Many disciplines of screenwriting can be applied to prose in all genres, from epic novels to short stories. Presenter Lance Thompson will discuss a few techniques and explain they can improve your writing.
Every Word Earns Its Place
Show, Don’t Tell
Enter Late, Exit Early
Theme Comes Last
Pitch Makes Perfect
Lance Thompson has written for television (Mr. Belvedere), has been a script doctor for motion pictures (The Two Jakes, The Honeymooners), and is an award-winning veteran of hundreds of motion picture ad campaigns (Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Disney). His writing and photography have appeared in magazines (Air & Space Smithsonian, Cowboys & Indians, Hemispheres, Delta Sky) and newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News). He was founding president of Idaho Media Professionals and lectures on Hollywood history at the Osher Institute.
The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (excluding November and December). The Literary Lunches are open to the public. The fee (which includes lunch) is $20 for members of the Idaho Writers Guild and $25 for non-members. For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, go to www.idahowritersguild.com, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email email@example.com.