Monthly Archives: April 2015

People aren’t words they are actions

Story Circle Network Safety Harbor Library April 15, 2015

Jan Golden Sheila McNaughton

FYI here is our agenda from last night.
Memoir thought of the month: “If you can’t get the skeleton out of the closet you better teach her to dance!” George Bernard Shaw


A joint Annual Writers Picnic will be held on Sunday April 26, 10 am – 3 pm at Taylor Park in Largo. — Off SW 8th Ave from Ridge Road (Alternate 19) in Covered Pavilion # 5. Bring a dish to share. Come and meet other local writers.

Florida Writer’s Association: our local chapter is being re-organized, for time, place, agenda:

Our 2nd book, “Pictures” has been compiled and is off to the printer. Dianne
Persall has done a fabulous job putting it together. Wait to you see it!

We’ll discuss and recommend: Thinking About Memoir by Abigail Thomas
“Writing memoir is a way to figure out who you used to be and how you got to be who you are.

WWriting Life Stories by Bill Roorbach
ISBN:1-884910-36-X. Get this book from the library or better yet, buy it. A must read for memoir writers, we are also using it for a reference for next month’s assignment, Characterization Through Dialog, pages 81-93

Memoir – Your Life – The Cast
Characters – Bringing real people to the page and transforming them into characters

People aren’t words they are actions. Pg. 74
How much do you tell – the truth, but what is the truth? How much do we tell?
What about really bad people? Pg. 79

Assignment for May 20th:
In 600 words or less write a slice of life piece. Choose an interesting character, perhaps off beat or a little strange, one, which made an impact on you, describe the character with action and dialogue so we can experience her/him as you did.

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