Story Endings with Kristen Overman

April 1, 2023, 1:15 p.m.
Williamsburg Library room B.

There is room for only 20 people so you must sign up to attend.

Write endings that satisfy!

If the opening of the story has a hook, the ending has a release—the feeling the reader has as they put the book down and look around, seeing the world a bit differently, like coming out of a dream. How do we create that sensation, making the reader want to hold the story world in their minds a little longer? In this workshop, we’ll look at different types of endings, what has worked in classic and contemporary fiction (no spoilers!), and then outline a process for tailoring endings that surpass reader expectations.

Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science. Post-grad, she took advanced memoir and writing the novel classes at Harvard, completed a copyediting certification program, and became a member of SCBWI. She edited and copyedited various projects, including nonfiction, before joining Mary Kole in 2018 teaching the Story Mastermind novel class.
When not daydreaming about driving a Jeep near the ocean, radio on and windows down, she can be found writing, reading, or searching for the ultimate hot fudge sundae. You can read nire at
Sally stiles presentation

The Astute Reader - an interactive presentation. 

How to create an effective critique group. How to nurture creativity. How to eliminate common writing errors. How to turn criticism into acclaim. And much more!

Sunday, May 7, 2023.
The Stryker Center
412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg.

Presented by author and mentor Sally Stiles for the Chesapeake Bay Writers and the Williamsburg Library
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Writing Your Story

June 7th at 11:00 am.
Midtown Row Club House
1260 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Patti Gaustad Procopi will be giving a talk on “Writing Your Story”. Patti is a firm believer that everyone’s life has a story in it and she’s going to give you some ideas of how to tell that story either through a Q&A book that will give your children a better picture of your life, writing a memoir, or writing a fictionalized version of your life story.

The talk will begin at 11:00 and is open to CBW members as well as any members of the public who are interested in attending. We will meet at the Midtown Row Clubhouse on Monticello Avenue in their theater.

CBW members can order lunch which will be served after the talk in the sitting area outside the theater. This will also be a chance for Questions and answers and more discussion.
Sandwiches are $12.00 each. They must be ordered in advance.

Choice are:
1. Turkey and Colby cheese on a ciabatta roll
2. Chicken salad sandwich
3. Ham and cheddar on a ciabatta roll
All of the above choices include potato salad, a brownie and a bottle of water
There is also a gluten-free, vegan choice
4.Salad with balsamic vinaigrette, melon and an allergy free chocolate chip cookie and a bottle of water.
Cost of the lunches is $12.00.
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The 2023 Membership Renewal form is below. Renewing now lets the Board set the budget for programs in January. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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Check out some authors that have gone before you.  For more details contact Patti Procopi

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