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General Meeting Program December 12th  2017




Susan's Presentation:


Making sure your work is the best it can be entails knowing how to self-edit, so your story/book/article is ready to be seen by a professional editor, agent or publisher. 

The problem is, most writers skip this step because it'd tedious, boring, and time-consuming. But it's an important element in being recognized as a professional writer. 

This session will touch on preparing the manuscript, then delve into the three essential steps of self-editing: 

1) Gaining Perspective;  

2) the 9 elements of English Class; and 


3) the 26 Writing Techniques; all of which will enable you to edit your own work like a professional, and increase your chances of securing an agent/editor/publisher, and a larger reading audience.




See you there!

Susan.




Round Tables Critique Sessions began at 5:15 pm


Terry Sanville and Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work


Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience



Terry Sanville and Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work


Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience


Rosie Makinney will moderate a second Round Table due to popular demand.
This Round Table Session will be held in the conference room to the left of the  meeting room. 

Please don't forget to sign in first. 5:15 pm


In this group participants will critique each other's work in a safe and supportive environment. 

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate.  Please keep submissions to double spaced, 12 font, two pages. 

A timer will be used to give everyone equal time. 

Rosie.

www.rosiemakinney.com



Susan Tuttle's Instructional Round Table:


The December Instruction Table will focus on Tension/Conflict, the essential element in every story that makes readers continue to turn pages. 

We'll discuss Character Intention; the 5 types of tension; 

the Crucible and it's importance to the story; 

Crucible Situations; 

Inner Dilemmas; Opening Scene Tension; 

8 Ways to Hook Readers; and the difference between true tension/conflict and simple bad luck or adversity. 

Come learn how to make sure every story you write is one that compels readers to read to the very end.

Susan.




Please note that there will be a charge of $5:00 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the entrance to the meeting.





Janice Konstantinidis

Programs Director SLONW

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