Five Tips to Improve Writing
for Both Fiction and Non-Fiction
Journalist and Author
First Friday Network
October 5, 2018
9-11 AM Coco’s, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights
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Pulling from the many workshops and trainings she has led, Michele Drier will share valuable tips on improving both fiction and nonfiction. These include elements of description, no-no words (adjectives, adverbs, “empty” words), pacing, active verbs, showing not telling, and dialogue.
Born in Santa Cruz, Michele is a fifth generation Californian. During her career in journalism—as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers—she won awards for producing investigative series. Her Amy Hobbes Newspaper Mysteries include: Edited for Death, (“Riveting and much recommended” by the Midwest Book Review), Labeled for Death, and Delta for Death. A stand-alone book, Ashes of Memories, came out in May, 2017.
Adding to Michele’s portfolio is a paranormal romance series, SNAP: The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, named the best paranormal vampire series of 2014 by the Paranormal Romance Guild Individual titles include SNAP: The World Unfolds, SNAP: New Talent, Plague: A Love Story, Danube: A Tale of Murder, SNAP: Love for Blood, SNAP: Happily Ever After? SNAP: White Nights, SNAP: All That Jazz, SNAP: I, Vampire . Currently Michele is hard at work on SNAP: Red Bear Rising. She has also recently finished the first book in the mystery series Stained Glass Saga, Stain on the Soul. Both Red Bear Rising and Stain on the Soul are scheduled for publication this year.
A past president of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime, Michele serves as co-chair for Bouchercon 2020, the world’s oldest and largest convention for mystery writers and fans.
The California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch Networking Meeting is held the first Friday of every month at Coco’s Restaurant, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights, at the corner of Madison and Sunrise, starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.
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