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Forum: April 2010-K.G. McAbee/Cynthia Witherspoon

Setting the Scene Each word on the page should be used to draw the reader deeper into the story.  Setting each scene, from the background to symbolism, is a crucial part of what grabs the readers and keeps them.  Learn the importance of setting the scene and using active and accurate descriptors to make the world of your characters come alive. Join us as we show you how to make your fantasy world a reality! - Is alliteration a good thing? - How much background is too much background? - Can cutting back on description be a bad thing? Collaborator's Information:  K.G. McAbee has had more than a dozen books and nearly seventy short stories published. Her work has won a variety of awards, including the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence from Reviewers International, first place in the Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest, and the Independent E-Book Award for Best Reference Book. She is an Eppie Award finalist in fantasy and winner in children’s books, a Dream Realm Award finalist in adult fantasy, a Sapphire Award finalist is short fantasy, and a Derringer Award finalist in mystery. The Dark Legacy, published by Calderwood Books, won the 2008 Dream Realm Award for Best YA Fantasy. She writes fantasy, both YA and adult, mystery, science fiction, pulp and horror. Cynthia D. Witherspoon’s publication experience includes Something’s Got to Give-(2004-2005 The Concept) as well as Chorus of the Dead in Whortleberry Press’ short story collection entitled It Was a Dark and Stormy Halloween.  Her short story Rest My Brothers was most recently published in  Christmas in Space  (Whortleberry Press). Her awards include an Honorable Mention in The Writer’s Workshop of Asheville’s Words of Love Contest (2009) as well as second place in the Eleventh Annual Hub City Writer’s Project Fiction Contest (2009). K.G. McAbee and Cynthia D. Witherspoon is our Seminar Host

  1. Xwriter I'm Backkkkk!!

    Started by cdwithe, April 18th, 2010 05:45 AM
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  2. Week Three Exercise

    Started by Flatlander, April 26th, 2010 07:59 PM
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  3. Flash Fiction Challenge

    Started by querida, April 14th, 2010 11:49 PM
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  4. Description of a Farm-Type Building :)

    Started by Kimberlyadkins, April 6th, 2010 06:41 PM
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  5. Week 2 Assignment

    Started by cdwithe, April 10th, 2010 03:05 AM
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