A Virtual meeting will be held online on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
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Well, here we are hunkering down at home to help prevent the community spread of the virus. While this has major impacts to all of our lives, it has one silver lining...time for all of us to write! Here is an assignment to keep you going this month.
Assignment: Development based on the Five Senses
In the previous assignment you were invited to read Chapter 1 of "The Cowkeeper's Wish, and to see how it resonates with your five senses, noting how often the authors used words or phrases to evoke smell, touch, taste, sight or hearing.
In this month’s assignment you are invited to take an existing family story that you wrote as a previous assignment, or a new one, and revise and add detail to enhance the story, using the five sense approach.
If you want Laurel to provide private feedback, you can send a private message to her at email@example.com.
During the meeting on May 12, we will discuss plot and how it can be applied to family stories.
Laurel is an award-winning author, journalist and 4th generation Californian. She is a writing coach and founder of a 501 c 3 organization for writers called Write on Mamas, and has had her writing featured on stage, radio, in print and online.
Laurel is currently completing a Professional Genealogy Certification through the National Genealogical Society.
She has an MA in Journalism and Communication Research and a BA in Public Relations.