This is the first blog post for the year so it will be a quick catch up on what is happening at our first meeting, some news and a week(s) in review from our Facebook page. I hope to continue weekly reviews so everyone can keep up to date with what is happening in our little, big group. If you have any exciting news regarding your writing, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add it to the next blog.
Our first meeting was on the 18th of January 2017. We welcomed a new member Mel, and discussed joining the Queensland Writers Centre as a group. We nominated Vicki as our “President” and we discussed our rather busy writing holidays. We also have a Facebook page (search Writers Rendezvous) for those of you who wish to join us there.
At present, two of our members, Vicki Stephens and Jane Ireland are going through the editing process with their respective novels.
Carleton’s novel, “The Hills of Mare Imbrium”, has been selected by BetaBooks as the beta read of the month. For more information on BetaBooks, please contact Carleton.
Our homework task is now under the “Current Task” on our website. Please email Vicki with your contributions. Constructive criticism is welcome regarding the homework task or if you wish for someone to read their homework out at our next meeting, please make a comment in the blog section.
James Culverhouse has set up a google calendar and is now being populated with important writing events. You will need to have a Gmail account to be able to access it. For more information please contact Vicki or James on creating a Gmail account to access the calendar. Thank you to James for setting this up.
A Week in Review (from Facebook)
Carleton posted up some interesting articles regarding author earnings and what readers are reading (paper versus digital), why filler is a killer, translating what your editor means, writers groups and why be in one. Catch up with this reading here:
Vicki posted up some events (which are now in the Gmail calendar) and articles relating to researching your novel and when to stop, what TV can teach us about writing, and the do’s and don’ts of story telling,
Jane posted up some events (which are now in the Gmail calendar) and articles relating to quotes to help you through your first editing draft,
Peta posted up events (which are now in the Gmail calendar) and some article relating to life as an author and, 10 rules for writing fiction
And that is our week in review! If you have any articles you wish to post up feel free to email me.
Signing off (or is it now “mic drop”?)