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LIT UP, A Conversation between OC Readers and Writers, 8 May 2014

April 15, 2014

LIT UP, A Conversation between Orange County Readers and Writers, will take place at 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. It’s Pure Fiction League’s first foray into providing a forum for new local authors and readers to connect in an informal setting.

Four authors — three published, one not yet published — will read short selections from their works and lead the audience through discussions of the themes and characters revealed in the readings. Patterned after South Coast Repertory’s NewScripts play readings, LIT UP gives readers a forum to provide feedback and ideas to the authors, and exposes readers to works they may not yet have discovered.

Admission is free. The first 30 people to RSVP get a $1 discount on coffee during the event. Go to the Facebook event page and hit the “Join” to sign up.

Kean Coffee is located at 13681 Newport Avenue in Tustin (north of I-5 at East Main Street).

 

10 Apr meeting notes; 17 Apr reading list

April 15, 2014

10 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Jo, Kermit, Lance (read two chapters from the Fake reboot), Maddie, Rosie (read two reworked chapters from On Thin Ice), Shari and Stace.

News & Notes

It’s official! LIT UP, A Conversation between OC Readers and Writers, will take place at 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. Our featured writers will be Burt, Casey, Lance and Rosie.  Draft flyers have been sent out to PFL members for whom we have email addresses. Look for the dedicated event post following this one.

The rehearsals will continue at 5:30 on 17 April at Sharky’s (across the walkway from Panera); PFL members are invited.

 

17 APRIL READING LIST

Stace (4/10)
Maddie (4/10)
Glenda (4/10)
Burt (4/10)
Jo (4/10)
JoAnne (3/27)
Casey (4/10)
Shari (4/10)
Kermit (4/10)
Rosie (4/10)
Lance (4/10)

3 Apr meeting notes; 10 Apr reading list

April 7, 2014

3 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Lance (read two chapters from the Fake reboot), Maddie, Rosie, Shari (read two reworked chapters from Raised to Win) and Stace.

News & Notes

The first PFL reader/writer salon appears set for 8 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin (Maddie’s still working the details). The four inaugural readers (Burt, Casey, Lance and Rosie) will be presenting their readings and audience questions during a run-through at 5:30 on 10 April at Sharky’s (across the walkway from Panera); PFL members are invited.

 

10 APRIL READING LIST

Stace (4/3)
Maddie (4/3)
Glenda (4/3)
Burt (4/3)
Jo (3/20)
Rosie (4/3)
JoAnne (3/27)
Casey (4/3)
Shari (4/3)
Lance (4/3)
Kermit (2/27)

27 Mar meeting notes; 3 Apr reading list

March 28, 2014

27 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, Casey (read a chapter from The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly), Glenda, JoAnne (read the start of an untitled short story), Lance (read two chapters from the Fake reboot), Maddie and Rosie.

News & Notes

The preparations for the first PFL reader/writer salon continue apace. The four inaugural readers (Burt, Casey, Lance and Rosie) will be turning in their selections, bios, and questions to Maddie by 3 April. PFL members are invited to a run-through at 5:30 on 10 April at Sharky’s (across the walkway from Panera). Maddie is also closing in on a venue and date and hopes to have both nailed down by the 3 April meeting.

Jonathan virtually mentioned Hemingway App, an online utility. You paste in a few paragraphs of your writing and the app edits it the way Papa might have done. You get strong, true prose, full of manly virtue.

A reminder: Lance will be participating in an indie writer’s panel hosted by the Sherman Oaks NaNoWriMo group. He’ll be joining thriller writer Kristen Elise (The Vesuvius Isotope) and fantasy writer Leslie Ann Moore (Griffin’s Daughter trilogy). The panel takes place on Sunday, 30 March, 1-4PM at the Sherman Oaks Panera Bread, 14708 Ventura Blvd.

 

3 APRIL READING LIST

Stace (3/6)
Maddie (3/27)
Kermit (2/27)
Glenda (3/27)
Shari (3/20)
Burt (3/27)
Jo (3/20)
Rosie (3/27)
JoAnne (3/27)
Casey (3/27)
Lance (3/27)
Richard (2/13)

20 Mar meeting notes; 27 Mar reading list

March 24, 2014

20 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt (read two chapters from Blood on the Edge), Casey, Glenda, Jo (read a revised chapter from Moonspell), Lance (read a revised chapter from the Fake reboot), Rosie (read a revised chapter from On Thin Ice) and Shari.

 

27 MARCH READING LIST

JoAnne (3/6)
Richard (2/13)
Stace (3/6)
Maddie (3/6)
Kermit (2/27)
Casey (3/20)
Glenda (3/20)
Shari (3/20)
Burt (3/20)
Lance (3/20)
Jo (3/20)
Rosie (3/20)

13 Mar meeting notes; 20 Mar reading list

March 16, 2014

13 MARCH MEETING NOTES

A diminutive five people attended: Casey, Glenda (read part two of her short story “The Jukebox”), Lance, Rosie and Shari (read a fresh revision of the first five chapters of Raised to Win).

20 MARCH READING LIST

JoAnne (3/6)
Richard (2/13)
Stace (3/6)
Burt (3/6)
Maddie (3/6)
Lance (3/13)
Kermit (2/27)
Jo (3/6)
Rosie (3/13)
Casey (3/13)
Glenda (3/13)
Shari (3/13)
Jonathan (2/6)

Author/Psychologist D.P. Lyle, SoCal Writers Association, 15 Mar 2014

March 11, 2014

Macavity and Silver Sward-winning author D.P. Lyle (Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series) will be the Southern California Writers Association’s featured speaker for March. He will speak first on The Psychology of Character Motivation: Understanding the Whys of Character Thought, Action, and Dialog, and also allow time for a lively forensic Q&A session.

The session will begin with a discussion of the basic psychology that drives character behavior and move to the forces behind conflict and conflict resolution — the driving force behind thought, action, and dialog. He will look at the conflict-driven character arc of famous protagonists and antagonists.

The meeting takes place on Saturday, 15 March, 9:30-1:30, at the Claim Jumper, 18050 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley. For more information, check the SCWA website.

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