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Fwd: Last Call For Books to Sell at the Festival of the Written Word - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Metzger, Tina < [address removed] > Date: Tue Greg S. Sep 22, 2015 4:46 PM
ReWriters: Writers Endeavor Critique Group - Rewriters, We are very lucky to have some excellent professional writers in Richmond. We are doubly lucky that one of them is running a select critique group. Greg S. Sep 21, 2015 11:24 PM
James Patterson Master Class - Some of you have asked about taking the James Patterson Master Class in writing. I just bought a copy for Agile Writers and you can find it in the MembersOnly->Library->Bo­oksNStuff folder. Let me know what you think Greg S. Sep 20, 2015 4:10 PM
Fwd: SWAMP RITES is now available for sale - Congratulations to our newest member: Judith Howell on the publishing of her first novel! Greg ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Greg S. Sep 17, 2015 6:49 PM
Re: [agilewriterclub] The Agile Writer Interviews - Hi Greg, Ursula R. S. Sep 17, 2015 5:24 PM
The Agile Writer Interviews - All, I'm planning an interview series of local published authors and soon-to-be published authors and anyone noteworthy in the writing and publishing arena. I expect this to be blogged, not live. Al Greg S. Sep 17, 2015 4:24 PM
Fwd: Blog Site - I happened upon an amazing website that is FULL of useful information and a plethora of tools for writers: � Greg S. Sep 15, 2015 1:01 AM
Fwd: Invitation to Book Signing - Hello, All, Greg S. Sep 8, 2015 3:27 PM
Thanks for the reviews! - I want to thank all of you who have contributed a review on Scott's and my latest book "Reel Heroes & Villains". If you have a chance, please go to and add your own review.  Greg S. Sep 5, 2015 11:10 AM
Fwd: PUBLISHING WORKSHOP & FREE BOOK SIGNING TABLES - 2 Opportunities here: Greg S. Sep 3, 2015 9:16 PM
Fwd: 48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling Open Culture - Angel sends this link for Joseph Campbell videos! Greg ==============================­==== Thought you might find this interesting and might want to share with the group . Greg S. Sep 2, 2015 12:24 PM
Reel Heroes & Villains : Seminar and Free Stuff! - Hey all, We had a good turnout - about 20 people. And Katie and Jane won the door prizes. Scott and I really appreciate your coming out and helping us kick off our book launch. Greg S. Aug 31, 2015 9:02 PM
Reel Heroes & Villains : Seminar and Free Stuff! - If you were on the fence about showing up to Monday's "Beyond Agile Writers: Heroes and Villains" check this out: There will be a drawing for $25 gift cards to each of Regal Theaters and Barnes and Noble. So please come o Greg S. Aug 29, 2015 12:32 PM
Developmental Editing / Review - All, I just reviewed 2 Agile Writer's books and found that we all got a lot out of it.  I invite anyone who wants to have me do a critique of their completed first- or second-draft to send me Greg S. Aug 28, 2015 6:10 PM
Agile Writer Book Drive - All, I want to thank everyone for bringing in books for the Agile Writer Book Drive. So far we've collected around 50 books and 30 magazines. I plan to make a trip each Friday to the Ricmond Friends of the Homeles Greg S. Aug 26, 2015 10:29 PM
Fwd: Elsie, a few Google+ posts you may like - Elsie says... This is from the author at conference I attended. The DPOV information I forwarded.  Maybe someone else could use this ---------- For Greg S. Aug 25, 2015 6:00 PM
Book Drive - Remember to bring your gently used, but no longer wanted novels and magazines for the Agile Writers / Friends of the Homeless book drive! Greg Greg S. Aug 19, 2015 11:41 AM
Literary Agents want you! - Heather McIntosh recommends this site from Writers Digest:­ditor-blogs/guide-to-literary-­agents Greg S. Aug 18, 2015 10:56 PM
Hitchcock says... - Hey,  I just watched 30 minutes of an Alfred Hitchcock documentary. I digested the notes below. While not all of it pertains to nov Greg S. Aug 15, 2015 4:55 PM
Fwd: Self-Published Ebook Awards Deadline: August 31, 2015 - Cat Brennen shares this... Greg S. Aug 14, 2015 8:54 AM
Fwd: [Aliventures] Making Bad Things Happen to Good Characters - Greg S. Aug 13, 2015 10:59 AM
Deep Point of View (Or Close Third Person) - Elsie just shared this great slideshow from the Christian Writers Conference she attended. You can find it in the Members Only -> Library -> BooksNStuff ->Deep POV Identity Theft.PPTX folder. This is the same inf Greg S. Aug 12, 2015 11:14 PM
How to respond to bad reviews - That said, no matter what the nature of a negative review, my way of handling the situat Greg S. Aug 12, 2015 5:15 PM
