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People aren’t words they are actions

Story Circle Network Safety Harbor Library April 15, 2015

Jan Golden Sheila McNaughton
jangolden3@gmail.com Sheila@mcngroup.net

FYI here is our agenda from last night.
Agenda
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

Announcements:

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: http://fwastpete.blogspot.com/

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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