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  • May 2 Meeting Follow Up Information on the Story Grid that Joe O'Loughlin described: Tips From an Editor from Helen Cassidy: Your Hateful Antagonist:
    Posted May 5, 2020, 11:22 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • February Meeting Recap Escondido Public Library will host the VWG Third Annual Open Mic, April 4 from 3 to 5 pm. Be heard! Writers of all genres are invited to participate in this special Open Mic event. Read your poem, tell your pet peeve. Have an issue you’d like to an answer to? Tell us in this event. The mic will be yours for 5 minutes. group had a good couple of days participating in the North County Veterans Stand Down at Green Oaks Ranch.Ron reminded us again of the Writer's Workshop hosted by the San Marcos Library. Two more events in the series are coming:A panel discussion among local ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2020, 3:19 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Book III - "Stories That Must Be Told" Launch Party The stories in this book, the third from the Veterans’ Writing Group, are primarily meant to entertain, but we hope they do much more. The advent of the all-volunteer force in 1973 has led to a separation of the majority of the American public from those who choose to serve in the military. We believe we have captured a couple dozen slices of military life; stories that describe terror and boredom, friendship and conflict, sacrifice and selfishness. We hope you will enjoy the stories - stories that must be told before they are lost forever, stories that will entertain and educate.Book III Launch PartyJoin us December 141 PM to 3 PMVeterans Association of North County ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2019, 2:33 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • October Meeting Recap We welcomed five new people at the meeting:Judy Habert, publisher and editor-in-chief, San Diego Woman magazine. Judy includes a local veterans section each month and is looking for stories. To contribute, contact her at editor@sdwomanmagazine.comTom - Marine vetLaura - Not a vet, but a visitor from Walla Walla, Washington who Garry invited after they met at a career fairBob - Navy vetTerry Moon - Army vet and photographer, who's written a fascinating book about his adventures titled: How Did You Get This Job?: The daily journal of a 1st Air Cavalry combat photographer in VietnamAs part of the VFW's Veterans Day ceremony in Escondido (Grape Day Park), veterans will be sharing five ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2019, 3:48 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • September Meeting Welcome to two first-time attendees.VWG participating in California Center for the Book program, supporting 18 Community Conversations with Veterans initiatives at 20 library locations across California. Library staff members will create community partnerships and engage veterans, their families, and the community.Join us at Fallbrook Library Writers Read where VWG will be featured with stories. Date is November 12.Authors ReadGeorge read his piece about "once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot" where he landed a helicopter on the deck of a ship. This despite having NEVER piloted a helo before.Tom said he isn't much of a poet, but read his great poem about being a risk-taker and taking chances.Charlie read another ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2019, 3:47 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • The Power of A Story @ Cal State San Marcos, September 23
    Posted Aug 18, 2019, 2:47 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • August Meeting Recap Ron started with an update on our "action teams" that are working on these new initiatives: publicity/social media, scholarships, grant writing, collecting aging vet stories, and book three, Stories That Need to Be Told. The goals are to expand the group's reach and mission through these efforts.August 21, VWG will be presenting to three libraries about setting up a veterans' writing group similar to VWG.Our writers reading:Charlie - Contributing to the Cold War: A wise crack gone bad on a trip to East GermanyGeorge - Attache Business: No escaping a long series of toasts by the Chinese representatives, even trying to dump it in a nearby potted plantJoe - A Coming of Age: Recounting his Navy ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2019, 7:33 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Gary Sinise at Temple Bat Yahm on August 25 in Newport Beach
    Posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:31 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • July Meeting Recap We welcomed two first-time attendees:Robert is a Marine who served in Viet Nam. He enjoys writing short storiesGeorge is a former Navy pilot and also a Viet Nam vet. He also flew for many years doing low-level pipeline patrols in the Southwest. He's working on a memoir.Ron announced story requirements and due dates for our third book: Stories That Need to be Told. We look forward to seeing your stories.Length of about 2,500 wordsEdit them first with apps like Microsoft Word tools or Grammerly so they are in better shape prior to our final edits as we assemble the bookActive members of the group will get priority for publishing, but ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2019, 12:01 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • June Meeting Recap We started with a discussion of priorities for the group and possible new activities to spread the mission further. Members, whether you were able to attend or not, are asked to rate priorities and provide input.Our main writing topic was active vs. passive voice. The key to remember:In active voice, the subject of the sentence is doing the action (The first man up hit the golf ball 250 yards.)In passive voice, the subject is receiving the action (The golf ball was driven 250 yards by the first man up.)In general, active voice is a much more engaging way to tell the storyBut...sometimes passive voice can be the best way to tell a story or ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 2:22 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • May Meeting Recap Topic:Poetry reading and feedback. Discussion about future direction. One option is to start with a tutorial about the many forms of poetry, to help writers determine if poetry is right for them, or to give poets knowledge of their options. Agenda for the VWG Meeting: Selection of a representative from the VWG at the Memorial Day Ceremony on 5/27 at VANC. Paul Curtis will represent our Group.Listing of writing contests and other writing opportunities to be posted on the websiteReplacement for "very" in writing - a list of alternatives to avoid using and provide more concrete descriptionsDiscussion about the time line for the next book, tentatively titled Stories That Need To Be ToldExcel of past ...
    Posted May 22, 2019, 10:04 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • April Meeting Recap Steve Dilley from Veterans Art Project joined us. VetArt's mission is to provide free bronze casting and ceramics classes to veterans, their families, and veteran's advocates. The organization has studios locally in Vista and Fallbrook.Visit the website for information, events, and classes.National Poetry Month is here! To celebrate, here is a list of 25 poetry markets seeking poetry submissions. These publishers do not charge a fee to publish, and many of them pay writers.Ron shared a list of writing tools: Boomerang Respondable for Gmail: Emails that get read and responded to? Must be magic.Hemingway App: Complex sentences, beware. Highlights your words and sentences and suggests simpler words, omit verbs, and make sentences ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2019, 12:07 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • February Meeting Recap “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this—you haven't.” -Thomas Edison  Notes from Garry Garretson and Shara French Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of the bestselling novel Trust Me, was the guest for our February 23 meeting. Via videoconference from her home in Boston, Hank discussed her tips for writing and publishing success, from lack of confidence and self-doubt, to just powering through! Fighting that lack of confidence is key. What if Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King quit writing because they thought they were not good enough? The story goes that King threw his manuscript of Carrie into the trash. His wife dug it out, and well, the rest is history. Sorry for the cliché, but King is ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 10:54 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • December Meeting Recap Ron shared a summary of the Seven Basic Plotlines for any story, then gave a 5-minute writing prompt for people to write the plot of their life. Winning Writers is a good resource for writers and poets. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you updates on the best free literary contests where you can submit your writing.December readings:Kris read a poem: Eternity Came at a Torrid PaceSarah's story was about the car as a "memory vessel"Lawrence read his Christmas jazz poemMaria shared "Che," recalling a young crush that never developed into anything moreCharlie read his "Saving Thanksgiving" pieceHarry read his 1975 poem "I'm the One Called Doc ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 9:44 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • November Meeting Recap Remember the Tuesday night Writers Read, 6 to 7:30, Nov 13 at the Fallbrook Library. Come and bring your friends.Dark FactorHere’s the article Ron mentioned and a website where you can do a self-assessment. This can be really helpful in developing dark personality traits in your writing. The Dark Core of Personality Determine your Dark FactorWant to do some preliminary genealogy or work on a memoir?Findagrave.comfamilysearch.orgSee Autosomol DNA Test Company comparison belowJoin us December 1 for our next meeting.
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 3:05 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • October Meeting Recap Our main meeting focus this month was preparing for the November 13 VWG Night at the Fallbrook Writers Read. As part of a Veterans Day tribute, several of our members will read their stories from our second book Listen Up!, as well as other writings and poetry. Many members practiced reading and you are sure to see entertainment, power, and courage in these stories if you attend the event in November.Please join us at the Writers Read from 6 to 7:30 pm, in the Fallbrook Library Community Room, 124 S. Mission Road.Other notes:3Elements Literary Review posts writing contests with "three element" prompts. Go to for information and how to enter.42 Anthology - 42-word ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 3:45 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Oceanside Library Writing Groups Oceanside Library has two writing groups, one that meets at the Mission Branch on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm, and one group that meets at the Civic Center Library, second floor Foundation Room on the 2nd & 4th Monday at 6:00 pm.  The next meeting will be on September 24 at Civic Center Library.  Here is a link to the flyer in case you want to share with the group. Contact Hilary Holley, for more info.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 10:40 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • Women Veterans Writing Group
    Posted Aug 15, 2018, 9:15 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • August Meeting Recap One of our largest groups convened on Aug. 4 and discussed these topics:The "Avenue of Heroes" in Coronado has an opportunity for writers. Vets who have at one time lived in Coronado are periodically featured on banners that hang along 3rd and 4th Streets in Coronado. Writers are needed to write the profiles of the featured vets. More on the Coronado Avenue of Heroes. Contact Ron Pickett at VWG for more info on writing a profile.Writing Groups are encouraged for all who want to improve their craft. Links to groups hosted at local libraries follow:Escondido Writers GroupOceansideRancho BernardoSan Marcos Adam Lottes, owner and creator of The Secret Stash joined us. The site features local ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2018, 4:53 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • July Meeting Recap Alexa Kingaard had a great discussion about her book Keep Forever on The American Veteran Show, July 1. Alexa said show host, Steffan Tubbs, was very interested in the Veterans Writers Group as well. Listen to the show. (Alexa’s segment starts 26 minutes in.) There will be a celebration of life for Terry Allan Severhill at Miramar National Cemetery at 2:30 on July 16. Terry was a proactive member of the group for many years. He shared his poetry with us and many other writer’s groups in the area. For more information or to RSVP, please email vets read their stories: o   Rat hunting for nighttime recreation in Vietnam. o   The VWG’s ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 5:06 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • June Meeting Recap The Veterans' Writing Group met on June 2:Garry and Stacey appeared on a Palomar College Live TV segment to talk about Listen Up!The "Before I Die" global art project invites people to contemplate mortality, including writing poetry about it. Spoken-word poet Ant Black will be hosting workshop and reading events when the project makes a stop in Oceanside. The event is June 15 for the workshop and June 22 for the readings at Oceanside Civic Center. Both start at 6 pm.The Library of Congress is conducting a Veterans History Project. Find out how to participate.The Fallbrook Writer's Read on November 13 will feature our members reading their stories from Listen Up! followed by a ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:36 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Listen Up! Book Launched Our second book, Listen Up! Things I Learned From the Military, is published. Thanks to everyone who made our May 26 launch event such a success. Two of our authors provide more information about the book in an interview featured on CBS8 TV in San Diego. Buy Listen Up! on Amazon here.
