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The Writing Life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/727187342574899201 Ashok S. May 2, 2016 5:39 PM
Agenda for May 8, 2016 meeting - Agenda for May 8, 2016 meeting, 1:30 pm to 3.30 pm (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. Tell us something about yourself and your expectations from our Meetup. 2. Comments on stories Ashok S. May 2, 2016 3:38 PM
The writing life - Sane advice for all aspiring writers https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/722193605624856576 Ashok S. Apr 21, 2016 10:25 AM
Retention of files on the Meetup web site - A question came up about retention of files on our Meetup web site. The files stay there unless deleted. Anyone can delete the files. If you no longer need a file, please delete it. It will de-clutter the file list. The Meetup file system is no Ashok S. Apr 7, 2016 10:55 AM
Agenda forApril 3, 2016 Meeting - 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can bring a printed, marked up copy or upload a file with track changes (with your name in the file n Ashok S. Mar 28, 2016 4:13 PM
The Writing life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/711656995858685952 Ashok S. Mar 23, 2016 1:18 PM
The writing life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/710857181080322048 Ashok S. Mar 19, 2016 7:59 PM
The Writing Life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/705459016487424000 Ashok S. Mar 4, 2016 8:11 PM
Call for Poetry submission - See message below:   Katelyn Attanasio 5:07 Ashok S. Feb 18, 2016 7:33 PM
The writing life - https://twitter.com/adriantann­ock/status/699718665139261440 Ashok S. Feb 16, 2016 8:50 PM
Writing workshop -   I received the following message which is self explanatory. I confirmed that the discounted price is $13.50. _________ Dear Organizers of the Northern Virginia Writers Guild, My name is Racquel Henry and I am the foun Ashok S. Feb 14, 2016 10:50 PM
Writing life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/696736422334582786 Ashok S. Feb 8, 2016 7:47 PM
Jennifer Estes wins a contest - I was just informed by Jennifer that she has won a writing contest. Her first win. I am copying her message below.  I am so happy one of our members has achieved success. She is a good example of how persistence pays. Ashok S. Feb 3, 2016 8:02 PM
How To Write When You’re A Parent | WritersDigest.com - I thought this article will be appreciated by some of our members. Ash https://shar.es/1hNJwU If you're a parent (or a writer with outside responsibilities), you'll need to find a way to write in an always-changing, consistently disruptive en Ashok S. Feb 2, 2016 4:25 PM
Agneda for Sunday, February 7 meeting - Agenda for February 7, 2016 meeting, 1:30 pm to 3.30 pm (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your Ashok S. Feb 2, 2016 3:33 PM
The Writing Life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/693642239105302528 Ashok S. Jan 30, 2016 10:56 PM
[Shared Post] Friends with writing - Ashok Shenolikar ([address removed]) thinks you may be interested in the following post: Friends with writing http://www.pilcrowdagger.com/f­riends-with-writing/ Ashok S. Jan 22, 2016 7:57 PM
The Writing life - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/689876259652800512 Ashok S. Jan 20, 2016 6:16 PM
10 Habits of Highly Effective Writers | WritersDigest.com - https://shar.es/16cb8P Here are the good habits you should develop and add in your writing life if you want to find success. This message was sent using ShareThis (http://www.sharethis.com) Ashok S. Jan 5, 2016 4:15 PM
Agenda for January 10, 2016meeting - 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Note to new comers: You Ashok S. Jan 5, 2016 4:04 PM
Happy New Year -   A very happy New Year to all. Keep writing, reading and most of all enjoying it. Ashok S. Jan 1, 2016 10:49 AM
The writing life - A nice quote  https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/680787886782808064 Ashok S. Dec 26, 2015 12:34 PM
Something too think about - https://twitter.com/ScozzariFr­ank/status/678303097886662656 Ashok S. Dec 19, 2015 6:10 PM
Agneda for Dec 6 Meeting - Agenda for December 6, 2015 meeting, 1:30 pm to 3.30 pm (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your Ashok S. Dec 1, 2015 4:15 PM
A nice blog for writers - Came across a nice blog for writers to follow. Look for the article on words and phrases to avoid and one on rules to break when writing Sci Fi. http://thewritingchimp.com Ashok S. Nov 20, 2015 2:50 PM
Agenda for November 1, 2015 -   Daylight Saving Time ends today 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to Ashok S. Oct 27, 2015 5:12 PM
Agenda for Oct 4 Meeting - 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Note to new comers: You Ashok S. Sep 29, 2015 2:45 PM
Peg Kay to speak at the Library of Congress -   Peg will be speaking at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, October 13th at noon. Visit the following web site for details. http://www.washacadsci.org.   Ashok S. Sep 27, 2015 8:05 PM
