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
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Articles of General Interest
Speaker, Andria Carter
Andria Carter can assist you in mastering the art of article writing just in time for you to enter the Abilene Writers Guild annual contest in the Articles of General Interest category. She has worked at several weekly or daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, New York and Texas. Positions including reporter, copy editor, paginator, city editor, business editor, online editor and managing content editor.
With her identical twin Maria, Andria grew up in Ohio and Andria got her degree in Communications/Journalism.
Andria says, “My parents always told me that I could do anything I wanted after I obtained a college education.” She lives by the principles they instilled in her: believe in yourself, stand-up for your principles and never let people decided who you are or what you are worth. They said life is never easy but how you react to what is thrown at you defines who you are and what kind of character you have.
Hobbies include cooking (from her library of more than 100 cookbooks), music, history, politics, and travel. “I like traveling, especially if I can plan trip to hear good jazz music, experience the culture of an area and enjoy good food. I have visited Mexico, Jordan, London, Italy, France and Ireland.”
We had scheduled Mitchell Peck to appear by Skype for the October meeting, but he had to cancel when he was asked by the US Embassy in Cyprus to speak in the conflicted island’s “neutral zone” (separating Greek Cypriots and Turks) to aspiring filmmakers from both sides. This will be on October 20th, and he’ll also be hosting a screenwriting workshop in Cyprus for that week, and will be traveling throughout Europe for another week after that.
Check his website HollywoodEmbassy.com to learn what he offers to screenwriters. He will give a 10% discount on his Consulting Services to any or all Abilene Writers. If you’re interested and qualify (or are a distance member of Abilene Writers Guild) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a code to use this offer.
We greatly appreciate Andria Carter agreeing to speak on short notice.