Join us Saturday, June 1st for EVA’s birthday party, which will include tasty treats, the announcement of the winners of the BIAY challenge, as well as any winners from Out-Write Beth: Take Two! Our speaker will be Louella Nelson, on Scene Pacing & Emotion: How to Generate Action and Enthrall the Reader. Be there!
Louella Nelson expands Dwight Swain’s concept of “scene” and “sequel” to explore the logic and pacing of the novel as well as the emotional reactions that drive characters into new scene goals. Using the worksheet provided, you’ll develop a disaster event, responses to crisis that include emotion and action, and a plot decision that keeps your character moving toward the story goal. Learn to speed up the pacing or slow the action depending on what’s best for your novel or short story. If you’re new to writing fiction, this session will give you an edge in understanding what motivates your character to take action. Bring writing materials and plan to have fun working through writing challenges.
LOUELLA NELSON, M.A.
Best-selling author Louella Nelson is a professional writer’s editor and mentor, an award-winning writing instructor, and is multi-published in fiction and honored non-fiction. Many of Lou’s students are agented, published, and award-winners. She has been president of the Orange County Romance Writers of America and a coordinator of the national RWA conference. Lou is at work on The Genius Writer, a textbook/CD series, and is currently re-issuing her novels (Mail-Order Mate and others) and writing short stories: “The Prosecutor” for Romancing the Pages and “Atlas Shrugged Again” on Amazon. This summer Lou will release the novel Passion’s Rival and the text Story, Plot, & Character Arc. She can be reached via her website a twww.LouellaNelson.com.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:15AM at Azusa City Library @ 729 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Annual membership with EVA is only $15 and $3 per month meeting fees. With your membership, you receive the benefit of participating in the critique group which meets directly after our monthly meetings.
Please join us, and feel free to bring a friend (or two, or three).
Remember, guests are welcome to attend their FIRST EVA meeting free!