Agenda for September 13, 2015 meeting - Northern Virginia Writer’s Guild Agenda for September 13, 2015 meeting (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Discussion on how being a writer has affected your l Ashok S. Sep 7, 2015 3:53 PM
Why we write - One of the best tweets I received. Ashok S. Sep 6, 2015 8:40 PM
Want to Be a Writer? It's Time to Act Like a Writer | WritersDigest.com - This is an interesting essay on why writers should dress properly when writing. It may seem trivial, but the author makes some valid points. Enjoy https://shar.es/1vHSUk Ashok S. Aug 25, 2015 4:27 PM
Minutes of August 16, 2015 Meeting - The minutes of last Sunday's meeting have been uploaded to the Meetup's Files. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Ashok S. Aug 20, 2015 4:04 PM
10 Tips for Writing | WritersDigest.com - Some of you may already know these, but it never hurts to go over them again. https://shar.es/1texOR J. Kent Messum, author of award-winning novel BAIT and 2015 novel HUSK, offers ten tips for keeping your writing on track and heading towards Ashok S. Aug 11, 2015 4:51 PM
Agenda for August 16, 2015 meeting -   1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Ashok S. Aug 10, 2015 3:32 PM
Minutes of July 19, 2015 Meeting - Minutes of last Sunday's meeting have been uploaded to the files section. Let me know if you have any observations or comments. Ashok S. Jul 21, 2015 3:39 PM
Leaving the Meetup group - I keep gettign e-mails from memebers to remove their names from the group. Relocation beinbg a major reason. Listed below are Meetup's instructions to leave a group. ____ From the desktop site: Ashok S. Jul 16, 2015 4:29 PM
Agenda for July 19, 2015 meeting - 1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Note Ashok S. Jul 13, 2015 4:13 PM
Fwd: An invitation from Pilcrow & Dagger - For you to consider if you have a story to submit. Ashok ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: < Ashok S. Jun 27, 2015 3:13 PM
9 Ways to a Faster Book Deal | WritersDigest.com - https://shar.es/1qoONG Think there’s nothing you can do to help your submission’s chances? Think again. This message was sent using ShareThis (http://www.sharethis.com) Ashok S. Jun 23, 2015 5:15 PM
Minutes of June 7, 2015 Meeting - The minutes of yesterday's meeting have been uploaded to the files section. Those who attended, please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Ashok S. Jun 8, 2015 4:57 PM
Agenda for Sunday's meeting -   Part 1 (1.30 pm to 2.30 pm) Brief introductions Comment on stories submitted (Please read the stories before the meeting and come prepared to offer your comments): Bug'em to Deat Ashok S. Jun 2, 2015 2:35 PM
Minutes of May 10, 2015 Meeting - The minutes of last Sunday's meeting are uploaded to the files section. Ashok S. May 12, 2015 4:37 PM
Agenda for Sunday's meetup - Northern Virginia Writer’s Guild Agenda for May 10, 2015 meeting (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order rece Ashok S. May 4, 2015 3:10 PM
Yale Screenwriting Prof Marc Lapadula All-Day Screenwriting Seminar at Johns Hopkins 5/9 9AM-5PM - Preview not available Brian D. May 1, 2015 4:03 PM
RE: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] Fwd: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ANNOUNCES NEW LITERARY AGENTS - Preview not available Brian D. May 1, 2015 3:35 PM
Fwd: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ANNOUNCES NEW LITERARY AGENTS - See message from Mary Ellen below. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: F Ashok S. May 1, 2015 2:59 PM
Minutes of meeting on April 12, 2015 - The minutes of last Sunday's meeting have been uploaded to the files section. Those who attended, please let me know if I missed or misstated anything.   Ashok S. Apr 14, 2015 4:32 PM
Re: Book Update - Congratulations Don from all of us. Looks like it is a winner. Ashok S. Apr 6, 2015 3:53 PM
Agenda for the April 12, 2015 meeting - Northern Virginia Writer’s Guild Agenda for April 12, 2015 meeting (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. PC Conversation (15 Minutes) 3. Ashok S. Apr 6, 2015 3:10 PM
Minutes of March meeting - The minutes of yesterday's meeting are posted to the Files section. Those who attended, please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Thanks to everyone who attended and for making it a productive meeting. Ashok S. Mar 9, 2015 8:10 PM
Agenda for March 8 Meeting - 1. Welcome and introductions 2. Comments on stories, in order of submission a. My Fathers Sun - Christopher b. Chapter 1 - Jim c. My Florida - Lee d. Free and Capture People - Denise e. Chapter 1 - Payal Ashok S. Mar 2, 2015 2:04 AM
Agenda for the February 8, 2015 - Agenda for February 8, 2015 meeting (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can Ashok S. Feb 1, 2015 2:59 PM
