Friday, January 6, 2017


Please join us Saturday, January 14, at 10:30am at Arlington Community Church when we welcome speaker, Harry Hall, as he presents “Through the Time Machine:  Researching for Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction.”

“To effectively write about the past, we must hold our readers’ hands and invite them on the adventure. But how do we bring the era to life if we can’t visit it, or even talk to someone who was there?” Hall asks. “We must strip away our prejudices, assumptions, and feelings of nostalgia. Then we will discover a new depth to our storytelling.”

You don’t write historical fiction? Hall’s presentation is still for you as he proves that writers who research for the specifics of their books are more effective authors. According to Hall, “both fiction and non-fiction authors should research to make their characters come alive. But where do we get the information we need? How do we ‘hold our reader’s hand’ through the journey and into the past? How can we create credible characters?”

Hall spent countless hours over twelve years researching and writing “The Pedestriennes: America’s Forgotten Superstars,” the first book ever written about the professional female endurance walkers whose exploits, both on and off the track, dazzled the country from 1876-1881. “Pedestriennes” has won the Mayborn prize, Independent Publishers – or “IPPY” Award, and Writer’s Digest Award.

Hall, has more than 20 years in journalism, having written for multiple publications. His background as an award-winning radio talk show host and public speaking teacher at SMU and the University of Dallas led him to write, “Help! Everyone is Staring at Me,” a book of tips about overcoming one of our greatest fears, that of public speaking.
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Reservations are not required for this event but they are helpful to the ACFW DFW team for planning purposes. Reserve your spot today!

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As is usual, Dutch-treat lunch afterward for further fellowship and networking with your fellow writers.

See you there!

DFW Ready Writers meetings are held at the 
1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, in Arlington  
(click on name for map)
For those that would like to continue with fellowship and networking after the meeting, a Dutch treat lunch follows at a nearby restaurant.

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