Plan Now for NWA Writers Workshop March 14

Velda Brotherton and Dusty Richards will present their annual free workshop on March 14, 2009 at Ozarks Electric, 3641 W. Wedington Drive, Exit # 64, offI – 540. (aka Highway 16/Wedington Road west.) Go  ˝ mile West, building is on the left.  Sign-in will be at 8:30 a.m.  

Participants are asked to pre-register by emailing either Velda at  or Dusty at  

Here’s what’s offered:  

9:00 a.m.  Storyteller Molly Lemmons will demonstrate how to turn family memories into entertaining and informative stories. 

10:00 a.m.  A PowerPoint presentation. A critique panel of workshop members will demonstrate how the group critiques the work of novice writers.

10:45 a.m.  Break11:00 a.m.  Instruction on manuscript formatting from published authors in short story, fiction and nonfiction genres.

11:30 a.m.  Pam Thompson will present the Top Ten Grammar Errors and how to clean them from your manuscript.

NOON Lunch Break. $6.00 will buy your lunch on the premises. It will consist of meat and cheese platters for sandwiches, chips, cookies and a cold drink. NOTE: During lunch break published authors will read from and discuss their work. Plan on remaining in the building.

1:00 p.m. Velda Brotherton will speak on the literary, the mainstream and the genre in today’s market.

2:15 to 2:30 p.m.  Break

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.  Dusty Richards will speak on Writing 101. The basics of writing a good book.

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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