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Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes Cherie Lee, author/writing expert



HAPPY Valentine’s Day

feel the love!

SSWW Welcomes Author and

Writing Workshop Expert

Cherie Lee

A special meeting is planned

Please join us!

WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting

WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner - Enter off Chaparral Rd - 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room

WHEN: FEB 27th, 2012 - Wed. 5:30-7:30

HOW: PLEASE - RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder

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WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.

Speaker Bio: Cherie Lee, author and writing workshop expert

After earning an AA degree from Glendale Community College, Cherie Lee started her writing career with non-fiction works for the college newspaper, then for Sun Life magazine. Curiosity guides her tall tales. Her fictional stories take her to interesting places leaving little time for household chores or yard work. Currently she is editing two completed children stories while waiting for results from contests for her adult short stories.

Workshop Talk:

Every writing life starts with an idea or with a curious interest why something happened in your personal life or in history. Mine come like weeds. When I know that idea won’t work for me, I use it for a blog for readers to use as an exercise or a story. Entering contests stretches writing abilities and ensures deadlines are met. I love doing them. A short mini workshop for planning a character or a story idea will be based on an umbrella. Contact info: [masked]

My book is a book of beginning scenes for teachers and writers to utilize for writing exercises, story starters, overcoming writer's block, or journal writing or bell work at the start of a class. Each teaser is followed by a series of questions to spark a writer's imagination. The one hundred and thirty examples are divided into six major categories for characters, settings and descriptions, plot, dialogue, and exercises. However, each story teaser can be used by itself at any time if it appeals to the writer. There is a writer's resource listing at the end of the book.

The book is available on:


My Space:


See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.

MENU: A light dinner - salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST: $22.00 for members - $25.00 for guests – PLEASE RSVP. Thank you.

CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (SSWW) prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you for the help.

CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!

AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.

DIRECTIONS: Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear - two large parking lots.

Note: best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4th Floor Grille – not from the main entrance.

From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way in – again, not through the main lobby. Welcome!

Goals of the Group

  • Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
  • Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
  • Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
  • Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
  • Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
  • Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
  • Support and challenge each other to always be writing
  • Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
  • Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams

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  • Patricia L. B.

    Lots if energy by our members
    Good info from our speaker
    Great support by all

    February 27, 2013

  • Christina J.

    Unfortunately something came up and will have to miss this one.

    February 26, 2013

  • Clare M.

    This is my first meeting

    February 16, 2013

  • Patricia L. B.

    Cherie is a non-fiction and Children's Picture Book author.

    December 18, 2012

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