The Georgia Writers Association is hosting the annual Red Clay Writers Conference this year in the Social Science Building on May 18, 2013. This is an all-day event where authors and speakers host workshops in a variety of genres. During these workshops, speakers will offer advice and tips on how to mold one’s writing.There will be three fiction authors discussing topics such as discovering your genre with David Darracott, creating scenes that will advance your story with Thom Brucie, and creating characters through dialogue with Renea Winchester.
Renea Winchester’s debut memoir, In the Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love, and Tomatoes, earned her a GAYA nomination in 2012. Since then she has published Stress-free Marketing: Practical Advice for the Newly Published in which she offers advice about publishing and tips on how to market a newly published book. At Red Clay, Renea will be discussing how to create characters that will last long after the book is done. Winchester explains that “talented authors use dialogue to create images of characters that do not require physical description.” In her workshop, Renea “will analyze the examples of dialogue that create memorable characters, and briefly discuss their differences.” Her workshop will be from 2:00 to 2:30.
Thom Brucie is known for works such as Weapons of Cain, Still Waters, Battle Runes,and his collection of poems Moments Around a Campfire with a Vietnam Vet. He is currently a professor at Brewton Parker College teaching English and Creative Writing. His workshop will be from 3:15 to 4:15, and he will be discussing the importance of good scenes to a story and how they can advance the story. He wants to “explore the purpose, forms, and application of scene-making in story-telling, specifically scenes of narrative description, of action, and of dialogue.”
David Darracott’s newest book, Internal Security, has received a 2013 GAYA nomination. In 2009 and 2010 he received the Hambidge Fellowship for fiction. Along with his fiction novels, he writes nonfiction short stories for magazines, television, and film productions. His workshop will be held from 10:15 to 11:15. He hopes to help writers who “have difficulty describing [their] book, even to friends, or can’t be sure where it belongs in the bookstore” to discover their genre.
These workshops will be helpful for writers of any genre, but especially helpful for those interested in fiction writing. All workshops will benefit writers of all genres and in every stage of the writing process. You won’t want to miss out! To view the full schedule of speakers and workshops, click here. Register now and take advantage of reduced prices!
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:14