MWA Meeting

Maryland Writer’s Association

Montgomery County Chapter

Meeting April 9, 2014


Buffing and Polishing: The Art of Rewriting

You've finally finished your manuscript and now you're ready to tell Oprah all about it. Not so fast! The best writing is rewriting. At this month’s meeting of the MWA’s Montgomery County chapter, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7 to 9 p.m., join former CNN editor and mystery novelist John DeDakis for an interactive workshop on the art of revisions.


You’ll learn practical ways to put your writing on a flab-burning diet so that your copy is tight, trim, and hot—and all without ever stepping onto a treadmill. A portion of the session will be a writing lab, so be sure to bring pen and paper.


The meeting will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, downstairs in the main building. Just follow the signs. You can find directions to the church at http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2.


Guests are asked to park in any open space in the lot surrounding Ascension House, the lot surrounding the main church building, or in the neighboring high school lot.


About the Speaker

Journalist and novelist John DeDakis (pronounced Deh-DAY-kiss) is a former editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." DeDakis is the author of two mystery-suspense novels, Fast Track and Bluff. Troubled Water, the third novel in his Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series, was published in February 2014. DeDakis is a manuscript editor and writing workshop leader. During his nearly 45-year, award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), DeDakis has been a White House Correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches journalism at the University of Maryland–College Park. John’s website: www.johndedakis.com


To learn more about this event, visit the Montgomery County chapter’s website: www.mwamontgomery.com.


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