For all of my Dallas peeps –

Y’all really might want to take a look at this month’s meeting of the Dallas Area Romance Authors. This month’s speaker is Winnie Griggs, and she’s presenting on Secondary Characters and Telling Details. Now tell me, which one of us doesn’t need help with these???

The workshop is Saturday, May 23rd at the Holiday Inn Express in Richardson (I75 and Campbell Road). There is a $5 door fee for nonmembers. Runs from 9.30 am – 11.30 am, and they serve a continental breakfast.

Secondary Characters – Drawing on the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” Winnie will discuss: What is a secondary character; the three broad classifications of secondary characters; the many roles secondary characters play in fulfilling their story purpose, and the effective use of these key functions, classifications, and roles to enhance and further the primary story plot.

Telling Details – Using examples from published works, Winnie will also discuss how to use the right details to add color and vividness to scenes. She will discuss a checklist covering the key dimensions of setting, character, and mood; a filter to help writers choose just the right details for particular scenes; and a process to help writers skillfully weave these select details into scenes in an unobtrusive manner.