Sunday, August 10, 2008


Join us for the August meeting this Thursday, August 14. "What If?" by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter has some wonderful excercises and insights for writers. I'm choosing one to work on for this months meeting. As an excercise for writing about characters who are unlike your real self, try writing 4 or 5 paragraphs about a character who is the opposite sex from you. Or, try writing about a character who is elderly or young. Just like an actor you need to get into that character's skin. Also, you might try depicting that character through dialogue. Bring your samples and we will read them.

If we have time, we can do some fast fiction exercises. See you then.

I am looking for presenters for the September and October meetings. If anyone wants to present to the group or has a contact of someone who can present, email me, Jerri Fenton, at

If you haven't already done so, register for the FWA conference that will take place in Lake Mary in November. Go to the main FWA website for information, to register or download a brochure.