What a privilege to be able to listen to and learn from our expert speakers, Greta Boris and Joe De Ladurantey. Many thanks to George Gurney, the Guild’s Vice President, for making their appearance possible.
Joe and Greta are published authors with many titles to their names. They’re also accomplished, interesting, and fun. Joe is a former police chief, and he is currently an author, audiobook narrator, and host of his own radio show. Greta is an author, writing instructor, and the Director of O.C. Writers, a community of over 900 published and aspiring authors in Orange County, California.
Joe’s presentation was entitled The Felonies of Writing, appropriate since he worked in law enforcement, his career culminating as police chief for two California cities. He was kind enough to shared his entire powerpoint slide show here, and I recommend viewing it to see his recommendations for writing and polishing a powerful story. Joe is also a narrator with ACX, so if you’re looking for a narrator for your next audiobook, his profile is here. You can listen to samples of his narrations, too.
Greta spoke about character development in Part One of her Plot Menu. In particular, she described using the Enneagram system to create characters. As someone who uses that system, I can tell you it saves hours trying to invent people to populate your manuscript. For more on the Plot Menu, click here. And click here to see the rest of her site and the other tools available to support your writing.
Writing Tips Presented by Jim Hitt
Although the Guild is a social gathering place for writers, we’re always eager to improve our craft. To that end, Jim Hitt presents a monthly feature, Writing Tips. At today’s meeting, Jim shared strategies for developing character names, as well as a handout on that topic. Click here to see or download your copy.
NEXT MONTH’S MEETING:
TURN YOUR NOVEL INTO AN AUDIOBOOK USING ACX AND AUDIBLE.COM
presented by Lynne M. Spreen
Are you interested in publishing an audiobook but don’t know where to start? Worried you’ll miss out on this large and growing market? With ACX and Audible.com, you’ll find the tools to turn your novel into an audiobook without much effort or expense–in fact, for free.
Lynne M. Spreen has produced several audiobooks using this method. At this meeting, she’ll describe the process of:
- Creating an ACX.com account, uploading your manuscript, and finding a narrator
- Supervising the production process, and
- Marketing your finished audiobook
Join us for this informative and motivating presentation, Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham St., Hemet CA 92543