About twenty people gathered this Monday to listen to and critique six readers. Here’s a bit about the meeting and our upcoming events:
Nancy Sansone has a connection who does graphic art work, if you’re interested for help with an illustration or cover for your book, let her know.
The Battleborn Book Festival is this Saturday at the Nevada State Museum in the Springs Preserve, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our own conference is coming up in April. The webpage has been updated to include some of the faculty and agents who are attending. Check it out at: http://lasvegaswritersconference.com/faculty/
Congratulations to Judy Salz on her article in Let’s Talk Nevada. If you didn’t read it already, you can find it here: http://letstalknevada.com/old-feel-like/
Congratulations to Judy Logan on a radio interview on KLAV’s Aspects of Writing this week.
Congratulations to Darlien Breeze on the release of her book “Power Words and Action Verbs,” now available on kindle.
Congratulations to Donald Riggio on a radio interview.
Congratulations to Gregory Kompes, Alba Arango, and Jenny Ballif for each completing 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo.
Writing Tip from Jo Wilkins:
To cut a scene, or not? If you find yourself asking this question, consider the following: does the scene advance the main plot or a subplot? If something is just “not right” with a particular scene, consider deleting it to your “junk file” or “extras file” and starting over from scratch. Sometimes editing can not fit bad structure, but starting over and writing fresh can take your story in the right direction.
Our next weekly meeting is December 9th, at the Lutheran Church on Tropicana. HWG member Fred Rayworth will be speaking on Point of View.
Writer’s Pen and Grill is next Wednesday, December 11th at the Peppermill Fireside Lounge.
On December 12th there is an officer’s meeting at Angelina’s house. Members of the group are welcome to attend, or to contact their favorite officer if there is an issue they would like to see addressed at the meeting.
And, last but not least, on December 16th we will NOT be having a standard Monday meeting at the Coffee House. We will be gathering at Tina’s for our holiday party! If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP, please do.
Thanks for reading,
Jenny Ballif, Newsletter Editor