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High Sierra Writers will meet Saturday
December 14, 2019 at 10 am
at Scheels at Legends Meeting Rooms.

Program: Panel on Editing Your Manuscript – Tips on things you can do to edit your work before anyone else reads it.

At our next meeting, we’re doing a panel discussion of what steps you can take to get your novel ready for other readers. What tools can you use? How can you build more tension? Linda Enos and Rene Averett will be directing the panel, giving tips and suggestions to help you do the best job you can.

But they need some help from each of you. Bring in your method for editing that first draft, what things you look for, and how you approach it. Also bring in any paragraphs or lines in your own work that you think need to be rewritten or punched up to make them more effective. We’re going to rewrite a few of them.

January 11th Meeting is All About Critique Groups

In January, the new critique group wrangler, Linda Enos, will be talking about her plan for the critique groups – what they are, how they work, and how you can get into one.

Plotting Think Tank Group Meeting

No Plotting Meetings in November or December!

The next  meeting is January 31 at 6:30 pm at the IHOP in the Win-Co Shopping Center at 9786 S. Virginia Street. Exit the freeway at South Meadows and go west. The shopping center is on the right hand corner of S. Virginia at the light.

This group is designed for HSW members to drop in to get help with plot challenges in your work or any other writing roadblocks that present themselves. The idea is to use the synergy of the group to help generate ideas to solve the problems.

The planned meetings will be on the last Friday evening of the month at the International House of Pancakes,It starts at 6:30 pm and runs until about 8:30 or so. Bring any questions or challenges you have and also be ready to help others. Also, food and dink are available at IHOP. They are gracious enough to let us use their meeting space, so let’s order something.

Post Office Address

Please send any snail mail payments or correspondence to: 

High Sierra Writers
PO Box 12241
Reno, NV 89510


Looking for a group of writers to read and critique your work? Willing to reciprocate? Then we might have a group for you.

Please check out our Critique Groups page to see which groups might have an opening or to get on the list to be placed in a group. This is a member benefit.

Contact Linda, your Critique Group Wrangler, to join a Reno-based group this year! enoslinda@sbcglobal.net 

Barnes & Noble Critique Sessions with Matt Bayan

Matt hosts a critique session at Barnes and Noble on Wednesday nights IF he has at least three people who want to do it.

Here’s how it works. If you have a few pages you want feedback on from other writers, contact Matt before Wednesday  to let him know. If Matt has at least three people for the session, he will email all participants after noon (12:00 pm) on Wednesday to let them know the session is on. If you do NOT receive an email confirming it from Matt, then there will be no session. This is important because he will not be there unless he has confirmed.

Matt’s email is MattBayan@aol.com