Monday, June 17, 2013

July 2013: Adding a Touch of Mystery to your Story

Join DFW Ready Writers on Saturday, July 13 as we welcome author and speaker Vannetta Chapman, who will talk about adding a touch of mystery to your story:

"With my book in one hand and my tissues in the other, I realized I was holding my breath until the very end."

"I LOVE this book!! But I am nearing the end and don't want this story to stop!! FANTASTIC!!"

"I had to stay up until midnight to finish because I had to know how it turned out!!!!"

You can have reviews just like this. How? By adding a bit of mystery to your writing. Regardless the genre you write in, you can learn how to plant clues and reveal effectively. Bring your current WIP, and we'll discuss how to complicate your plot, endear your characters to your reader, and slowly reveal back story. We'll also look at ways to keep track of those little clues you're sprinkling throughout your manuscript.

Vannetta Chapman is the author of several novels, including A Promise for Miriam and A Home for Lydia. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. For more information, visit her at

DFW Ready Writers meets at the Bedford Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, in Bedford, beginning at 10:30am. Lunch and fellowship after the meeting.

Upcoming Speakers:
August 17th - Elizabeth Ludwig - "Broken and Blessed: Encouragement for your Writing Journey"

September 21st - Becky Yauger, ACFW Web Manager - "Getting the Most from Your ACFW Membership."

Please note that the August and September meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month instead of the usual second Saturday.

Visitors welcome. We look forward to seeing you.