HIGH SIERRA WRITERS
Next HSW Meeting
Saturday November 14 at 10 am via Zoom.
Our next HSW meeting will be a Zoom meeting due to the restrictions on meeting in large groups. The code for the meeting will be sent to all members in a news blast by the Thursday before the meeting.
If you have not used Zoom before, it is easy. Just click on the link that we will send and post and it will take you to the web site where you can download the application. You do not need to be on video. We hope to see you at this meeting.
Why Do I Write?
Let’s explore this with Jacci Terry Turner at he November meeting.
This is the fundamental question every author must answer. Is it to entertain, encourage, instruct or something else?
Come prepared to write. We will be creating a tagline, writing a blog about what motivates us, and reading to each other. Knowing your why creates your author voice which should be noticeable in all of your writing. And, it’ll be fun!
How to Use Kindle Create
We did not get to the Kindle Create program in October, so we will be demonstrating it at this meeting. Rene Averett will be walking us through both the program’s features to create a formatted copy of a novel and to format an illustrated book.
Matt will be doing First Pages at this meeting. If you have a first page you would like feedback on, please send it to Matt by Friday October 9th at MattBayan@aol.com For easy reading, please use 12 point Times New Roman and double space. Do not include your name on the page, but indicate the genre.
Go to the 2020 Contest page for more details.
Writing Contest Deadline Extended
The dead for sending in your entries to the writing contest has been extended to October 31st. A promotional opportunity came up, so to give those people just hearing about it a chance to get an entry into the contest, the Board agreed to allow an extra two weeks. This gives everyone a little more time to work on their entry or entries.
If you are mailing your entry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise it is being mailed. Our post office box is now working.
National Novel Writing Month is November. Beginning on the 1st and running through Nov. 30th, ambitious writers will be writing at least a 50,000 word novel draft during the month. If you need a support group or sprint partners, you can check out the Reno NaNo Facebook group.