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Marshall Public Library
Saturday, October 15, 2016

You pour your energy and soul into a story, wrestle night and day, agonizing over every page and word.  You have gone over your story so many times you are bored with it and no longer able able to  see your writing with fresh eyes, as a casual reader might.

The next step is to let someone else, another writer, editor, or friend give you their honest feedback .

On October 15th, JAMES NORRIS will lead our group in a workshop about “How to Give a Professional Critique”, and how to benefit from receiving one.

Join us to learn more about this valuable writing tool.

In the meantime, keep in touch by joining our Facebook OPEN FORUM at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250065325099597/


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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday September 17, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Next Saturday, Ella E. Barnard, a creativity coach from Rockland, will do a presentation about self-publishing on Amazon for our writers’ group. Some questions she may cover are:

* Why do you write?
* What are your biggest worries or fears around writing?
* What is your writing goal for 2016?
* What are your biggest worries about self-publishing?

Please do join us, everybody. This Saturday will be an informative get-together, and we would love to see you all again.

We won’t have time for readings or critiques at this meeting. If you want to share your work with the writers’ group, join us for our full two-hour critique workshops that are held on the first Saturday of each month, same time same place.

Keep in touch by joining our Facebook Open Forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250065325099597/.

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July 16 Meeting Followup

Our meeting today was a lot of fun. Thank you, Tammy. Got to meet three new faces today, as well.  We asked Tammy to continue her lessons for the next two months, so we won’t have time for critiques at next two 3rd Saturday meetings. As it was, they had to kick us out of the library.

For the time being, 1st Saturday meetings will be all for Critiques, and 3rd Saturdays will be for two full hours of Workshop, Study Sessions or How-to stuff.   Announcement reminders will be sent out a week ahead of time.

In the meantime keep in touch or hang out with us at our Facebook GROUP FORUM at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250065325099597/

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Please join us this Saturday July 16th at 3:30pm at the Marshall Public Library for our monthly writers meeting. Tammy Godfrey has offered to lead us in a 2-hour workshop on CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. This is the first of a 3-part lesson she has taught at writers conventions.

Tammy says that three important elements a story needs are character, a setting, and conflict. Our workshop Saturday will cover the first element, which is character. (Perhaps we can get Tammy to do the other two lessons at future meetings.)

Anyhow, we expect the study session will take the full 2 hours, so we will have no time for readings or critiques this time. (Sorry, to anyone hoping to read. Next critique workshop will be August 6th.)  Looking forward to Tammy’s presentation, and to seeing you all at the meeting. – Sherrie


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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, May 21, 2016,  3:30pm-5:30pm

This coming Saturday, TAMMY GODFREY will lead our meeting with a study topic about “Apps for Writers” and how to link together one’s blog, website, publisher, and Amazon sales to build a writer’s platform for your work.

We also have time for one or two critiques. Please let James Norris know if you would like to read.

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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, February 22, 2015

At our February writers meeting, Sherrie Seibert Goff will lead a study session on the Power Of Word Choice for the first 30 minutes. We will cover the importance of using powerful verbs and concrete nouns, as well as several other writing tips guaranteed to liven up your writing.’

Afterward we’ll be reading people’s pages. If you’re bringing pages, please double-space it on one side of the page. The author will read it out loud, the group will read it and write comments for 10-15 minutes, and then make verbal comments that aren’t contained in their written comments for 10-15 minutes. So we should be able to get through two or three readings in the remaining time.

Unlike previous meetings, if you plan on attending, please send an email to pjamesnorris25@gmail.com and let him know if you want to read.

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January 2016 Meeting

COPYRIGHT (Past and Present)
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy New Year, Fellow Writers!

We are starting the 2016 new year with a study hour on the topic of copyright. Charity Henson Samora will lead the January meeting with an overview of Copyright law both past and present. Sounds like an interesting discussion.

Copyright rules are often surrounded with misunderstandings, vagueries and myths, and it’s always important to be well informed, especially in this internet age, about the limits and exceptions to intellectual property and copyright compliance.

We have at least two people already signed up to read some of their work. Still have room for one or two more readers. Let me know.  In the meantime, keep in touch via our Facebook Open Forum.   – Sher

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