    Posted Jul 27, 2019, 3:03 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • March Meeting Recap The Veterans' Writing Group met on March 3:Tom Calabrese is celebrating his 100th story published in the Vista Press coming March 18. Read his latest, "The Deadly Dose." (Thanks for the juice and donuts Tom.)A new book of poetry by one of our members is out on Amazon. See Bridges: Crossed and Yet to Come by Leif K. Thorsten.Joe read a piece he wrote for his community newsletter called "Outside Our Gates" about the growing problem of homeless vets and how we can help. Veterans Village of San Diego organized the first "stand down" as a "hand up" for homeless vets in 1988 and continues to host one annually each July. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 1:47 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Workshop: Telling the Stories of Conflict Veterans are invited to Conflicted: Telling the Stories of Conflict at Home, Abroad, and in the Heart" that is part of The Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Pt. Loma Nazarene University. The workshop is Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1-4 pm. Justin Hudnall, producer of the KPBS series Incoming and executive director of So Say We All will moderate. Four writers will participate, all who have witnessed or lived through war or racial and cultural upheaval:Kelly McEvers, civilian journalist and co-host of NPR's All Things ConsideredBrooke King, veteran and author of Full Battle RattleAl Letson, poet, playwright and Reveal cohostJeanne Guerrero, investigative reporter for KPBS FronterasFor more information go to T ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2018, 3:38 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • January Meeting Recap The Veteran’s Writing Group met on January 6, 2018 in the VANC facility. Progress on book 2, LISTEN UP! was presented. We reached agreement on the design of the cover. Also, Jan. 15 is the due date for additional work to be considered for inclusion.We discussed common errors that our editors have uncovered during their careful reading of the stories to be included in LISTEN UP!  Those inconsistencies include commas, semicolons, and capitalization.Several members read from their latest work including Dante’ Puccetti, Charlie Wyatt, Shara French, Glen Foss, and others.We decided to take up a collection monthly to defray the cost of using the room. Suggested donation is $2.00.We'll see you next month ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 10:19 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • Dime Stories The San Diego version of this open mic for writers is the second Friday of every month at Liberty Station. The group offers a showcase for your writing with a forum for "three-minute stories read by the author at live open mics, showcase events, online, and on the radio."Go to DimeStories online for more information or to submit your story for a future meeting, or go to  their Pt. Loma meetings in Barracks 16, Suite 202, at the old NTC.
    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 11:23 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • Fallbrook Writer's Read Readings are the second Tuesday of each month (except July and December), from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Fallbrook Library Community Room, 124 S. Mission.Next meeting is August 14 - an open mic night for poetry and prose.For more information, visit the Fallbrook Writer's Read online, or contact the coordinator, K-B Gressitt, at 760-522-1064 or
    Posted Aug 6, 2018, 10:57 AM by Bruce Rowe
  • Interesting Writing Opportunities Winning Writers Newsletter - January 2017
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 6:03 AM by Ron Pickett
  • San Diego County Grant We have  been advised by Supervisor Bill Horn's office that we are to receive a grant for $5000 from San Diego County.Thanks Supervisor Horn and Garry Garretson!
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 10:41 AM by Ron Pickett
  • Article in The Vista Press Read this article in The Vista Press
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:40 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Veteran's Day Video Here's the link to the video that was broadcast from Palomar College last Thursday:
    Posted Nov 14, 2016, 10:56 AM by Ron Pickett
  • Book: Away For The Holidays Laugh, cry, and support us by living out these experiences in our new book that can be purchased today on Amazon for only $10.00.Away for The Holidays is a collection of stories written by veterans in the Veterans Writing Group San Diego. Each shares a story of celebrating holidays--that time of family, food, friendship and relative safety-- far from those they love. Their stories are heartwarming and heart-rending, funny and frightening as they recall Christmas’ spent on the battlefields of World War II, Vietnam or Kandahar. For the civilian reader, these under-the-helmet stories reveal the everyday sacrifices, camaraderie, and pride of our military. For those who have served, these stories will bring back memories ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2018, 2:23 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Our founder, Gail Chatfield: Front page news Technically incorrect. Gail was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune's Lifestyle/People section on October 16th, 2016.She talks about why the group was started, why it is important for veterans to write their stories, and the release of a our anthology; "Away for the Holidays."Article by Lisa Deaderick published at 16, 2016, 6:00 AMGail Chatfield’s father was a Marine who served in World War II, but he died when Chatfield was a teen, so she never heard any of his stories about his time in the service. She found herself fascinated by the stories of other veterans her father ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:42 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • How to Turn on Your Writer's Brain and Write Faster        By Steve Coombes on June 23, 2015 Articles, Improve Your Writing      Did you know your brain works in two speeds? Like a 2-speed blender, your brain takes “ingredients” from outside and mixes them into your current stream of thought. Just like the blender, each speed has a distinct purpose. But only one will help you write productively. Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman wrote about these differences in how we think in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. In “fast mode,” your brain processes information rapidly — even automatically. It’s fast mode you use when driving your car, reading emotions on someone’s face, or instantly making familiar mental connections. Here’s an example of fast mode thinking you can try ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:44 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Eight Apps for Veterans
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:40 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • NPR Project Update Many thanks to all the writers who participated in the PBS filming for your time and openness on this project. I think we had a much bigger impact on them than they expected. We knew that most of our meeting would end up “on the cutting room floor,” however, I’m impressed that the attitude of the editing crew was as attentive, interested and involved as Ramon Garcia indicates in the email he sent:  "One of our film editors sent me a rough draft of the San Diego Writers Group piece. I have no say in the editing process besides raising flags and giving notes to what the producers have already cut. That being said, it pretty much is the ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:47 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Tom Calabrese, recently won VWG is proud to announce that one of their members, Tom Calabrese, recently won The Saturday Evening Post's Tribute to the Troops essay contest. Read his award winning essay here.
    Posted Oct 11, 2013, 3:26 PM by Michael Wood
  • Warriors Who Write: From Hemingway to Vonnegut to Sheehan-Miles Very interesting articleFrom the websiteIf you don't think writing can be therapeutic, if you don't believe putting pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - can be truly healing, ask a veteran. There's a long and storied tradition of warriors employing the ancient craft of writing to deal with their experiences on the battlefield. In the last century, novelists, poets, screenwriters and songwriters as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Leon Uris, Steve Mason, Ron Kovic, Brian Wizard, Oliver Stone, Richard Stekol, Robert Mason, Jason Moon, Senator Jim Webb, Tim O'Brien, Benjamin Busch, and Kevin Powers have written sad, funny, gripping and sometimes haunting accounts of war based directly, or indirectly, on their ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:49 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • VETERANS WRITING GROUP MONTHLY CONTEST Today is the first day of our first monthly contest held on facebook, so lets see if you have what it takes to win. TO PARTICIPATE: You must submit a new work, not previously published in any form. It must be original work created by the contest entrant(s). A submission must be 500 words or less. All work must be based in some capacity on the theme photo posted on the Facebook contest page appearing above these rules. Contestants will enter their work by Facebook post below these rules or email the group to have work posted by proxy to the Facebook on entrant(s) behalf. The entrants name must appear with the ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2012, 5:04 PM by Michael Wood
  • MILITARY THEMED PREVIEW OF OIFF-2012 A special Military Themed Screening Block preview of Oceanside International Film Festival will take place 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 11, at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. The event is free to military, veterans, and their families (with military ID & advance registration) and only $5.00 for general civilian public (with advance registration). The purpose of this three-hour film screening session is to give a sneak peek of the full four-day Oceanside Intl Film Festival, which will run a week after, from August 16 to 19, 2012. The organizers hope this Preview will entice film buffs from North County, especially Camp Pendleton marines and those from ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2012, 12:26 AM by Michael Wood
  • Write On, Oceanside! free literary event (July 28) now accepting participants Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, partnering with the Oceanside Public Library, will be hosting ld “Write On, Oceanside! 2”, a book fair celebrating Oceanside-only authors. This year the event will be held Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 in and around the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms.The Committee is currently seeking published Oceanside authors. The “Write On!” Committee will consider published, self-published and independent publisher works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, comics/graphic novels, poetry, plays, science fiction/horror, biography/autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, mystery and spiritual.Deadline, June 30, 2012For more infomation on how to be a part of this special ...
