Some comments and instructions in this page are for audio browsers and users who browse this site with screen readers. If you can see this paragraph and you are not using a text-only or screen reader browser, either the style sheet for screen viewing didn't load (if so, click on "refresh" to reload the style sheet), or you need to use a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards-supporting browser that has full XHTML 1.0 Transitional and Strict and cascading style sheet (CSS) level 2 support.

For additional information, see the Accessibility Design and Features page.

Skip navigation

Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter Archives

Pull browser window out or in to widen or shorten center column line length.

The following is the main content for the page. 


10 November 1999

Topic: "Overcoming Writer's Block"

About the Event

You're on deadline, and you're still staring at that blank piece of paper or computer screen. What will you do; what WILL you do? Come listen to our panel of three distinguished area writers talk about overcoming writer's block, and share your "block breakers" with your colleagues.

Don't forget your business cards for networking! We collect a business card from each attendee for a chance to win the registration fee for the Annual conference. The drawing takes place at the March meeting. The more meetings you attend, the more chances to win.

About the Speaker

Members of the panel, which is hosted by Doreen Mannion, are

Fred Burggraf is a communications manager for a consulting firm. Fred's career has included positions as documentation specialist, communications specialist, software developer, and educator. He is a published author of books in the educational field and has developed a book on quitting smoking. His latest independent project is the creation of a book and a course on weight management using highly successful and new techniques he has developed. Fred is also a published composer.

Diane Chamberlain is an award-winning novelist who loves to write about relationships. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Diane was a social worker and psychotherapist. Diane started her first novel in 1981 and was first published in 1989. Since that year, Diane has written and published at the rate of one book per year. Diane is the recipient of the Romantic Times career achivement award for contemporary fiction. Diane's latest novel, Summer's Child, will be released in January.

Corrine Gormont is a former STC winner at the international level for marketing writing, packaging, and design, as well as a prize winning short story writer. Corrine is the owner of CZ & Associates, a full-service marketing consulting company. Corrine is currently working on her masters thesis as George Mason University and says that experience alone qualifies her as a writer's block expert.


6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Dinner
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Program


Deli dinner.



Softworks map


Softworks, Inc.
5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA  22303
Phone: 703-317-2424

Map and directions to Softworks, Inc. in Alexandria, VA.

Return to the past calendar 1999-2000 Events

Last modified Wednesday, 11-Aug-2021