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QUERY LETTERS
Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
April 15, 2017, 3:30pm-5:30pm

At our writers’ meeting this coming Saturday, Charity Samora will give us a refresher course on how to write a good query letter to an agent or publisher.

The query letter is meant to elicit an invitation to send sample chapters or even your whole manuscript. The goal is to get them to read your book.

So, join us to make sure that you are using the format and content expected by professionals.

In the meantime, keep in touch via our online open forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pocatellowriters/.

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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Sherrie Seibert Goff will lead our March meeting on the topic of writing powerful dialogue. Effective dialogue moves the plot forward, conveys information, creates tension, deepens characterization, creates immediacy and stirs reader empathy.
We will talk about various techniques to improve one’s writing of dialogue, as well as dialogue’s many roles in writing good fiction. Please join us at the Marshall Public Library to pick up a few pointers and lend your own ideas and expertise to the discussion.

In the meantime, hang out with a few of us in our Facebook OPEN FORUM at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250065325099597.

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Marshall Public Library
Saturday,  Feb 18, 2017,  3:30pm-5:30pm

This coming Saturday, Charity Henson Samora will continue with our study session on CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.  Come and pick up a few pointers on how to improve your story with realistic and memorable characters. Bring your ideas and expertise as well. Hope to see you all there.

Note: We may not have time for a critique in second hour, but please attend our first-Saturday critique workshop on March 4th, same time, same place.
In the meantime, join us on our Facebook group forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250065325099597.

 

 

 

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Dec 17th Meeting

Happy Holidays to all of our busy writers! Just a reminder to let you know that we will NOT have a regular meeting next week Dec 17th, because that weekend is so close to Christmas and folks will be busy with last minute shopping and family stuff.

However, should any of you who participate in critique sessions want to get together, the room is available, same-time, same-place. Get the room key from the front desk. Maybe coordinate with critique leader James Norris.

In the meantime, meet some of our members online at our Facebook OPEN FORUM. Click on this link to find us. https://facebook.com/groups/250065325099597/ We’d love to have you visit or join us online.

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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 , 3:30pm-5:30pm

This Saturday, Bret Wilson will lead the group in a study session on how to handle DESCRIPTION in fiction writing.

Exhaustive research of the tale’s setting is essential in building a realistic world for your characters to live and move about in. Also, employing the five senses will bring your story to vivid life.

However, selection of what to include, and when or how, must be handled skillfully to keep from slowing down the action.

Come and pick up a few pointers from Bret on how to improve your story with description. Bring your ideas and expertise as well. Hope to see you all there.

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

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Marshall Public Library
Saturday, October 15, 2016
3:30pm-5:30pm

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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Marshall Public  Library
Saturday August 20
3:30pm-5:30pm

Tammy Godfrey will lead a workshop on WHY YOU NEED CONFLICT.  She says:

“A story conflict is a problem facing the main character. This problem might be a romantic rival or a horde of attacking zombies. It might be an internal struggle; for example, the character has to overcome a particular fear or a bad habit.  Conflict is important because it makes things happen. If everything in your character’s life is perfect, there is no reason for her to take action.  There is no reason for anything to change. And no change equals no story.”

This Saturday will be a two-hour workshop, so we won’t have time for any readings or critiques.  (Next critique session will be on September 3rd, if we can work it in so near the holiday.)

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

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