Taking stock - The Meetup organization has decided to change the annual dues (for Organizers) based on the number of members in a Meetup. Meetup is still free, unless someone wants to chip in. This is a good time to take stock of who wants to continue being a member Ashok S. Jan 29, 2015 5:27 PM
Re: New messages in ✎ LeeAnn Rhoden (Northern Virginia Writers Guild) - I received this mail from LeeAnn. It is self explanatory.  On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Meetup < info@meetup. Ashok S. Jan 20, 2015 7:48 PM
Re: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] Video interview with Paul Auster - Ashok, Glad that you like Murakami. He is one of my favorite writers. Another is Borges. Thank you for the link to Paul Auster. I haven't read his work, but will check them out. Leonard Leonard S. Jan 12, 2015 5:32 PM
Minutes of January 4, 2015 meeting - The minutes of last Sunday's meeting have been uploaded to the Meetup's Files section. Ashok S. Jan 6, 2015 2:56 PM
Video interview with Paul Auster - Paul is one of my favorite authors, besides Murakami. There is good advise in this interview.  The video is long, almost 18 minutes, but it is well with it. Hope you like it. Ashok S. Jan 2, 2015 1:56 PM
Agenda for January 4, 2015 meeting - Agenda for January 4, 2015 meeting (Please note that we are meeting in Room 2) 1. Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). We are picking up where we left in last month's meetin Ashok S. Dec 30, 2014 5:30 PM
Minutes of December 7 Meeting - The minutes of the December 7 meeting have been uploaded to the Files section. Those who attended please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Ashok S. Dec 9, 2014 3:56 PM
Re: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] RE: Featuring Local Writers at the Centreville Regional Library - Ash Dec 9, 2014 3:36 PM
RE: Featuring Local Writers at the Centreville Regional Library - As recommended by Peg Kay, we investigated how the published authors from the NoVA Writer's Gu Ashok S. Dec 9, 2014 3:21 PM
Minutes of November 9, 2014 meeting - Minutes of yesterday's meeting are uploaded to the files section. Ashok S. Nov 10, 2014 5:09 PM
Agenda for November 9, 2014 meeting - Agenda for November 9, 2014 meeting 1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). Please come prepared to offer your comments. You can give a marked up copy to the author o Ashok S. Nov 6, 2014 4:23 PM
Minutes of the October meeting - I have uploaded the minutes of last Sunday's meeting. Those who attended, please let me know if I miss-stated of missed anything. Thanks Ashok S. Oct 8, 2014 4:57 PM
Agenda for October 5, 2014 meeting - Agenda for October 5, 2014 meeting 1. Welcome and brief introductions. (10 Minutes) 2. The writing life – A personal perspective Don Jeffries (40 minutes) • Experience as a writer • Small vs. big conventional Ashok S. Sep 27, 2014 4:09 PM
File upload message - For some reason Meetup is not sending messages about a file upload. Please keep checking for new file uploads. Ashok S. Sep 18, 2014 10:17 PM
not sure if this would interest the group or not - Preview not available Brian D. Sep 10, 2014 8:51 PM
RE: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] [address removed] has shared: How to Be a Writer Literary Agents Want - Please remove me from your email list. I am no longer a member of this group. Jas Sep 10, 2014 3:57 PM
[address removed] has shared: How to Be a Writer Literary Agents Want - Ashok S. Sep 10, 2014 3:20 PM
Fwd: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] Agenda for September 7, 2014 meeting - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jim Kuiken < [address removed] > Date: Mon, Ashok S. Sep 1, 2014 1:15 PM
Agenda for September 7, 2014 meeting -   Mary Ellen informed me that she will not be able to attend the Sept meeting. We will cover her story (I Knew a Secret) in October. Ashok S. Aug 31, 2014 4:08 PM
Agenda for September 7, 2014 meeting - 1. Welcome and very brief introductions. 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received, including the ones we missed in August). You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Ashok S. Aug 31, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] How to analyse poetry - Believe it or not, I have a tutorial on my web site.  It starts with Peg K. Aug 17, 2014 12:06 AM
RE: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] How to analyse poetry - Preview not available George D. Aug 16, 2014 4:10 PM
RE: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] How to analyse poetry - Preview not available George D. Aug 15, 2014 6:18 PM
Re: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] How to analyse poetry - Preview not available WALKER LEE E. Aug 15, 2014 11:10 AM
How to analyse poetry - The attached has some good suggestions on analyzing poetry. I thought it would be helpful in light of the discussion during the last meeting.    Ashok S. Aug 15, 2014 10:49 AM
Agenda for Sunday's meeting -   1: Greetings and introductions 2: Review stories: a. The Dead - Maureen b. Chapter 4 - Peg c. Aunt Marge and Uncle Walt - Patricia Ashok S. Aug 8, 2014 3:13 PM
