LCRW  2017  Meeting

Schedule

 

 

We meet, with a few exceptions, on the fourth Saturday of the month inside the Police Annex at 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates, NY, 14624. (The old Gates Library building)  (Map to Town of Gates Recreation Department)

 

August 26     LCRW will present the third of three critique sessions.  Works of up to 2500 words in any genre will be reviewed by group members with feedback and comments.  Start time for critique sessions is 9:30.  Facilitator: Steve Yates

(Link to Rules and Guidelines)

 

January 28, 2017       

Annual business meeting: Members only (starting at 9:00)

  • New Officers will take their position
  • Set the agenda for the year.
    • Dates of meeting will be set.
    • Determine the months we have a critique session
    • Decide on a membership/fund raising path forward
    • Much more

February 25     LCRW will present the first of three critique sessions.  Works of up to 2500 words in any genre will be reviewed by group members with feedback and comments.  Start time for critique sessions is 9:30.  Facilitator: Steve Yates.

(Link to Rules and Guidelines)


March 25
     Memoir Writing – Jen Case – Discussion and exercise – exploring question of audience, theme, and form.  Also the challenge of writing about real people that are still present in your life.  This is a delicate situation, especially for people who want to publish.

 

April 22

TECH TIPS presented in the Greece Athena’s computer lab.  (Everyone will have their own computer.)  (This event is only for members and their guests.)

There will be a brief business meeting at 9:00 and we expect to start the presentation about 9:20(ish)

If you have a laptop, you are encouraged to bring it.  It is always best to learn on your own equipment.

 

May 27     LCRW will present the second of three critique sessions.  Works of up to 2500 words in any genre will be reviewed by group members with feedback and comments.  Start time for critique sessions is 9:30.  Facilitator: Steve Yates

(Link to Rules and Guidelines)

 

June 24   Borkal Shapes of Plot.

Bio: Jennifer D. Bokal is the author of the best-selling Ancient World Historical Romance, The Gladiator’s Mistress and the second book in the Champions of Rome series, The Gladiator’s Temptation. Her first book in the Rocky Mountain Justice mini-series, Her Rocky Mountain Defender, will be released by Harlequin Romantic Suspense in November 2017. Jen holds a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University and is a member of the Romance Writers of America. Happily married to her own Alpha Male for twenty years, she enjoys writing stories that explore the wonders of love. Jen and her manly husband live in upstate New York with their three beautiful daughters, two aloof cats, and two very spoiled dogs.
 
Course Description: Story Structure Made Easy
Have you ever gotten to page 50 of a work in progress and wondered; what’s next? Or worse yet, completed a manuscript and found several plot holes that needed to be filled? Best-selling author, Jennifer D. Bokal, will help pansters and plotters alike by identifying nine essential scenes; defining the difference between character, plot and story element; and showing how individual arcs can be interwoven to create a satisfying read.

 


July 22  

Sadly, our scheduled speaker has had a death in her family and will be unable to present this Saturday.  With all that is going on, she arranged for Ruth Thaler-Carter to talk about author websites, another interesting topic.

(Note: Bob Hesselberth’s presentation on Developing and Using a Self-Publication Spreadsheet has been rescheduled for October 28, 2017.)


August 26
   
LCRW will present the third of three critique sessions.  Works of up to 2500 words in any genre will be reviewed by group members with feedback and comments.  Start time for critique sessions is 9:30.  Facilitator: Steve Yates

(Link to Rules and Guidelines)

 
September 30  (THIS IS  CHANGE FROM OUR NORMAL 4TH SATURDAY)   Robbi Hess will present NaNoWriMo

 

October 28   Bob Hesselberth presents: Developing and Using a Self-Publication Spreadsheet

 
November 18   (THIS IS  CHANGE FROM OUR NORMAL 4TH SATURDAY)

“Hit me with your best tip”. 

 
December TBD  Christmas Party   

Our members and their guests will gather to celebrate the holiday and a great year for LCRW. 

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