At our April meeting, Charity Samora will lead the group in a discussion about the how-to’s and benefits of running a blog. More details to come.
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Marshall Public Library
May 17, 2014 4pm-6pm
We’ve had a request to cover websites as our next meeting topic, so I will do my best to share what I know about the basic essentials of an effective author’s website.
However, the potential is unlimited when it comes to custom-designing a website that meets your own personal needs and artistic sensibilities.
Please come to the meeting, and feel free to share your own expertise and advice about websites. In the meantime, see you on our Facebook Open Forum.
You may have noticed that the menu at the top of this page has three new tabs labeled Critique 1, Critique 2, and Critique 3. These spaces are to be used for posting short stories, poems, excerpts, or articles for which our authors are seeking feedback from other members.
If you want an online critique, please select a critique space that is empty or available, then copy & paste your work in the comment section of that page. Other members will provide friendly feedback by commenting on your post. Postings will be erased every couple of months to make room for new critiques.
This new tool also can be used to enhance our monthly in-person Critique Workshops at the library. A writer seeking group feedback at a first-Saturday meeting could post their work online beforehand, thus giving their reviewers a chance to look at, mull over, or print off the work in better preparation for the meeting. I think this would make for much better feedback and discussion at the meetings. However, this must be optional, as not all of our members have online access.
Hi Fellow Writers,
This is just a quick reminder about our meeting on December 18, 4-6pm at the Marshall Public Library. We’re going to discuss online writer’s resources — I’ll bring mine, you’ll bring yours, and we’ll talk about some ways you can leverage the Internet to improve your writing and more.
In the second hour, we’ll open up the floor to readings. As always, up to THREE readers get 15 minutes, and you should bring about 10 hard copies of your piece so we can follow along and provide written feedback. We already have Donna Jordahl and Andrea signed up to read, so there’s still one more spot available. Interested? Leave a comment to this post to say you’d like to read. First come, first served.
See you Saturday!
Hi Fellow Writers,
So great to see everyone who made our May 15 meeting. Missed it? Sherrie Goff gave a super-professional presentation on everything you ever wanted to know about creating a free author’s website through WordPress. Not even my flash intro to social media could compare to Sherrie’s time and effort. Let’s give her a another virtual thanks for volunteering to help us all step into the 21st century!
We also had Gail Spencer and Judy Brutz read some enjoyable and informative works of prose. Thanks to both of you for sharing!
So what’s coming up on June 19? (more…)