Members Meeting with Carla Damron

  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Let Your Story Bloom through Revision

Join us as Carla discusses how the process of revision is critical to the success of a novel. While creating a story comes from the magic of our imagination, revision requires our rational brain and our critical eye. In revision, we prune away the branches that go nowhere, the weeds that entangle our text, and the dead leaves that hinder growth. Revision is sacrifice and fine-tuning, but it is also the process of freeing the novel: letting it emerge into what it is meant to be.

Carla will offer specific techniques to answer the questions we must ask ourselves as we revise: what moves the story forward? Where does the plot sag? How can we make the narrative the best reading experience it can be? And most important of all: How do we use tension in every scene?  

Carla Damron is a social worker, advocate and author whose novel, The Stone Necklace (about grief and addiction) won the 2017 Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Best Novel and was selected the One Community Read for Columbia SC.  Damron is also the author of the Caleb Knowles mystery novels and has published numerous short stories, essays, and op-eds.

In her new novel, The Orchid Tattoo, Damron uses crime fiction to delve into the complex topic of human trafficking, a horrific crime affecting thousands of victims around the world—and in her native South Carolina. She hopes the novel will both entertain and educate her readers. The Orchid Tattoo recently won the winter Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence. 

To learn more about Carla, please visit her website 

Or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Orchid Tattoo is available at and Amazon.

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