Society of Southwestern Authors’ April 15, 2012 Forum
Playwright Dorothy Daniels Anderson
NO TAME HOUSE-CAT WOMAN
Recently at a writing workshop, the question was raised: I want to take a play of mine and turn it into a novel, what do I need to know to do this? Words, character, creation, layering, creating the arc of a plot, these are the basic tools of any writer. But what are the necessary changes needed to transform a written piece from one medium to another?
Dorothy Daniels Anderson has been a professional historical storyteller for twenty-four years and is currently in the entertainer’s catalogue for Arizona’s Centennial and has been on Arizona’s artist roster. She has written and developed all her performance pieces. Dorothy is also an award-winning, produced playwright and last year won first place and $500 in the Artist’s Path Playwriting Contest for her play, A RIDE ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN. Her book, ARIZONA LEGENDS AND LORE, TALES OF SOUTHWESTERN PIONEERS, is in its 10th printing with American traveler Press and is also on Kindle, IPad and Nook.
Come lisen to Dorothy on April 15, 2012, as she shares insights and pitfalls with examples of to handle the requirements of each medium. Then in keeping with Arizon’s Centennial celebration, let Dorothy entertain you with NO TAME HOUSE-CAT WOMAN, a multi-faceted story about Arizona’s first nationally recognized woman writer.
Remember, our forums will now be at the INN Suites at I-10 and St. Mary’s. Tucson, Arizona. We will start at 11 am and it will be $25 with registrtion ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations to 520-546-9382 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the Wednesday prior (in this case, April 11)
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41. No. 2 April- May 2012