MWA Calendar

BECAUSE OF MARYLAND'S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER
MWA has Cancelled all in-person meetings until further notice

We are working to develop online options. Stay tuned and stay safe.

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Click here for more information about member benefits.

The Importance of Names-Presentation by Andrew McDowell

February 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Names evoke feelings and images, and help make stories come alive. Andrew McDowell discusses the importance of selecting (and creating) names for fictional characters, settings, and other elements of your stories. He’ll walk through key factors to consider, including genre, setting, and character profiling such as ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as ways to make sure names are easy to pronounce and distinguishable from one another to avoid character confusion.

Andrew McDowell is the author of the novel Mystical Greenwood, which was a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards for Epic/High Fantasy. In addition to fiction, he writes poetry and creative nonfiction. He won second place in the 2014 MWA literary contest for his essay on his experiences with Asperger syndrome, and is an associate nonfiction editor for the literary magazine JMWW. Visit his website and blog at andrewmcdowellauthor.com to learn more about him and his writing.

 

We meet on the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m.

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030