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Linda Farmer “Lin” Harris

Turning Tidbits of History into Unforgettable Stories

Linda Farmer “Lin” Harris 
Turning Tidbits of History into Unforgettable Stories

Wolf Creek Writers Network

Third Saturday of each month

P bar R Ranch West — Chimney Rock, Colorado


Ongoing — Techniques and the Craft of Writing Fiction and Non-fiction


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Story Weavers Writers Group

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Amy’s Bookcase — Farmington, New Mexico


Deep Point of View

    Introduced and discussed the writing technique Deep Point of View.


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Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network

Saturday, February 6, 2016

P—R Ranch West, Chimney Rock, Colorado


Brainstorming a Novel

    Group brainstorming as a way to develop a novel. Looked at a member’s novel in progress, and talked about the importance of learning to critique the works of others.


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Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network

Monday Weekly Meetings

February 19, 2015 — Present

Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Pagosa Springs Colorado


Multiple Presentations

    Self-editing, article development, submissions to traditional publishers, novel structure, plot vs character driven novels, critiquing protocols, basic English grammar, etc.


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

36th Write for His Glory Conference


The Non-fiction in Historical Fiction

    Introduced and discussed the use of historical elements in fiction, how to find and use facts.


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Saturday, July 19, 2014 (Monthly Meeting)

Chimney Rock, Colorado

One-Sheets, Sell Sheets, Pitch Sheets

    Introduced and discussed the use of the one-page information sheet that’s formatted in a visual way to get across the basics included in a proposal when meeting with editors/agents.


Elements in a Proposal Packet

    Introduced and discussed the proposal packet and how to develop it — with handouts.


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Saturday, May 17, 2014 (Monthly Meeting)

Marvel, Colorado

Self-Editing

    Introduced and discussed the use of • Self-Editing Checklist; • Top Ten Mistakes in Fiction Manuscripts; • Find Your Story Worksheet; • Pull Your Story Together; • Good Way to Plot; • The Ultimate Story Checklist.


Building Characters

  1. A Brief Overview of Characterization; Character Conflicts; • Myers-Briggs for the 16 Personality Types; Character Creation; • Character Motivation


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Saturday, February 15, 2014 (Monthly Meeting)

Durango, Colorado

Structuring Your Novels

    Introduced and discussed the “Five Key Moments in Plot” and the “Eight Sequences and the 5 Key Moments within the 3 Acts.” Plus “Tips for Making Facebook and Twitter Work for You as a Writer”; “Finishing Your Manuscript”; and “Exploring the World of SteamPunk.”


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Spunk and Spirit Christian Writers Group

Denver Chapter-ACFW

Writing Historical Novels

Monday, January 20, 2014

via Skype connection


Writing Historical Novels

    It’s a long process, requires a lot of organization of and authenticating facts about the selected timeframe. Knowing how much research to put in the actual novel comes with practice. Always observe the First Golden Rule of Research: Do they own research. Where can you find the resources you need? What are some of the techniques for keeping it all together? These and more questions will be answered.


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Marvel Mini-Conference

Deep Point of View

Keys to Writing a Great Novel

May 25, 2013


What’s the Dif? POV vs. DPOV  and  Wading In—Recognizing DPOV

    Deep POV has become the fashion in the romance and women's fiction genres, and it's making inroads into mysteries and speculative fiction. Like all trends, it's impossible to predict how long it will remain popular. But while it's trending, deep POV is a valuable tool to keep a publisher and readers coming back for more.



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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

Marvel Mini-Conference

Murder, Mystery, & Mischief

May 19, 2012


Kill off Your Honeys — Other Mystery Genres for Adults 

    When you write a mystery, you're inviting the reader to play a game with you. Once you decide which game to play, the classic, the cozy, etc., the rules are set and the game is afoot. In this session, we discussed how to stay one step ahead with clues, red herrings, and the illusions that lead to the solution.


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Southwest Christian Writers Association (SCWA)

32nd Write for His Glory Conference

September 9-10, 2011


Self-Editing-Turning Glitches into Story

     We want to write stories and articles with meaning, depth, dimension, and value. Why then do we have so much trouble self-editing to improve the manuscript? How does a Story Arc help you? What questions should you ask in every paragraph and scene? These and more questions will be answered.


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Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network

http://www.wolfcreekwriters.com

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Story Weavers Writing Group—Farmington

https://www.facebook.com/events/381354141978137/

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Southwest Christian Writers Association

http://www.southwestchristianwriters.org

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