April 12, 2014

"Verbs: Make Your Writing
Powerful, Crisp, Evocative"

Join us on Saturday, 12 April 2014, for "Verbs: Make Your Writing Powerful, Crisp, Evocative" with Fran Stewart, 2004 Georgia Author of the Year and creator of the Biscuit McKee mystery series.. Through interactive exercises, Stewart will show how to strengthen meaning and evoke powerful feeling through the skilled use of verbs.

The Biscuit McKee mystery series is about a middle-aged librarian in a small Georgia town and her faithful feline friend, Marmalade, whose intrepid curiosity helps Biscuit find clues and solve crimes. Stewart has turned out six books in this series, as well as a stand-alone mystery, a book of poetry, a bilingual childrenís book, and a book for writers. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Sisters in Crime, and the Atlanta Writers Club.

Monthly meetings are held the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Smyrna library and are usually followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant. Visitors are welcome to attend. For maps of the location, click here. (Maps provided by Google Maps.)

2014 Upcoming Meetings

  • 12 April 2014:Fran Stewart, "Verbs: Make Your Writing Powerful, Crisp, Evocative"

  • 10 May 2014: Kelsey Browning, "Romance Your Creativity (Before it Walks Out on You)"

  • 14 June 2014: Eric Echols, "How a PI's Evidence Can Affect Justice"

  • July 2014: Summer Break, No Meeting

  • 9 August 2014: Mike Edwards, "Murder and the Media"

  • 13 September 2014: Member Critiques

Past Meetings

  • 8 March 2014: Larissa Reinhart, "Humor in Mysteries"

  • 8 February 2014: Lane Stone, Roundtable Discussion: Writers' Conferences

  • 11 January 2014: Dr. Melissa Pasquale, "Death Investigation and the Medical Examiner: Real Life is Better Than TV"

  • 14 December 2013: Christmas Party (check newsletter for details)

  • 9 November 2013: Amanda Kyle Williams, "On the Path to Publication"

  • 12 October 2013: Author Lee Kelly, "Forensic Evidence"

  • 14 September 2013: Members Only Critiques

  • 10 August 2013: Fran Stewart, "Creating Compelling Dialogue"

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April 2014

The Power of Verbs

Fran Stewart

Sisters in the

Current Affairs: A Tiara Investigations Mystery by Lane Stone was released in November 2011.

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The Officer's Secret, the latest novel by Debby Giusti, was released on May 2011

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FRIDAY'S DAUGHTER, the latest novel by Patricia Sprinkle, was released on March 1, 2011

A story of hope, love, and determination to survive.

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