Meeting Reminder – Self-publishing Branch

The second meeting of the season for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on self-publishing takes place Thursday November 9th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The meeting will begin at six sharp. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to get settled.

Anyone interested in learning how to self-publish their books is welcome to attend. We have room for 12 members and 8 spaces are already filled. If you are interested in attending, please contact Diane (tibert@ns.sympatico.ca).

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Meeting Reminder – Self-publishing

The first meeting of the season for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on self-publishing takes place Thursday October 12th. As usual, we will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anyone who is interested in learning how to self-publish their books is welcome to attend. We have room for 14 members and 8 spaces are already filled. If you are interested in attending, please contact Diane (tibert@ns.sympatico.ca).

Meeting Reminder

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

Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend. We have eleven members and have room for four more.

Homework

1) Choose a headline from a newspaper, magazine or TV news story and ask yourself, “What if?” For example, What if the truth was…? or What if this happened in…? or What’s the real story? Use the headline as your title (or part of the headline). The story must be no more than 500 words.

2) Story in a Box: The elements of the story picked out of boxes. For the September meeting, bring 2 character names, 2 situations, 2 weather conditions and 2 types of tools on pieces of paper. We’ll pick our elements at the September meeting and write stories for the October meeting.

3) Critique a piece of writing submitted by Lynn, who is going to send it to the group this week. Our new critiquing guidelines are as followed:

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

Hope to see all members there.

Meeting Reminder

The next craft of writing meeting takes place Tuesday June 20th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend.

HOMEWORK

Write a 500-word short story with the keywords drawn from the boxes at the May meeting. You should have…

  • 1 character name
  • 1 situation
  • 1 animal
  • 1 time period
  • 1 item of clothing

CRITIQUE

Remaining Zest Within by Diane

Meeting Reminder

The next craft of writing meeting takes place Tuesday May 16th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend.

Homework

Write a 500-word short story with the following scenario: You’re cleaning out your garage and hidden in the back corner, you find an old shoe box. What is inside? What will you do with what’s inside? Who hid it there and why?

More Homework

Draw the Story: We enjoyed this exercise so much, we’re going to do it again. Bring in ten pieces of paper with the following:

  • 2 character names
  • 2 situations
  • 2 animals
  • 2 time periods
  • 2 items of clothing

Critique

My Name is Charlie by Art

June CRITIQUE

Lynn, your turn for critiquing is in June. Please bring a piece of your work to the May meeting or prepare to send something to the group through email by the end of May.

Meeting Reminder

The next self-publishers writers’ meeting takes place tomorrow night (January 5th). We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, NS, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend.