We enjoyed a full meeting at the Coffee House last week where we heard and critiqued seven readers.
We’ve set up a meetup page for the group, and last week we had several new people attend who found us through meetup.com. Here’s the link: http://www.meetup.com/Henderson-Writers-Group/
Don’t forget to RSVP about our holiday party on December 16th. It’s at Tina’s house, and you can respond at one of our next weekly meetings (where we will be passing around a sign up list), or by emailing Trina at christina [at] bajabrody [dot] com.
December 30th is a fifth Monday. We’ll be doing another First Chapter Read night. So email Gregory if you have a NaNoWriMo book you’d like to share, or any first chapter of a project that the group hasn’t heard yet.
The Spring Fling Book Fair is March 29th at the Clark County Library. The organizers want to have 150 local authors at the event. Email Julie Okabayashi (okabayashij [at] lvccld [dot] org) to participate. Our group will have a table, and we need five more volunteers from the group to staff our table. If you’re interested, contact gregory (gregory [at] kompes [dot] com).
Congratulations to Donald Riggio on the publication of his article “Where are they now” in e magazine. Also congratulations on an internet radio show with the songwriter who wrote “Bouncing a Kiss off the Moon,” inspired by Donald’s books.
Congratulations to Howie Erikson, who shared some cool license plates of his book title.
Congratulations to Judy Salz on her upcoming participation with the Las Vegas Masters concert on December 7th.
Quote of the Night:
“You’re using him to describe the character, it’s icky. That’s cheating.”
“Yeah, agents don’t like that.”
“They don’t like almost anything.”
Writing Tip from Jo Wilkins:
“Cliffhangers make a desirable ending for a chapter. They encourage the reader to turn the page, but in highly dramatic scenes you don’t want to diminish the drama by stopping to have the doorbell or phone ring. To break up the pattern, try varying your cliffhangers with a little foreshadowing to indicate indecision or a new direction for the character or situation.”
Tonight (November 25th) we’re meeting at the Lutheran Church on Tropicana, in the downstairs room. John Williams from Let’s Talk Nevada will be speaking to the group.
This Wednesday (November 27th) is the West Side meeting at Skinny Dugans. For more information about our meetings see the calendar.