Writer, director, producer and film teacher Anthony J. Lenzo spoke at the August 2 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers.
Lenzo presented “Stop Making Excuses! The Six (and Only Six) Things You Need to Write a Great Story.” Too many writing gurus and books can complicate the writing process so much that a writer can get lost. Lenzo promised to deliver the last seminar you’ll need if you want to be published or have your screenplay produced.
Lenzo has been making films
Elizabeth Sims, the author of eight successful novels and a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest, spoke at the July 5 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers. Sims presented “Looking for Trouble: Doing Research for Fiction is Not for Sissies.” She discussed how to do research effectively and efficiently, including professional tips, slightly dirty tricks, and ways to overcome the dreaded ailments of Call Reluctance and Crippling Tact. Fiction must be compelling and convinc