Energizing Writers Since 1995
Members include writers of fiction and non-fiction -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War, Appalachian women,
memoir, erotica, Roman historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, as well
as Southern fiction.
The High Country Writers organization meets the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen St., Boone, NC. Visitors are welcomed!
We are pleased to announce the introduction
of a Writers Workshop which will be held on the first Thursday of every month. This is an optional meetings to be held in
addition to our regularly scheduled meetings. The first workshop will be presented by Judy Geary on Thursday March 6th.
The topic will be Editing and Critiquing.
How long these workshops continue will be dependent on member participation,
so let's see everyone there on Thursday.
Members be sure to fill out your Writers Profile. You can download it here and either email or mail the completed form to
click here to download Writers Profile
Click here for our current calendar.
The member supplying our critique materials for our meeting on January 22nd is Cherye Pace.
To download the material Click Here
Award Winning Screenwriter Glenn
A. Bruce to Speak on the ART of DIALOGUE on
Screenwriter and novelist Glenn A. Bruce will present the Art of Dialogue to High Country
Writers on January 8th. He is known for his natural-sounding, story-effective dialogue writing skills, and has several easy-to-use
tips to offer to improve your own dialogue writing.
Glenn is an award-winning video writer/director
who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Kickboxer (four sequels and another announced), as well as Victor-One,
which he also co- Produced. His final production script for Cyborg Cop resulted in an unexpected sequel for the producers,
and he also wrote episodes for Walker: Texas Ranger, Baywatch and Assaulted Nuts. He is a member of the Writers
Guild of America and International Thriller Writers.
He has authored five novels and two
collections of short stories. The latest novel, The Man, a Mob thriller, has been picked up for re-publication by Litchfield
Literary Books. His short stories have appeared in “Red Fez,” “Alfie Dog,” “LLR,” and
Carolina Mountain Life, with an excellent interview piece of Maryrose Carroll in the blog, “Beat Poets Forever.”
Glenn has an MFA in Writing from Linden- wood University and teaches Screenwriting and Acting
for the Camera at Appalachian State Uni- versity.
High Country Writers are looking forward
to improving their dialogue skills with Glenn A. Bruce’s help. In his presentation, Glenn will have attendees do several
short dialogue exercises. So bring pen and paper, laptop or tablet, to expand your dialogue-writing skills!
See you all at the Watauga
County Public Library on January 8th.
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