Monthly Meeting – January 3, 2019

Tackling the Embarrassing, the Forbidden, the Emotionally Difficult

When writing without emotion we only record events rather than replicate real people and aspects of the human condition. Our characters must face external problems, but we must also give them a wide range of internal conflicts and feelings, while resisting the impulse to make them sentimental or melodramatic. Our own life-changing moments can be the inspiration for stories that readers crave.

This presentation will help you identify and evaluate those moments to transfer emotions you have experienced to your characters. We will practice using craft elements to transform the embarrassing, the forbidden, and the emotionally difficult into scenes that depict genuine life.

Nan Cuba is a renowned and much-honored author of full-length fiction, a contributor to a long list of eminent literary journals, and an investigative journalist. She received a Dobie Paisano Fellowship and an artist residency at Fundaci├│n Valparaiso in Spain. She is the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, and teaches at Our Lady of the Lake University, where she is writer-in-residence.
Her website is

Come early for coffee and to meet and chat with other writers before the program.

January 3, 2019 7 PM
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Place, San Antonio, TX, 78209