018
San Antonio Book Festival, April 7, 2018
North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 7, 2018
Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want,
and which way the wind blows.~ Ellen Raskin
The articles below were shared on The Passive Voice.
The library is what keeps us a step ahead of the apes. ~ Dana Stabenow
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