Archive for January, 2013
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.
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.