Random Writing Quote:

“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”

--Tim O'Brien

Anne Cleeland

Speaker: Anne Cleeland

Date: April 18, 2015

"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.


Upcoming speaker for May 16, 2015:

Jeff Lyons

Speaker: Jeff Lyons

"Enneagram: The Rapid Story Development Methodology"

Jeff has more than 20 years' experience teaching and consulting with the Enneagram system, both training writers and teaching the Enneagram in business settings to management and executive teams. Tapping his extensive experience in both fields (the Enneagram and story development), he has created an innovative and powerful methodology for supercharging the story development process; a process that can help novelists, nonfiction writers, and screenwriters speedup their development process without sacrificing quality and creative vision. Jeff established Enneagram–4–Writers™ to facilitate the development of Enneagram-related tools for writers and as a resource for others to learn about how the Enneagram can be used not simply for the typing and character development, but also to facilitate storytelling on every level and the entire story development process.

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