September Writers Forum Meeting: Knowing What to Take Away and What to Add with Kimberly Carlson

author Kimberly Carlson

We had a full house at our September Writers Forum meeting.  Welcome to all of our new members and welcome back to all of our regular and returning members.  It was great to see you again.

Kimberly Carlson wowed us with readings from her new book, Out of the Shadows.  She also walked us through her personal philosophy of revision.  The line that keeps resonating with me is, “I revise not to make perfect; but to make full, passionate, enjoyable, uncomfortable and truthful-all things human.”

Can I get an amen?

I’ll leave you with this last thought from Kimberly, “Art can motivate humans to move, to react to change.”

Kimberly signed and sold copies of her latest book Out of Shadows. Click the photo to purchase your own copy.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our October meeting!

September, 2012 Monthly Meeting: Editing: Knowing What to Take Away and What to Add with Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

At our September meeting author and college English and Creative Writing instructor Kimberly Carlson will explain why for most writers, editing isn’t just about fixing commas, spelling and word choice. It is the arduous task of sometimes deleting pages, and even chapters. It is adding depth, defining characters, narrowing plot and perfecting voice.  Carlson will share her editing journey while working on her novel, Out of the Shadows, and will leave writers with thoughts about how to editing their articles, stories or novels.

After graduating Humboldt State University with a MA in English Composition and Literature, Kimberly Carlson taught Composition and Creative Writing courses at Shasta College. She has been published in The Sun and The Hot Air Quarterly. Her novel, Out of the Shadows, was released in May 2012.

*Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Memorial Hall.  Doors open at 10:00am and the meeting begins promptly at 10:30am.  All Saints Episcopal Church is located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA.  For more details about monthly featured programs and other Writers Forum events, please visit our Calendar Page.