Then you won’t want to miss Fremont Area Writers’ next speaker on March 22. She’s Nancy Curteman, author of four mystery novels set in exotic locales such as Australia and South Africa.
She’ll explain what tension is and how crisis and conflict can be used to create it. Her interactive presentation will give writers a chance to share their own techniques for building tension.
You can find more of Nancy’s tips on writing on her Global Mysteries blog at https://nancycurteman.wordpress.com/. Her website is at http://nancycurteman.com/www.nancycurteman.com/Welcome.html.
The writers group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month, except in July and December, from 2-4 p.m. in Room 120 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont. Meetings are open to the public.
Building Tension in Writing
Mystery novelist Nancy Curteman Saturday March 22, 2014 2-4 p.m.
Did you have difficulty finding a seat at the January meeting? That’s a good thing.
Fremont Area Writers is growing. We have 55 members, many of them new. That means there are lots more opportunities to meet people and share interests in writing. Want to make it easier? Here’s how:
1. Wear your nametag and add a colored dot that shows your writing interest. The dots are available at meetings. (Fiction-blue; nonfiction-pink; memoir-yellow; poetry-green, and scriptwriting-orange.) Multiple interests? Use several dots.
2. Provide a photo (mug shots, please) for display on our Members page at the Fremont Area Writers website. Send a jpeg to Art Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a photo to the next meeting. We’ll scan it and return it.
3. Join the genre groups at breakout sessions. Suggest a topic for discussion. Cite a problem. Ask a question.
Fremont Area Writers is only as good as we make it. Join in.
The Fremont Area Writers Book Signing and Sale is over, but what a sale it was! Eighteen writers sold 98 books over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The long tables decorated with poinsettia outside the Food Court at NewPark Mall in Newark attracted curious shoppers who got free bookmarks and learned about the California Writers Club. Ken Weiss collected email addresses from passers-by who expressed an interest in Fremont Area Writers.
Saturday turned out to be the best sales day with 48 books sold. Top seller—Doris Nikolaidis, who sold 33 books.
Congratulations are in order for Jan Small and Nancy Curteman, who organized the book signing and sale. Stories about the event appeared in the Tri-City Voice and the Fremont Bulletin.