The Abilene Writers Guild is an organization of writers, both professional and beginning, who meet monthly for education, sharing, and encouragement. Membership opportunities include contests, critique groups, and sharing of information.
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
November - 3rd Thursday
December - no meeting
Senior Citizens Ctr
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605
Circles of Desire: Six Steps to the Heart of a Stronger Story
Thursday April 23, 2015
The common wisdom, “two heads are better than one,” applies perfectly to the efforts of Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon of Lubbock, Texas, coauthors of The Paragraph Ranch (Booktrope, 2014) and creators of “The Working Writer” blog, They combine more than a half century of experience in every aspect of books and media from concept to critique and publishing to promotion.
They will speak to us about Circles of Desire. What do your characters really want—and what’s keeping them from getting it? In a fresh twist on the protagonist/antagonist, or conflict, model of analyzing a story’s structure, coauthors Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon help you tighten and focus your plot, create a persuasive synopsis, and craft your one sentence “elevator speech.” This workshop is for anyone with a novel, memoir, or short story far enough along in development to consider submission—or writers who want to plan ahead for success.
Following a career in newspapers that's taken her from Texas to New York to California to the Carolinas and back to Texas, Kay manages MediaGarden, a consulting firm in journalism, marketing, advertising, and digital strategies. Barbara, a writer and editor who has spent most of her career in book publishing and higher education, manages a nonprofit organization in Texas. Both of us devote our energies to helping authors write and publish better books..
Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon