The Magic of Subtext, a Presentation By Author Marjorie Reynolds

(PRWEB) May 24, 2005

Award-winning author and writing teacher Marjorie Reynolds speaks about writing subtext at a meeting of Willamette Writers, June 7th, in Portland, Oregon, at the Old Church, SW 11th and Clay, 7 pm. Reynolds states that in a well-written novel, nothing is what it seems on the surface. The successful fiction writer uses subtext to convey depth and emotion beneath the words. She will explain how to use action, behavior and dialogue to create subtext in fiction.

Having begun her fiction writing career at age 47, William Morrow & Co. published in hardcover her two novels: The Starlite Drive-in in 1997 and The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran in 1999. Berkley followed releasing them in paperback.

The American Library Association chose The Starlite Drive-in as one of its Ten Best Books of 1998 for Young People. Barnes & Noble bestowed its Discover Great New Writers Award plus the book was optioned for film. Further, it received a Literary Guild alternative selection and was designated a Reader’s Digest Select Editions book. Rights have been sold to seven countries. Both novels have received praise in The New York Times, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist as well as in numerous other newspapers and publications.

Prior to her writing career, Reynolds was Cineplex Odeon’s regional advertising director for the Pacific Northwest. She worked 15 years in the movie advertising business, dealing directly with Hollywood studios. Early on, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Indiana, Iowa, California and Washington.

Reynolds currently teaches Advanced Popular Fiction at the University of Washington Extention in Seattle.

Willamette Writers is the largest writing organization in the Pacific Northwest, with over 1,200 members. The group sponsors meetings in Portland, Eugene, and Medford, and holds an annual writing conference August 5-7 in Portland at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel. Information about the conference and various meetings and activities is available at the group’s web site.

On June 4, Eric Witchey speaks in Medford, Oregon about Emotion Driven Fiction at the Anna Maria Creekside Retirement Resort, 822 Golf View Drive to the Southern Oregon Willamette Writers Chapter. Eric is an award-winning writer, teacher, and communiations consultant.