December  7th Program

Show v. Tell: The Battle of Characterization



Dianna Shuford

Dianna Shuford writes inspirational contemporary and romantic-suspense fiction. She is a 2017 Golden Heart® Finalist, as well as a past Maggie Award Finalist and a Laurie Award winner. Blessed with an over-active imagination and the obsessive love of reading, Dianna began writing poems and stories in the sixth grade and has never stopped. She enjoys working with other writers in an effort to give back to the organizations that have supported her writing journey. In addition to writing, she is also a mother, grandmother, part business owner, and full-time teacher/learning specialist in the public school system.


This workshop will explore the differences between the two types of characterization, when to use each, how to use each effectively, and how to blend the two types to work together. Each type will be defined and discussed using examples and hands-on analysis of the attendees’ personal works.

Program Information

Each program costs $7 to $10 (cash or check at the sign-in desk).

  • $7.00 for the morning session and speaker

  • $10.00 for the morning session and speaker and afternoon writing space.

  • So you can pay $7.00 if you want to come hear the speaker, stay for good news, network, and then leave.

  • Or you can pay $10.00 if you want to do all that and spend the afternoon writing or editing with your fellow writers.

  • That price also includes beverage service as there will be a beverage station all day.

  • That no longer includes breakfast.

  • Members and guests must be 18 years old to attend.

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Coffee and Networking
10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker
11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

New Meeting Location:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/ Norcross/ Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Pkwy
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 416-7655