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Creating Credible Characters with Steve Brewer at New Life Presbyterian Church

January 3, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Writers who want to create credible characters have to go deep, exploring the needs, desires, flaws and histories of their protagonists before they ever write a word. The real skill comes in filtering the details, giving the reader just enough without bogging down the story.Steve Brewer writes books about crooks, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the new Duke City crime series written as Max Austin. The first Bubba book, Lonely Street, was made into a Hollywood comedy in 2009 and went…See More
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New Life for an Old Book: The Reissue of Dissonance at New Life Presbyterian Church

September 16, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Dissonance, published by UNM Press in 2003, won the Jim Sagel Prize for the Novel, was short-listed for the PEN Southwest Book Award, was a book of the year at the Midland MI, Cincinnati, and Tucson-Pima County Libraries, a countywide reading selection of Durango-LaPlata Reads!, and a selection of NPR Performance Today's Summer Reading Series. Still, after eight years in print, the book hadn't been issued in paperback or electronic editions, so Lisa Lenard-Cook asked for—and received—her rights…See More
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Strangeness: Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias at SouthWest Writers Office, Carlisle Executive Suites

October 1, 2014 at 5:45pm to November 5, 2014 at 7:45pm
6-Week Writing ChallengeThe “what-if” class, author Betsy James’s favorite. As the year turns toward darkness and the return of light, what better time to invite worlds that push the envelope—on or off planet, in or out of time? Speculative fiction—the umbrella term for science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, alternative history, horror —is the world’s oldest literature, and currently it’s evolving at a spectacular rate.Join spec fic author Betsy James for six outside-the-box weeks of assignments…See More
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SouthWest Writers Presentation at Palo Duro Senior Center

July 23, 2014 from 10:30am to 11:30am
SouthWest Writers (SWW) is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft, whether aspiring to a professional career or for their own enjoyment. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWW serves writers of all ages worldwide in every fiction and nonfiction genre. As one of the largest and most respected writing organizations in the nation, SWW serves more than 400 members with many activities, including regular meetings, classes, workshops,…See More
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That’s My Baby! A Gathering for Picture Book Critique at Carlisle Executive Suites

September 6, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
A Half-day Workshop with Betsy JamesDo you have picture book manuscripts you’ve always wanted feedback on? Join children’s author-illustrator Betsy James and fellow writers for an afternoon of constructive peer critique and insight into writing and illustrating for children. Bring manuscripts that do not exceed 800 words (most first picture books should be 500 words or less). To help your readers help you, the best format for your work is double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.SWW Members…See More
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That’s My Baby! A Gathering for Picture Book Critique at Carlisle Executive Suites

September 6, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
A Half-day Workshop with Betsy JamesDo you have picture book manuscripts you’ve always wanted feedback on? Join children’s author-illustrator Betsy James and fellow writers for an afternoon of constructive peer critique and insight into writing and illustrating for children. Bring manuscripts that do not exceed 800 words (most first picture books should be 500 words or less). To help your readers help you, the best format for your work is double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.SWW Members…See More
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Taking Control of Your Narrative at New Life Presbyterian Church

August 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
The same techniques, rules, and advice that apply to crafting a poem, a story, or an essay can also be implemented in your writing and creative life. Tanaya Winder will discuss plot, story arc, the importance of a character driven story versus a plot driven one, the function of an image in these genres, and the power of voice. The talk will include writing prompts, so bring your pen, paper, and creative brains. Tanaya will also offer advice on becoming the protagonist and being a hero in your…See More
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Self Publishing: Why Do It? at New Life Presbyterian Church

July 15, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Publisher and editor Pamela Adams Hirst will draw upon 22 years of experience in newspaper and magazine publishing during her lecture: "Self Publishing: Why Do It?" After the death of her partner Beatlick Joe Speer, Hirst established Beatlick Press in Albuquerque in order to memorialize the works of Beatlick Joe. In three years, with the support of a staff of five, Beatlick Press has segued to an award-winning publishing house with over a dozen books and a roster of more than fifty writers and…See More
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How to Adapt Your Book for Hollywood and Still Like Yourself in the Morning at New Life Presbyterian Church

August 2, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
New York Times bestselling author Alisa Valdés has had her popular books in development at NBC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Columbia Pictures and now, with Marvista Entertainment. In this presentation she’ll talk about the lessons she learned (sometimes the hard way!) about how the Hollywood machine works. She will also offer insider tips on how to pitch your ideas, books, and vision for TV and film.Albuquerque native Alisa Valdés Gandy (formerly Valdes-Rodriguez) is a New York Times and USA Today…See More
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SouthWest Writers Presentation at Palo Duro Senior Center

July 23, 2014 from 10am to 11am
SouthWest Writers (SWW) is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft, whether aspiring to a professional career or for their own enjoyment. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWW serves writers of all ages worldwide in every fiction and nonfiction genre. As one of the largest and most respected writing organizations in the nation, SWW serves more than 400 members with many activities, including regular meetings, classes, workshops,…See More
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A Review of the Best Social Media Sites for Authors and How to Use Them at New Life Presbyterian Church

June 17, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Speaker: Barbara Lemaire The Internet is a big place with a myriad of options. This presentation will review the major Social Media Sites and how to use them to create interest in your writing. An electronic handout will be made available to Southwest Writers members and guests.SWW members free, guests $10, students $5. For more information go to the SWW website at http://southwestwriters.com/ or call the SouthWest Writers office at 505-830-6034.See More
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