Meeting Recap

meeting recapThe regular writing craft meeting took place Tuesday June 19th at 6:00 pm. Seven members were in attendance: Art, Barbara C., Gary, John, Elizabeth, Donna and Diane.

We had a discussion on the new ‘publishing’ companies taking advantage of new writers and how writers can avoid those that only want to make money off the writer, not the books they publish.

CRITIQUING

Members critiqued Elizabeth’s submitted short story.

HOMEWORK

Members read stories written by other members as homework.

Homework for September Meeting

To be announced in early August.

Updating Member Pages

Members are asked to check their member page on this site and to let Diane know if they want anything changed or updated. The full list of members is here.

If you don’t have a page, please send Diane some information and she will create the page for you. She won’t be updating them over summer, so if you have something you want to add, contact her before June 30th.

This was the last writers’ meeting of the season. We are now on summer break. The next season begins September 18th.

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Meeting Reminder

The June meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on the craft of writing takes place Tuesday June 19th. As usual, we will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We are now at capacity membership. Anyone interested in joining our group will go on a waiting list.

HOMEWORK

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Go to Pixabay and enter one of these search terms:

water, funny, east, book, mystery, wood, ancient

Choose a photo that inspires you to write a story, then write that story.

Genre: open, fiction; word count: 450.

REMEMBER: Other members of the group will be reading these stories at the April meeting. Please print the stories in an easy-to-read font type and size. Size 12 is okay, but 14 is better. DO NOT put your name on your story. PLEASE NOTE: the word count is only 450, not our usual 500. Please stick to the word limit.

CRITIQUE

We will be critiquing a piece of writing submitted by Elizabeth. Please use the questions we’ve created for critiquing.

  1. List the strengths of the story.
  2. What areas of the story can be improved?
  3. Were there any times you were confused? When?
  4. Was the dialogue realistic?
  5. Does the story work? If not, why?
  6. If there are repeated mechanical mistakes, please make note.

Hope to see all members there. This is the last meeting of the season before we break for summer. The next meeting after this will be in September.

Meeting Recap

On Tuesday June 11th, the self-publishing branch of the East Hants Writers Group met at the Elmsdale Library. Members in attendance included John, Donna and Diane.

Diane gave a presentation on how to format the interior of a paperback book using MS Word was discussed.

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (June 2nd) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Elwood Dillman Launches New Book

Elwood Dillman’s launches The Good Ol’ Days, his book about growing up in rural East Hants during the war years. He will also have copies of the Kennedy Connection to Admiral Rock and Maitland.

Everyone is invited to drop in, have a cup of coffee and talk about “the way it was” not so long ago.

Date: Sunday June 3, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Frieze and Roy Country Store, 8787 Highway 215, Maitland, East Hants, Nova Scotia

Meeting Recap – Self-publishing

On Tuesday May 29th, the self-publishing branch of the East Hants Writers Group met at the Elmsdale Library. Members in attendance included Lynn, Art, John, Donna, Barb M. and Diane.

Diane gave a presentation on how to make book covers using PowerPoint. Both eBook and paperbacks were discussed.

Here is the cover the group created in play.  It was not created to be dynamic. It was created to show a few of the many tools available in PowerPoint.

book cover

The next self-publishing meeting takes place Tuesday June 12th.

Meeting Reminder – Self-publishing

The next meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on self-publishing takes place Tuesday May 29th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

At this meeting, we will be discussing how to make covers for eBooks and paperback books.