Wednesday, August 13, 2014

December 20, 2014 Meeting: Holiday Breakfast and Book Exchange

Holiday Breakfast and book exchange. Take a break from the holiday stress and enjoy breakfast and a book with friends.

November 15, 2014: Ebook Covers

Find out the fashion do's and don'ts for ebook covers. Speak with our expert, discover your options and make your look its best.

October 18, 2014 Meeting: Website best practices

Guest speaker and web designer Elaine Meszaros will discuss best practices for author websites. Come with coffee and questions!

September 20, 2014: NaNo WriMo Prep!

November is National Novel Writing Month! Start preparing now with plot brainstorming and hot tips. By the time November rolls around, you'll have everything you need, including a support group of over-caffinated, under-rested compulsive writers for friends! Group therapy will follow at the October and November meetings. :)

August 16, 2014 Meeting: Convention vs. Conference

Convention vs. Conference. Find out who wins on Saturday! 

Published author Chris Merrill will lead a recap of Romantic Times Convention and Romance Writers Conference. We'll discuss the differences, pros and cons and pick up insight into the rapidly changing world of publishers and theme parties!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

July 19, 2014: Write-in Part Deux!

The June write-in was such a success we're doing it again! Join us for a session of caffeine consumption and sprint writing. Snacks provided, work encouraged, success applauded. See you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

June 21, 2014 - Write in!

Bring your coffee and some extra donuts and do what writers do. Write! Brainstorming, critiquing, advice and more coffee available as desired. Oh yes, and bring your laptop/notebook/stone tablet. It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

May 17, 2014 - Creative exercises to increase your motivation

Coffee? Chocolate? Deadlines? What helps you stay motivated and stay writing?

We'll explore a number of creative ways to help you get moving on your writing.

Come ready to participate, laugh and exercise your grey matter.

April 19, 2014: Blurbs!

Blurbs! How to write the "back of the book" and capture the audience's attention. Bring your latest work in progress to brainstorm and critique.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

March 15, 2014 Meeting: Series!

Editors want them. Readers want them. All the cool writers have them.
No, not tattoos or tribal piercings. Series!

Chris Merrill has graciously offered to let us in on the secrets of writing series. She even promised props, so consider yourself warned!

February 15, 2014 Meeting: Save the Cat for Pantsers and Plotters

Lisette will present on the SAVE THE CAT method of plotting for romance writers. This method appeals to both sides of your brain. Lisette's interpretation works for both the pantser and the plotter—especially if they reside in a single writer!

January 18, 2014 Meeting: Five-Minute Fix

Bring your incomplete characters, your plots to nowhere, your tech questions or whatever else you need help with to the group, and we’ll brainstorm solutions. Sometimes the Hive mind is a good thing!