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SPECIAL CRITIQUE WORKSHOP
Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
October 21, 2017 3:30pm-5:30pm

We don’t have a study topic, so our October mid-month writers’ meeting will be used for critiques only. If you need feedback on your WIP, respond to this email to reserve a reading spot.

We ask attendees to RSVP this time, so that we can tell the readers how many copies they have to make.

Reply to this email/post by Thursday noon if you plan to attend, and let us know if you will bring something to read.

To give everyone a chance, keep readings as short as possible, maximum 10 pages double-spaced.  Happy writing!

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

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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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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 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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CRITIQUE SESSION
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30pm

We haven’t had any volunteers, suggestions or requests for a study topic at next Saturday’s meeting, so we will have an all-critique session for the entire two hours. Let James Norris know asap if you want to read. See you next Saturday.

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Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Sherrie Seibert Goff will lead our August meeting on the topic of writing powerful dialogue. Effective dialogue moves the plot forward, subtly conveys information, creates tension, deepens characterization, creates immediacy, and reveals emotions capable of stirring reader empathy.
We will discuss various techniques to improve one’s writing of dialogue, as well as dialogue’s many roles in the writing of good fiction. Please join us at the Marshall Public Library at 3:30pm.
Second hour will be reserved for readings, if you want to share some of your work. Come to get inspired and enjoy the company of local writer friends.  In the meantime, see you on our Facebook forum at https://facebook.com/groups/250065325099597/.

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Marshall Public Library
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm

BRET WILSON will lead our May writers’ meeting with a discussion on “How to Form an Emotional Connection with your Reader.”  Bret says that readers want to be touched or moved by a story, and for them emotional connection to a story is what separates good fiction from truly great fiction. If your readers are emotionally invested in your characters and story, little else matters to them.

Please join us at the Marshall Public Library at 3:30pm to learn how to pull people into your story and elicit their emotions. Second hour will be reserved for readings, if you want to share some of your work. Come to get inspired and enjoy the company of local writer friends.  In the meantime, keep in touch by joining our Facebook open forum.

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