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Upcoming Event

 If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please email Programs at programs@highsierrawriters.org.

 This event is free and open to the public. We will do the First Pages Program at this meeting.

!!!***  NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE ON THE 3RD SATURDAY – 11/18  ***!!!

 

OCTOBER MEETING

Saturday, October 14th at 10 A.M. 

At the South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

GOAL SETTING FOR WRITERS – GET THAT MS DONE

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CRAFT WORKSHOP

  1. Goal Setting for Writers

Our October guest will be Gina Decker who will give a presentation on goal setting and then lead the group in a personal goal setting exercise. Gina Decker holds a MA in Educational Leadership and BAs in Music and English from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the owner of Tech Done For You, Writing and Editing Today and offers consulting services to authors and small business owners who need websites, blogs, and social media management. Gina works full time from home doing tech for business owners, has published 5 books with a 6th in the works, and is here to talk to you about how to organize your creative writing projects so you can focus on what you love. Bring a blank sheet of paper.

In addition, Gina will talk briefly about her interview with Certified Copyright Manager, Barbara Ingrassia. You can see the interview here: https://youtu.be/3uBz3schD_o

Have your questions ready.

  1. Craft Workshop

Bring a few pages of your manuscript. We’re going to work on them and show some simple ways to make your writing more powerful and engaging. This workshop will be anonymous, so don’t freak out about having your work publicly analyzed (unless you want it).

FIRST PAGES

If you’d like to participate in this month’s first pages critique with Matt,  please send them in advance (if you can) to membership@highsierrawriters.org. As time allows, first pages brought to the meeting will also be read and critiqued.

New Monthly Program

PROFESSIONAL BLURBING

At each monthly meeting, our Communications Director, Donna Stegman, will read aloud back cover synopses submitted by members. She will give a verbal critique and get feedback from the group. Please bring a printed copy to hand to Donna at the beginning of each monthly meeting. All blurbs are kept anonymous to keep biases from interfering with the critique.

A back cover synopsis/blurb is a three paragraph summary of the novel that does not tell the end of the story. It’s simple, direct, and needs to have a hook.  Whether you’ve finished your novel or are still plotting, writing an effective synopsis for your story is key to selling your novel.