Archive for January, 2013

Next Meetings March 12 and April 9

typewriter Hello Lakeland Writers!  I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.  We will be reviewing works which we might like to submit for either (or both) “It’s a Crime” or the Royal Palm Literary Awards Contests.  For more information about these contests, click on the tabs at the top of this page.

We will also discuss submission requirements.

Not entering the contests?  Feel free to bring a piece to share for critique.

See you next time at 6:30 at the Community Southern Bank.



Next Meetings January 15 and February 12

Hello Lakeland Writers!
Our first meeting of the year will be on January 15 at 6:30 pm @ Community Southern Bank, 3340 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland.
This month, we will discuss Suspense and Surprise.
Here’s what Alfred Hitchcock says about it:

Four people are sitting around a table talking about baseball or whatever you like. Five minutes of it. Very dull. Suddenly, a bomb goes off. Blows the people to smithereens. What does the audience have? Ten seconds of shock. Now take the same scene and tell the audience there is a bomb under that table and will go off in five minutes. The whole emotion of the audience is totally different because you’ve given them that information. In five minutes time that bomb will go off. Now the conversation about baseball becomes very vital. Because they’re saying to you, “don’t be ridiculous. Stop talking about baseball. There’s a bomb under there.” You’ve got the audience working.

Suspense and surprise work in all genres, let’s see how it can work for you!
Bring a work for critique and conversation for camaraderie!
Happy Writing!

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