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Category Archives: On Writing
Storyboards are illustrations placed in sequence to help visualize a scene or narrative. Used for 80 years or more in film and animation studios, they have a lot to offer writers. While some storyboards for movies are regarded as works … Continue reading
On Sunday, March 25, the Flatiron Writers sponsored a three‐hour workshop by Lynne Barrett on Plot followed by a reading from her latest work, Magpies. Lynne is an incredibly talented teacher and an acute reader of fiction, and three of our … Continue reading
UPDATE: This workshop is completely full! Thanks to everyone who signed up, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Everyone is still welcome to come to the reading at 6:00 p.m. The Flatiron Writers are delighted to announce that … Continue reading
On February 11, the Flatiron Writers and Papershine co-sponsored their first workshop: Creating Your Writing Life. Despite the snowy weather, twenty brave souls joined us at the Unitarian church in Asheville for the daylong workshop. The seminar focused on helping … Continue reading
As the Flatiron Writers group as been getting ready for next weekend’s workshop, we’ve all been exploring our own writing lives for insights. This is a look at my writing life, in pictures. Click the image for a larger view.
In preparing for my presentation, Community, for the Flatiron Writers workshop, February 11, I thought about what community has meant to me over the years. I was surprised to find that, while community has always been important to me, the … Continue reading
My novel, Under The Mercy Trees, comes out in two months, so it’s time for me to start thinking about upcoming book events. There is, of course, the question of whether anyone will come to my readings. Remember that line … Continue reading
When I was pregnant, my husband and I negotiated about what to name our child. He was flexible about boys’ names, but would not budge on the girl’s name. He wanted a little red-haired daughter named Madeleine. He had even … Continue reading
Admit it, you know you’ve done it, created a “fictional” character who is so much like your Aunt Betty you’ve been afraid to show the story to anyone in your family. Few of us go as far as Thomas Wolfe, … Continue reading