    Posted May 31, 2012, 12:33 AM by Michael Wood
  • Second Session - Playwriting Workshop Series So Monday night was the second night of our Playwriting Workshop Series for Veterans and it was great meeting some new people. Click here for more info on the seriesOur mentor Mrs. Erika Phillips, more about her here, had us open up the night with Ron's homework assignment from last week;  Write a monolog from the aspect of an inanimate object that might be found on or with a military person. His amazing story showed us how interesting it is to see how a belt buckle could be so proud but yearn to understand its owner. We talked about how the monolog from the belt buckle showed us its character, were it had been and what it could ...
    Posted May 17, 2012, 8:07 PM by Michael Wood
  • First Session - Playwriting Workshop Series So tonight was the first night of our Playwriting Workshop Series for Veterans. It was neat to see how our military background and everyday life  stories fit into playwriting. Our great mentor for this series is Mrs. Erika Phillips and she comes with more than 20 years experience. She is currently acting in the play Brownie Points and is showing until May 27th  at the Lamb's Players Theater in Coronado, CA.  For more information please go to What we went over tonight -The differences between Autobiographical fiction and Memoirs-We read a StagePlay and went over the Dialogue with the narrative    -We looked at how we could have changed some of the narrative into more dialogue to ...
    Posted May 8, 2012, 2:08 PM by Michael Wood
  • Gene Simmons Military Tribute After getting to shake his hand a few weeks ago, this was sent to me. Mr Simmons, thank you for supporting our troops and veterans.
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:52 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Some Great Answers on Fair Use Do you have questions on fair use of another person's copyrighted material in your own work? View this video: Stanford Center for Internet and Society Fair Use Legal Experts Answer Fair Use Questions.Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, and Julie Ahrens, Associate Director of the Fair Use Project, answer a selection of questions.  Link to website:
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:55 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Writing Movies for Fun and Profit If you're interested in screenwriting and want to be successful, take a look at this book.It's fun and easy to read, but most importantlythe author is contributing a portion of his proceeds to the USO. Robert Ben Garant always goes out of his way to help and mentor Veterans' perfecting their writing skill. We can't thank him enough for all that he does, not only for our group of Veterans but for his support of all military members. Editorial Reviews "These two guys are the reason Night at the Museum won so many Oscars"  —Ben Stiller “Some screenwriters have a knack for capturing the heart and soul of characters, the nuance of themes, the richness ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 2:59 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Our Vietnam Generation Trailer One of our members received this video. Take a look.  Michigan Vietnam Vets produced it, but it says it all for every Vietnam Vet. Share it with a Vietnam Vet or a family that may have lost a dad, brother, uncle or son. I thought they did an excellent job on it. I suspect in the future this theme will be shown over and over again for each conflict. This story could be retold by 49 other states and territories as well.  If you know a Vietnam Vet, consider sending them this link.  Share your Thoughts ▼
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 3:05 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Timothy Wurtz - Developing a Character First, a big thank you to Mr. Wurtz for coming all the way from LA to share his writing tips with our veteran writing group. We are so grateful for our supportive mentors helping us progress in our writing journey, no matter where it leads us.Arguably the most important aspect of any writing is the character. On Saturday we learned more about character development, dimensions, emotional beats, and movement.                                                                                                                                                    (photo: Serena Reid)We captured some great instructional video footage from Mr. Wurtz, but also some of our stories from the group. Keep checking back as we will have members stories and instructional videos on-line.  Here are a few of the notes and a checklist from Saturday's meeting ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 3:11 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Trelby? Many stress the point, that Final Draft is a necessity if you are serious about writing a screenplay.  But what if you're not ready to buy or are looking for alternatives. We found Trelby. Try it and let us know what you think.From the website: "Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. Trelby is free software, that you can contribute..."
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:30 PM by Bruce Rowe
  • Welcome As we grow, so does our website. Please join us in leaving your comments and help us make this site a better place for all Veteran Writers to visit and draw from. 
    Posted Dec 6, 2011, 11:40 PM by Michael Wood
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