Meeting: Dec. 14th Roundtable

This is our chance to talk writing, informally, in glorious detail with one another! Really talk craft and any other writing topic you are dying to get input on from your fellow writers. In addition, and this is optional, we encourage members to bring an item from home (don’t buy anything) for a fun “white … Read more

Meeting: November 2, 2019

It Takes a VillageMost have heard the saying, It takes a village. This is true in real life and also in the books we love to read. While many writers spend countless hours (days, weeks!) developing their main characters, often times the side characters get overlooked. How the hero, heroine, and even the antagonist interacts with others, … Read more

Meeting: October 5, 2019

Blanche Marriott on Recordkeeping, Taxes, and the Business of Writing In this workshop, Blanche will present tips for keeping records to make tax return time less stressful and what items are considered expenses for writers. She will also discuss the pros and cons of a writer becoming a business. Her 12 years of experience as … Read more

Meeting: Sept. 7, 2019

Jade Webb: Using Facebook Ads This month, our very own Jade Webb will talk to us about Facebook Ads. It’s an indisputable fact that they are key to an indie author’s success in today’s over-saturated market. That being said, it can be overwhelming to learn, not just how to make them, but how to make … Read more

Meeting: June 1, 2019

Gina Ardito: Stealing from Hollywood Gain a deeper understanding of your characters using method acting. By employing the same ideas used by some of the world’s greatest actors and actresses, you’ll learn how to write characters your readers want to know, love, and root for! Gina Ardito is the award-winning author of more than twenty … Read more

Meeting: May 4, 2019

Writers’ Roundtable “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” — Theodore Levitt, economist Join Liberty Blake for an afternoon of exploration. We will discuss what creativity is, how we get in touch with our creative side (or Muses), and participate in writing activities to help everyone get up close and personal … Read more

Meeting: April 6, 2019

Speaker: Tamsen Parker Writing Sex that Will Grab Your Readers with Intent and Emotion. Sex scenes. Love them or hate them, if you’re publishing at the spicier end of the romance spectrum, you’ve got to know how to write them. And we all know that when it comes to writing sex, romance writers rule. We … Read more

Meeting: March 2, 2019

This meeting was cancelled due to snow. It Takes a Village Most have heard the saying, It takes a village. This is true in real life and also in the books we love to read. While many writers spend countless hours (days, weeks!) developing their main characters, often times the side characters get overlooked. How the hero, … Read more

Meeting: January 5, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Our January meeting will be held in the Community Conference room on the 2nd floor of the library (vice our usual meeting rooms in the library Hayden Center). Eliciting Emotion: How to Hook your Reader’s Heart In this one-hour workshop, we analyze practical advice about how to get readers to connect with your story … Read more

Meeting: December 8, 2018

Automate Your Reader Base: How to Create Successful Auto-Sequence Emails by Lisa Mondello Learn how to use email automation marketing to stay in touch with your readers on a continual basis even when you’re not paying attention. Every writer I know struggles with writing and marketing. But with simple steps, you can add to your … Read more