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September 2019 Newsletter

Got Plot? You just got the best idea ever for the next great, American novel… but what do you do now? How do you take that kernel of a concept from inspiration to completion? Join HSW members, Nicole Frens and Linda Enos, … Continue reading

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August 2019 Newsletter

Contest Submissions are Due at the August 10th Meeting! Is your contest entry ready to go? Have you double-checked to be sure you have all the requires pieces as stated in the Contest Rules. I recently clarified these a little, … Continue reading

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July 2019 Newsletter

JULY 2019 MEETING Saturday, July 13 at 10 A.M.  At Scheels at Legends, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, NV Book Blurbs and Query Letters Is your book blurb effective? Will your query letter intrigue a potential agent or publisher?  Good blurbs … Continue reading

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June 2019 Newsletter

Featured Speaker for June is Mignon Fogarty! At the June 8th High Sierra Writers Meeting, our featured guest will be Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl. But Mignon is also aces with using social media. Starting with a podcast … Continue reading

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May 2019 Newsletter

May Meeting Our May 11th Meeting will feature two Story Grid Editors in the free, open to the public portion of the meeting giving a presentation on the what the Story Grid is and how it can help improve your … Continue reading

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April 2019 Newsletter

April Meeting Saturday April 13th Join Grammar Girl for a Workshop on Social Media! Our April meeting will feature Mignon Fogarty who will talk during the free public session about social media. The paid afternoon session will go into more specifics as Mignon … Continue reading

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March 2019 Newsletter

Next Meeting… CONTRAST AND PACING All elements of writing – characters, settings, conflicts, dialogue, etc. – need contrast to hold a reader’s attention. Slow vs. fast, bright vs. dark, loud vs. quiet. In each element of writing, we need to … Continue reading

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February 2019 Newsletter

February Meeting Information Failure: The Road To Success One of our successfully published member-authors, Jacci Turner, will entertain us with the embarrassing mistakes she made in her writing career with the hope that you will avoid them. What NOT to do … Continue reading

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January 2019 Newsletter

PLOTTING? – NEW YEAR, NEW BOOK AND HOW TO GET THERE Plot-driven? Character driven? Sounds like “what came first the chicken or the egg?” Matt Bayan, HSW president, will unravel the connections between plot and character and offer tips on … Continue reading

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December 2018 Newsletter

DECEMBER MEETING Saturday, December 08  at 10 A.M.  At the South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511) The High Sierra Writers Meeting is  DECEMBER 08 from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Valleys Library, 15650 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511. … Continue reading

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