I know I promised to let you know what I had won here at the Conclave, and I still will. But when talking with a writer that I met earlier this year at the TN Mountain Writers Jumpstart In Sweetwater Tn (she is also speaking here in Alabama), she encouraged me to blog about something I told her I would do if I taught a writers class. She thinks I should get my name on it, and document my idea. Here it goes....
The other day, I had Violet, my sister, to go to the library and research something that happened back in the forties of which I will use a portion of in my fourth book in the series. She got a copy of the story. (Thank you Violet.)
There in the edges of the story were advertisements of prices of things in grocery stores, ad of someone running for a public office, and tidbits of community lore in the county. If I taught a class for writers at a conference or in a college/high school, and needed student inspiration for teaching my class, I would go to the local library and make copies of old, old papers, hand them out to the students, and they are to incorporate as much as possible from their page into their story, teaching them the value of research and capturing the "times" of their story.
Thank you for bearing with me as I "documented" my idea of a training seminar for writers. You are so patient with me.
I will be blogging later tonight to tell you what place the "first chapter of a novel" (one of the sequels to Revenge) won. Until then.....
Ann Phillips, Tennessee native with roots in North Carolina, mother of 5, grandmother of 15 and loving life..