Whether you’re trying to sell your first book or your fortieth, the road to publication is never an easy one to navigate. Let Liberty States Fiction Writers guide your way. A multi-genre organization, the Liberty States Fiction Writers is dedicated to the education and support of all fiction writers. We provide workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers.
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July 13 Meeting
Our July 13 Meeting will be held at the Edison Public Library, Main Library, 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08817. As the library closes early, there will be no Roundtables after the workshop. Business meeting begins at 10:00. Workshop begins at approximately 10:45.
Show, Don’t Tell: When and How
and the Edit that follows
This workshop that deals with the code words “show, don’t tell,” which are used by critiquers (and editors) to explain why certain scenes don’t grab the reader. The problem is, of course, that this phrase doesn’t explain itself, doesn’t show the writer what the critiquer means. This workshop explains what showing is, why it’s used, when it’s used, gives many examples of how to do it, and illustrates the pitfalls along the way. Additional attention will focus on
“The Final Edit”—ways to pump up your prose and what to leave out.
Bio:Anne Frazier Walradt is a freelance teacher, writer, and editor. Her articles and essays have appeared in such diverse publications as Maine in Print andRomance Forever. She has taught literature and writing on secondary and college levels, as well as workshops at national confereces for IWWG and RWA. She edited Romance Recipes for the Soul (Doubleday 1999) and was a co-author on 101 Ways You Can Help by Liz Aleshire (Sourcebooks 2009). She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, RWA, and helped found Liberty States Fiction Writers. When not freelance editing or writing articles, Anne works on a collection of “Bombeckian” essays (On the Home Front), a “used mother” book, and a beauty and the beast novel.
As the library closes early in July, there will be no roundtables following the workshop.
If you are an LSF Writers member with an upcoming release and would like to be a featured author, please e-mail us using the contact form in the Members Only section.
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The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.
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