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

May 20 – Bryonna Nobles

Story Architect – World Building For Every Genre
World Building can be a tricky business whether you’re writing contemporary or fantasy or somewhere in between. It can often go neglected or half-done. This can leave the reader feeling less than convinced of your story and, worst, not completely immersed in it.
Bryonna Nobles will take you through her process of building fantastic worlds for her characters to play in. She draws inspiration from mythology, fairy tales, television series, and over a decade of play-by-post role playing.
She hopes by sharing her method, you might gain a few more tools for your Writer Kit.
Bryonna Nobles is a self-proclaimed Geek whose been playing play-by-post role-playing games since she got her first computer at sixteen. Mainly Sailor Moon and Harry Potter, if you were wondering.
She has a learning disability in reading and writing so, of course, she decided to become a writer. And her favorite genre? Paranormal Romance.
She loves creating characters that people admire but also rich worlds that they want to play in. That they want to return to again and again as some of her favorite authors have done.
While not yet published, she has finaled in many contests, including the Unpublished Maggie Awards for Excellence, and even won a few. And one thing most of the judges and her critique partner seem to agree one:  She gives good world. 😉
You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Or just hunt her down at Moonlight & Magnolias. As Director of Conference, she’s sure to be running around making sure things are going smoothly.

 

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