May 21 OWL Meeting To Feature Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon
Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon, book editor and writing instructor, will conduct a workshop at the May 21 quarterly conference of the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) in Plaster Auditorium* on the campus of the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri (near Branson).

The conference will consist of an all-day workshop focusing on improving writing skills.

Elizabeth Lyon has written several popular writers’ guides such as A Writer’s Guide to Fiction and Manuscript Makeover. Her books will be available at the workshop.  In her morning session, “Writing for Voice, Revising for Style,” she will talk about techniques to help writers freshen their writing by making changes in syntax, diction, word choice, power positions and imagery.

In the afternoon Lyon will speak on “Writing for a Character-Driven Plot, Revising for a Page Turner.”  Participants will learn how to increase suspense, deepen characters and keep the reader turning the pages.

OWL’s annual auction, a fundraiser to assist with a youth literacy program and the cost of  conference speakers, will be conducted during the lunch break.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop is free to Ozarks Writers League members and $10.00 for one-day attendees.  Lunch options are a $7 catered lunch or lunch on your own. Reservations for the catered lunch must be made no later than May 12 with Delois McGrew at

* Enter the college campus and then follow Opportunity Avenue to the Plaster building, the third major building on the right.

Ozark Writers League
Elizabeth Lyon

Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.

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