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Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Alliance Present Bryan Wiggins at the Bangor Public Library

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Are you an inspiring writer but need help finding your story? The search for story can be a long and lonely journey. Join the Library and the Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Alliance Saturday, March 15th from 2 – 4 p.m. when ad-man, artist, and writer Bryan Wiggins will show attendees how his right/left brain creative and analytical skills led him to the teacher and technology that allowed him to tame his novel in progress.

“Technology is taking writing to a whole new level. This presentation is a great opportunity for Maine writers to come together and refresh their love of writing.” says Barbara McDade, Director.

Wiggins’ “Mastering Your Muse: Strategies and Software for Shaping Inspiration” presentation will take attendees through his use of the writing programs “Scrivener,” and “Aeon Timeline” to apply story structure principles learned from writing guru Larry Brooks, the author of Story Engineering and Story Physics. An examination of the chaptered divisions of Wiggins’s manuscript will reveal his use of tools like split-screen views, graphical chronologies and hierarchical “binder” views of evolving content that allows him to toggle between the macro and micro perspectives essential for shaping large-scale work. If you’ve ever struggled to find your place within the world of your novel or just need a simple strategy for adding form and focus to your work, this presentation is for you.

Bryan Wiggins is an advertising agency creative director and freelance writer and illustrator. His illustrated personal essays have appeared in Canoe & Kayak and Sea Kayaker. He also hosts “The Pine Cone Writers’ Den” a group of Southern Maine writers who meet monthly to workshop their essays, short stories and novels. His website is: wigginscreative.com

Founded in 1975, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that works to enrich the literary life and culture of Maine. It is the only statewide organization solely devoted to supporting and promoting Maine’s writers, publishers, booksellers, and literary professionals. The MWPA has a membership of more than 1,600.

All Library programs are open to the public. For more information visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org, or call (207) 947-8336.