Random Writing Quote:

A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.

--David Sedaris

Terri Nolan

Speaker: Terri Nolan

Date: March 21, 2015

"Character Arc and Social Media"

Terri Nolan is a Southern California native who attended college at the University of Texas at Arlington. She entered with a plan to become a journalist and her first newspaper job was at the News Texan. Several of her short stories were published in literary journals during her college years. When rock radio beckoned she abandoned reporting and earned a B.A. in Radio/Television. She worked in broadcasting before moving back to the West Coast. Her Birdie Keane novels include Burden of Truth, Glass Houses and the upcoming Break Down. A short story, Hobo Joe, appears in the anthology, Murder in La La Land. Please visit her at www.terrinolan.com.

An essay of hers appeared in the Orange County Register in May. It was about an author who didn't utilize social media. Man, oh man, did this cause a lot of consternation. It came from all directions: her publisher, agent, and writer friends. She will expand this topic and talk about how social media has invaded our lives and how we as writers and society at large are dealing with the cultural explosion, and how writers can leverage it for their own benefit.

 


Upcoming speaker for April 18, 2015:

Anne Cleeland

Speaker: Anne Cleeland

"The Promise of the Premise: Why We Love Mysteries and How to Write Them"

Anne Cleeland holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a degree in law from Pepperdine University, and is a member of the California State Bar.

She writes a historical romance series set in the Regency period as well as a contemporary mystery series set in New Scotland Yard. A member of Romance Writers of America, The Historical Novel Society and Mystery Writers of America, she lives in California and has four children.

 

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