Next San Francisco Forum
Date: Tuesday, March 25
Helping Writers Map Their Ideas for Logical Development and Efficiency
As an editor, if you are fortunate to have a client who seeks your advice early in the writing process, helping them develop a detailed map will eliminate all the roadblocks (except their Inner Critic). There are techniques, software, and guidebooks to support them, appropriate to their genre and the way their mind works. If you receive a completed draft that is a blackberry bramble, you can help them sort it out so the content flows logically. We will look at software, as well as explore the kinds of challenges we face daily in our work. Bring questions to tap into our collective wisdom.
Editor David Colin Carr has been freelancing fiction and non-fiction since 1988 with writers as far flung as Beijing, Sydney, and Johannesburg, as well as doctoral candidates around the US. He works collaboratively with clients to bring forth their passion – with clarity and coherence, while preserving their distinctive voice. He is dedicated to projects that value, expand, and connect our human hearts – offering compassion, counseling experience, and creativity to bring forth the brilliance of both the writing and the collaborative relationship. He is a long-time associate editor with Volcano Press.
Next Forum Date: August 2014
Forum planning is underway.
Specific date TBD. Have an idea for a topic?—send a suggestion to Jim Norrena, SF Forum Coordinator. Stay tuned.
Next South Bay Forum
Date: Tuesday, May 20
Got Scrabble? Playing with Your Words on Scrabble Night
Forget about deadlines, rates, and difficult clients. This night is about fun and relaxation. So bring your dog-eared dictionary and join your fellow wordsmiths in a friendly round or two of Scrabble. Scrabble sets, food, and drink will be provided. If you've got a Scrabble game yourself, feel free to bring it. Members are welcome to bring a guest or two to this special event. Please RSVP to Scrabble Night Coordinator Annie Belt c/o South Bay Forum Coordinator, so we know how many friendly players to expect. Come join the fun! Questions are welcomed.
Date: July or August