Minutes of July 6, 2014 meeting - The minutes of the July meeting have been uploaded to Files. Ashok S. Jul 8, 2014 4:38 PM
Agenda for the July 6 meeting - Agenda for July 6, 2014 meeting 1. Welcome and very brief introductions. 2. Prologues — Observations and comments : Peg 3. So, That’s how they do it: A look into how established authors begin their stories: E Ashok S. Jul 1, 2014 10:48 AM
Fwd: Jason R. Margolies sent you a message: Loudoun County Public Library writing contest - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup < [address removed] > Date: Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 11: Ashok S. Jun 22, 2014 12:23 PM
Fwd: Julia B. sent you a message: Invitation to Loudoun County Public Library's 4th Annual Writer's Conference - Forwarding a message I received for those who may be interested. Ashok S. Jun 11, 2014 2:51 PM
June 8 meeting minutes - Minutes of the June 8, 2014 meeting have been uploaded to the files. Those attending please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Ashok S. Jun 9, 2014 5:20 PM
Stories to be reviewed next Sunday - Bob informs me that his most recent submission be reviewed for next Sunday, since it's the introduction for the earlier one. Ashok S. Jun 3, 2014 6:33 PM
Agenda for June 8, 2014 meeting -   1. Welcome and very brief introductions. We will skip this if there are no first timers 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. Ashok S. Jun 2, 2014 4:28 PM
Re: [Northern-Virginia-Writers-Gui­ld] [address removed] has shared: The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing - Great article, Ash!  Thanks for sharing!  Gives me a lot to think about :) Maria On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Ashok Shenolikar < Maria Y. May 20, 2014 5:04 PM
[address removed] has shared: The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing - Ashok S. May 20, 2014 4:20 PM
Minutes of May 18 meeting - Minutes of the May 18 meeting are available in the Meetup's files section. Those who attended please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Ashok S. May 19, 2014 4:19 PM
Fwd: Kate Reutersward sent you a message: Free screening of the film WORDS AND PICTURES! - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup < [address removed] > Date: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11: Ashok S. May 15, 2014 1:03 PM
Fwd: Robin Ferrier sent you a message: 2014 G'burg Book Festival: May 17 -- FREE writing workshops - Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: Meetup Ashok S. May 14, 2014 12:11 PM
File management - I have deleted files from the previous meetings, except the ones with comments. Please delete them if you no longer need them. I will delete meeting minutes after six months. Ashok S. May 12, 2014 4:21 PM
Agenda for the May 18, 2014 meeting -   Very brief introductions Presentation on "What's Point of View and some pointers on how to deal with it." -Leonard Seet. This will be followed by a general discussion. Come prepared with any questions you may have. Ashok S. May 12, 2014 4:16 PM
How to mingle with agents and editors - JJ Madden (we remember her from the Durable Human Manifesto she shared with us last year) contacted me after I sent the article on things authors should not do. JJ wants to share an  article she wrote following a conference for emergi Ashok S. May 4, 2014 3:04 PM
[address removed] has shared: 15 Things a Writer Should Never Do - Ashok S. May 1, 2014 5:01 PM
Welcome New Members - All those who joined recently, welcome to the Guild. If you are interested in attending the next meeting/s please RSVP by logging on to the page. Ashok S. Apr 24, 2014 10:47 PM
Minutes of April 6, 2014 meeting - The minutes of yesterday's meeting are uploaded to the Meetup's Files section. Those who attended please let me know if I missed or misstated anything. Ashok S. Apr 7, 2014 2:54 PM
Agenda for the April 6. 2014 meeting - 1. Welcome and very brief introductions 2. Comments on stories (listed in the order received). You can give a marked up copy to the author or upload a file with track changes. a. Daughter of Revolution Ch 2 – Veronica Ashok S. Mar 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Fwd: Rules for Writing Agent Queries - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Flying Pig Media < [address removed] > Date Ashok S. Mar 19, 2014 1:23 PM
Minutes of March 2, 2014 meeting - I have uploaded the minutes of yesterday's meeting. Those attending please let me know if I misstated or missed anything. The Meetup site is still having some problems. Hope you are able to download. Ashok S. Mar 3, 2014 5:27 PM
Agenda update - Please add Pamela's story The Looping Glitch Chapter 1 - resubmit to your review list for Sunday's meeting. Please note that the Meetup site is under a denial of service attack and the site will be down intermittently. Ashok S. Feb 28, 2014 11:46 AM

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