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Guest Speaker – Jeff Gerke! Topic: Hack Your Reader’s Brain
October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 – 7:30: Guest Speaker – Jeff Gerke!
Grab a cup of joe, maybe a plate from Agia Sophia’s enjoyable menu, sit back, and relax. Catch up with old friends. Make some new ones. Then…
Tonight, Jeff Gerke will be gracing our table with a presentation on his newest book, where he tackles the ticklish topic of how to Hack Your Reader’s Brain. We will soon begin studying this book after we finish his The First 50 Pages, so now would be a good time to buy the book online and have it handy for taking notes while listening to Jeff!
Review: “Hack Your Reader’s Brain is the first book I would suggest novelists read before or during writing. Jeff has broken the power of fiction down to the very basics of how good fiction actually affects the human brain, how it makes us feel if we do it right. Other writing books contain some of these points, but Jeff explains not just the how but the why. I don’t know if every author who follows his advice will write a best-seller, but he/she will write books people will read, talk about, and remember! Bravo, Jeff!” —Lyn Cote, USA Today Best-Selling Author of over 40 novels
7:30 – 9:00: Tre Critique
Tre Critique is three-member team approach to more dynamic and informative critiques of our work. By both giving and receiving two critiques each week, the quality of your writing will improve at a rapid pace and reach high quality in the shortest possible time. Variations resulting from uneven groups include two and four members in a critique group.
Please bring two printed copies of your latest work in the following format:
- Length: Up to 6 pages or 1,500 words, whichever comes first.
- Font: 12-pt Times New Roman. Courier, bookman, garamond, calibri, etc. are also acceptable.
- Spacing: double-spaced
- Margins: 1″ all around
- Indenting: indented paragraphs (no additional lines before, after, or between paragraphs)
- Numbering: Yes (doesn’t matter where)
- Scene breaks: Please show with three number symbols, asterisks, or tildes centered on a line between paragraphs
- Other: Please include a short synopsis (no more than half a page) of the story up to the beginning of your selection to help orient your critiquers.
Please refrain from discussions during reading and critique periods. If you’re not participating in the critique, feel free to hang out and write, but keep things “library” quiet until after all critiques are complete. Thank you. 🙂
See you there!