F404 Summer 2018 Meet the Authors
Tuesday, 11:50–1:15, July 10
Instructor: Cynthia Darling
The process of becoming a fiction writer, the agonies and successes of it, can culminate in the publishing of your own writing. Learning to publish involves jumping into the learning curve, whether you are retired or just beginning your career. For example, there is the technology needed to self-publish, the marketing process, and the attainment of a thick skin in order to survive the critics. The bottom-line question: Do you love the language you were given enough to have it keep you up at night, to stare at an eerie computer screen for hours, all for the sake of communicating your thoughts? If so, join the rest of us who have become addicted to the writing process.
Cynthia Darling is presently working on her fifth novel, West By God. She has won an award in Fairfax County's Poetic Arts event for her poem "Mississippi Mother." She has a BA in English from the College of William & Mary, a master's in social work and in public administration. She worked in the US Department of Justice, and it was against this bureaucratic background that her desire to write in her own way was reinforced.