The Society of Southwestern Authors- Hosts Author Betty Webb at March 17, 2013 Forum FIRST DRAFTS ARE SUPPOSED TO STINK


A Presentation by Author Betty Webb at The Society of Southwestern Authors’s March 17, 2013 Writer’s Forum

Shocking though it may sound, writing a terrible first chapter and a terrible first draft of a book is one of the smartest things an author can do.  Why?  Because writing slop the first time around means you’re writing from the heart, not your head … and it’s heart that will keep you going.  The author of 10 published books in 10 years, Betty Webb takes us through her writing process and explains why it works.

Betty Webb is the author of the nationally best-selling, Lena Jones mystery series (DESERT WIVES, DESERT NOIR, DESERT WIND, etc.).  Before beginning to write full time, Betty worked as a journalist, interviewing everyone from U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, Nobel Prize-winners, and polygamy runaways.  She has taught creative writing classes and workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College, and has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years.  Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters of crime.

Forums are now at the Tucson City Center Innsuites Resort.  (Granada & Saint Mary’s Tucson, Arizona)  11 am-2 pm, every third Sunday

Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday before the Forum

546-9382 of

$25 with registration  $30 at the door … includes lunch and speaker

No Credit Cards

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 1.  February/March 2013


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