On August 26th, Art Taylor will speak to us about PRO PROSE: TIPS FOR TIGHTENING YOURS.With an eye toward economy, efficiency, and focus, we’ll explore various ways to keep your prose tight and taut. How can you use and balance the five elements of scene-building? How do you keep the emphasis on the right place in your sentences? How might you be misusing dialogue tags? What does the word “filtering” mean—and why should you avoid it?
This meeting will be hybrid. Physical address and Zoom link are sent to members through the newsletter, and reminder.
Art Taylor is the Edgar Award-winning author of two short story collections: The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions and The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense. In addition to the Edgar, his fiction has won the Anthony, Agatha Awards, Macavity, and Derringer Awards. He is an associate professor of English at George Mason University.