Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, dedicated to encouraging, instructing and developing writers of all genres. We're all about writers and writing, transforming wishes into reality, ideas into words.
We offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings, along with an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches. Whether you have published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer from the menus above.
The Main Meetings of the Guild are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm. at the Garrett's Run Condo Association Clubhouse, 7900 Greenboro Drive in West Melbourne (directions). Meetings begin with a brief business meeting with announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members and treasurer's report, followed by a presentation of some aspect of writing by our monthly speaker. Following the speaker, there is a time for socializing and book signings.
|10/17/2015: ||October General Meeting: Michael J. Carlson: “You Broke What? Describing Injuries from the Character's Point of View"|
October General Meeting
Michael J. Carlson presents “You Broke What? Describing Injuries from the Character's Point of View"
How does a broken rib feel? Can a character walk on a broken ankle? What are the symptoms of asphyxiation and how long will your character remain conscious? What really happens to a character in the vacuum of space?
The answers may surprise you. The trend in fiction to tell stories on a more intimate level, more fully draws the readers into the experience. But many writers (thankfully) have no direct knowledge of the very wounds, injuries, and trauma they must describe from their character’s perspective
Now, you can finally separate facts from fiction and skip the Hollywood hype surrounding acute injuries if you choose to. This talk explores the reality of injuries writers inflict on their characters from the character’s point of view. No more searching obscure medical texts for symptoms or waiting in the shadows outside emergency departments to interview trauma victims, now you can have inside access to understanding most of the common injuries used in fiction.
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