Wednesday, February 4, 2009

TV Writer to Present Program on "Character and Dialogue"

Mystery and thriller writer Austin Camacho has sent along the following announcement for all VA/DC/MD writers:

You don't want to miss the next meeting of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

On February 22 at noon, novelist, screenwriter and playwright Thomas B. Sawyer will give a two-hour presentation on Character and Dialogue—Creating and Putting Unique Words in the Mouths.

Who is this Tom Sawyer? Well, he was Head Writer of the CBS series, "Murder, She Wrote." He has written 9 network TV pilots and 100 episodes, and has been Head Writer, Showrunner or Story Editor on 15 network TV series.

His first novel was the best-selling mystery/thriller, The Sixteenth Man, and his books Fiction Writing Demystified and Storybase are Writer’s Digest Book Club Selections. He has taught writing and UCLA, at other colleges and universities, at numerous major writers conferences, and online at Writers University.

Chapter members who have paid their 2009 dues will benefit from this presentation/workshop for free. Others will pay $5 on arrival. Smart writers will join the chapter before the 22nd. Details are on our website,


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