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October Louisville SCBWI Chit Chatters Social (Schmooze)

Anyone from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana is welcome.

Monday, October 5, 6 to 8 pm. No RSVP required.
The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for optional critiques. Writers can read for three minutes. Illustrators are always welcome.

Barnes & Noble’s Café, 801 South Hurstbourne Parkway, one mile north of I-64, on the right. This is NOT the Summit Shopping Center B&N.
You do not need to be an SCBWI member to attend. For more information, contact Charles Suddeth csuddeth@iglou.com

B&N

 

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Heroes and Heroines

Osiris: Male messiah

The protagonist is the sacrificial person. E.g. Luke Skywalker or Robin Hood

The antagonist is the punisher. E.g.?

Isis: Female messiah

The protagonist has a connection to the divine even if she doesn’t want it. E.g. Catniss(Hunger Games) or Joan of Arc.

The antagonist is the destroyer. E.g. Miranda (The Devil Wears Prada).

Artemis: Female avenger

The protagonist likes traveling, is intuitive and instinctual. E.g. Medusa.

The antagonist is?

Athena: Farmer’s daughter

The protagonist is tomboy, smart, unemotional. E.g. Hermione, Nancy Drew, Annabel from Percy Jackson.

The antagonist is?

Ares: Male protector

The protagonist is physical, the alpha male, doesn’t think, lives on edge. E.g. Zorro or Han Solo.

The antagonist is a gladiator. E.g.?

Hades: The male recluse

The protagonist is lonely, introverted. E.g., Edward Cullen in Twilight (or other vampire novel).

The antagonist is a warlock who is antisocial and bitter. E.g. Darth Vader and Voldemore.

Sidekicks

The Magi: Source of wisdom. E.g. Yoda or Dumbledore.

The Mentor: Like an advanced helper. E.g. Obi Wan or Morpheus.

The Best Friend: Can be helpful but not always helpful. E.g. C3PO, Hagrid, Ron (Harry Potter?).

The Loner: Tends to be the confidant. E.g. R2D2 or Toto (Wizard of Oz).

Rivals

Not an antagonist, because they have the same goals as the protagonist.

Trailblazer: Go ahead of protagonist. E.g. Puck.

Jester: Tries to help but gets in way. E.g. Scarecrow for Wizard of Oz.

Investigator: Gets in the way with the investigation.

Pessimist: “You’ll never get it done.”

Psychic: Thinks he/she knows it all.

YA thriller, publication TBA

YA thriller, publication TBA

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Who lives in a pirate ship over the sea?

The old seadog

Who is peg legged and drunk as can be?

The old seadog

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Seven Seas

 

Avast Mateys,

 

Arrgh. Tis been a whole year and we are still roaming the Seven Seas, punishing ye scalawags who ignore Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ah, the sharks and fish have feasted on ye who walked the gangplanks.

We are nearing shore, and we’ll show the landlubbers what a broadside from our cannon feels like. That’ll teach them they can’t ignore right and proper pirates like me. Lads, double-quick, don’t let one landlubber get away! Oh, I shouldn’t have taken last tankard of rum, me head is swimming.

A frigate flying the Stars and Stripes is giving chase. Me lads, hoist the Jolly Roger and fire every cannon. We’ll give the US Navy what for. Polly, don’t desert me! When I catch you, I‘ll fricassee you feathers and all. When we’re done with this frigate, we’ll deal with ye what pays no attention to the likes of Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Now if I can just find me crutches, me sword, me eye patch, and me spyglasses, I’ll be the terror of the Seven Seas. Get ready to board the enemy vessel and show no mercy!

Now be done with it!

The Old Seadog

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

American Queen

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Kentucky Book Fair

I have been invited to the KBF on Friday, November 13 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm), & Saturday, November 14 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm), at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. Eighth Mask: Murder on the Cherokee Reservation will be my featured book, but I will also be selling my YA thriller, Experiment 38, and my middle-reader’s adventure, Halloween Kentucky Style.

http://kybookfair.blogspot.com/

FrankfortConCen

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The September Louisville SCBWI Chit Chatters Social (Schmooze) will be a week late because of Labor Day.

Anyone from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana is welcome.

Monday, September 14, 6 to 8 pm. No RSVP required.
The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for optional critiques. Writers can read for three minutes. Illustrators are always welcome.

Barnes & Noble’s Café, 801 South Hurstbourne Parkway, one mile north of I-64, on the right. This is NOT the Summit Shopping Center B&N.
You do not need to be an SCBWI member to attend. For more information, contact Charles Suddeth csuddeth@iglou.com 502-339-9349, c 502-649-9944.

B&N

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