Join us before the general meetings to participate in a Writers Table. These are short (40 minutes or so) informational or practice session on the craft of writing. Hosted by Mt. Diablo members, these sessions cover many topics of interest to writers.
Sign-in begins at 11:00. Writers Table begins at 11:15. Drop in any time.
“Polish it & it might shine”
A pair of Mt. Diablo members hosts an interactive session on helping to make your writing sparkle.
Handout available: 2019-06-08 CWC Writers Table_Figurative Lang., Prompts
Led by Co-Emcees:
Bill is working on a multi-volume historical fiction saga set in the Age of European Exploration. Told by ordinary Japanese, Spanish and English characters who collide as empires rise and fall, this is how you might have lived – and died – between 1575 and 1625. The first two volumes, God Help Us and One Day, One World are approaching final editing.
He is also a member of the Phoenix Hall Writers blog https://phoenixhallwriters.wordpress.com/william-stong/
► Have you ever noticed how some writing is vivid—sends electricity through you, while other writing is bland—tends to make your eyelids heavy? How the first one has readers blurting out “Wow! What happens next?” while the other one has readers yawning “Eww, really? This is still going on?”
► Can writing generate different reactions? Like giving you goosebumps, or leaving you as flat as a glass of month-old Diet Coke, or triggering a hibernation reaction in a species that doesn’t have one?
► Perhaps you’ve also heard that as soon as you finish the first draft, the real work—and the fun—begins?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, please join John and Bill as they work to help you:
– Make your writing sparkle
– Draw your audience in
– Leave your readers with an after-glow that hums “Now that was a great read!”
We know you’re adventuresome. Be on the cutting edge as the June 2019 Writers Table launches a brand-new format:
♦ Brief summary of how to approach this part of writing
♦ Actual examples of how it was done
♦ Audience Participation—yes! YOU!—in small groups to work through an example that is then shared with the group
♦ Material & template that might be helpful to YOUR masterpiece(s)
Looking forward to seeing you on June 8, 2019!
Upcoming Writer Tables – 2019 – 2020
Making your child (or grandchild) a Hero
Led by Dot Edwards
October 12 – No Writers Table due to workshop
November 9 – TBD
December 14 – No Writers Table due to “Three of Our Own”
January 11 – TBD
February 8– TBD
March 14 – No Writers Table due to workshop
April 11– TBD
May 9 – No Writers Table
June 13– TBD
Have an idea for a topic you’d like to see? Can you lead a session to share your own tips and knowledge? Let us know! Click here to view past topics.