I had two interesting and enjoyable presentations this week. On Wednesday, I spoke to a writing group, Writer’s Block, about the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet. I read some sections from my political thriller novel, The Analyst, and explained how I was using the beat sheet for my next novel, The Traitor.
On Thursday, I gave a presentation to two eighth-grade classes at Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, TX. The trip was organized by David Brayshaw and his history teacher, Tom Wacker. I presented my talk on The Civil War in Your Backyard to about fifty students. Following the talk, we had a 15-minute question and answer session. They asked some very good questions about the war, which allowed me to relate some anecdotes about the “Late Unpleasantness.”