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WRW meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm unless otherwise noted. 

If you miss a meeting, you can look for its recording in our archive.  From the main menu, click Online Library.

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LOCATION: Shirlington Branch of the Arlington Public Library
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22206
703-228-6545

CC Hunter (AKA Christie Craig) Speaks on Craft

SCHEDULE
10:00-10:30 Networking and Announcements
10:30-12:30 Morning Session – Build a Character, Build a Book
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-4:00 Afternoon Session – It’s Not Just Adding a Naked, Tattooed Guy: Using Humor in Your Writing

Morning Session: Build a Character, Build a Book

You’ve mastered writing, and finally have a grasp on story development, but those rejections haven’t stopped.  Without strong characters to hold up your plot and prose, a book can, and probably will, fail.  Come hear Christie Craig, a New York Times Bestselling author, and a proclaimed character-driven writer, do an in-depth talk about building characters.

She’ll offer tips on: how to make your characters jump off the page and into the hearts of your readers. How to make them more lovable—even when they’re bad.  How to plagiarize from your own life to offer richness to your scenes.  Using simple techniques, she teaches how to create engaging characters one building block at a time.  Goals, flaws, fears, conflicts, plot development, it all stems from character.

Craig will give you the tools to get your characters in shape, then this southern spitfire, who has received thousands of rejections, is gonna give the waning writer in you a good swift kick in the pants.

Afternoon Session: It’s Not Just Adding a Naked, Tattooed Guy: Using Humor in Your Writing

Come hear New York Times Christie Craig speak on writing humor.  She’ll cover the benefits of laughing & laughing hard, how to exercise your funny bone and techniques of writing humor.  This workshop offers suggestions on how to add humor, a little or a lot, to your novel. Highlights include recognizing and exploiting the universal truths in life for comedic effect, the importance of timing and pacing in applying humor. Attendees should come prepared to laugh…a lot, and learn…a lot.

About Our SpeakerChristie Craig

Christie Craig, AKA C.C. Hunter, a New York Times Bestseller, is an Alabama native, a multi-published writer, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. Author of thirty-five books, she brings humor and heart to all her works. Her novels are sold in seven different countries, and she recently sold film rights to her series. She currently hangs her hat in Texas and writes the USA Today best-selling young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls, published by St. Martin’s Press/Griffin. When she’s not writing her young adult novels, she’s working on her humorous romantic suspense novels under her real name. Learn more at www.CCHunterBooks.com or www.christie-craig.com.

 

Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 2017

In the Company of Writers Annual Retreat

Click here for details.

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

LOCATION: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
240-777-8200

Magda Alexander, Leslye Penelope, and Rebecca Rivard Speak on Self-Publishing and Marketing from Book Covers to Launches

Details to come.

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017

LOCATION: TBA

Alexandra Sokoloff Presents “Screenwriting Tricks for Authors”

Details to come.

 

For more info on meetings or to suggest a topic or a speaker, email Lori Ann Bailey at programs@wrwdc.com.