June 17 – McCall Hoyle

HISS, KISS, TOUCH, TICKLE–How to Use Active Voice and Action Verbs to Transform Your Writing

Are you afraid to tell your editor you don’t know what she means by active or passive voice? Did you receive contest feedback saying you needed to show not tell? Do you want to add more emotion to your writing? Killer verbs are the answer to these questions and more. Tweaking your verbs can skyrocket your writing to a whole new level. Join McCall as she guides writers through a refresher on active and passive voice and then shares secrets on how to revise your work, using her own and others’ examples.

_mg_0314McCall Hoyle writes honest YA novels about friendship, first love, and girls finding the strength to overcome great challenges. Her debut young adult novel, The Thing with Feathers, won the 2014 Golden Heart®  and releases fall 2017 from Blink/HarperCollins. She was a 2016 Golden Heart® nominee as well and is a high school English teacher. Her own less-than-perfect teenage experiences and those of the girls she teaches inspire many of the struggles in her books. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with her family and their odd assortment of pets. She has an English degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She lives in a cottage in the woods in North Georgia where she reads and writes every day. 




Members and guests must be 18 years or older to attend. 

Meeting cost: $15 (cash or check) at the door

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking
10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker
11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

Meeting Location:

Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-7900