Call for Books and Magazines - All, Agile Writers is working with Richmond Friends of the Homeless to provide books to the needy. Friends of the Homeless offers free hot meals to homeless folks in Richmond. If you have any o Greg S. Aug 12, 2015 3:11 PM
Family Christian Stays Afloat - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Gregg approved the sale of Family Christian Stores to FC Acquisition for between $52.4 million and $55.7 million on Tuesday, allowing the largest Christian retail chain in the nation to re Greg S. Aug 12, 2015 12:04 PM
Approval Sought for Family Christian Reorg Plan - With a hearing set today for a Grand Rapids courtroom, attorneys for Family Christian Stores have filed a brief asking Judge John Gregg to approve the reorganization plan. The attorneys noted that all the class Greg S. Aug 11, 2015 1:39 PM
Fwd: TODAY at 11 am at Main Library - Agilists! Here's an event this morning... Hope you can make it! Greg Greg S. Aug 1, 2015 9:57 AM
Fwd: NEW WRITER EVENTS, STARTING THIS SATURDAY - Our good friends over at Richmond's Main Library have a calendar of events to share! Greg S. Jul 28, 2015 6:27 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Non-Fiction Writers - Non-Fiction Writers has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. I've decided to integrate Non-Fiction writers with the Wednesday night meetings. Please stand by as I discover how to work the groups together. Best, Greg S. Jul 28, 2015 12:05 AM
Couple Plans To Give Away 35-Acre Virginia Farm Through An Essay Contest -­_connection/15/07/17/couple_pl­ans_to_give_away_35_acre_virgi­nia_farm_through Greg S. Jul 21, 2015 7:04 PM
Fwd: Self Published Author for 07/21/2015 - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Self Published Author by Bowker < [address removed] > Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Subject: Self Published Author for 07/21/2015 To: customer < Greg S. Jul 21, 2015 1:22 PM
Beyond Agile Writers: Self Publishing - All, The seminar went well. Thanks to all who came out. For those who are members go to and click on Members Only / LIbrary / Seminars to find the Selfpublishing-Full.pptx seminar notes. Greg S. Jul 20, 2015 9:50 PM
Fwd: Letting you know about Reedsy - Check out this website and get back to me with your thoughts! GREG =========================== Greg S. Jul 20, 2015 1:12 PM
eBook Sales Dropped in First Quarter - Greg S. Jul 17, 2015 11:47 AM
Fwd: Writer's contest - Cat Brennan says... Greg S. Jul 16, 2015 12:29 AM
Fwd: MAIN WRITERS GROUP - Reminder - FYI... Greg S. Jul 13, 2015 12:33 PM
Fwd: 20 misused English words - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Larry McCann < [address removed] > Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015 Subject: 20 misused English words To: Gregory Smith < Greg S. Jul 11, 2015 10:25 PM
Some not so excited about "Go Set A Watchman" - Amidst all the speculation, and high anticipation, attending the publication of Harper Lee’s "lost" novel, Go Set a Watchman, there is one thing worth bearing in mind: there is a reason it was not publish Greg S. Jul 10, 2015 11:37 AM
Beyond Agile Writers: Social Media for Authors - Hey gang, The slides for our most recent Beyond Agile Writers Seminar (Sharvette Mitchell and Social Media for Authors) is now available. Go to http://AgileWriter Greg S. Jul 1, 2015 7:12 PM
Fwd: 50 ways to promote your book - Cat Brennen shares this... Greg S. Jun 30, 2015 2:44 PM
Fwd: Crazy vs. Cozy: Deconstructing Differences Between Thrillers & Mysteries - For all you mystery writers out there... Greg S. Jun 30, 2015 2:02 PM
Beyond Agile Writers: Social Media Marketing (Monday, June 29, 7pm, Martin's) - Social Media has become the great equalizer. Readers are no longer exposed to just the New York Times best sellers but ev Greg S. Jun 25, 2015 8:11 PM
Barnes & Noble are having a tough time... - If you ever doubted B&Ns problems, you can read more about them here... In particular look at what's happening with the Nook. Oddly they didn't mention the BN closings around the nation. Greg S. Jun 25, 2015 12:51 PM
Amazon to pay Kindle authors by the page... -­iness/archive/2015/06/amazon-p­ublishing-authors-payment-writ­ing/396269/ Greg S. Jun 20, 2015 11:58 PM
Christian Book Store in Trouble - Greg S. Jun 19, 2015 1:33 PM
Fwd: Keith Van Allen presents THE GREAT CARBUNCLE feature film project! - Keith Van Allen - a former Agile Writer - is making a movie! ================== Keith Van Allen presents THE GREAT CARBUNCLE feature film project! Greg S. Jun 19, 2015 8:32 AM
Fwd: GRAY BASNIGHT TALK - Last Reminder - FYI... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jenkins-Jones, Meldon D. - RPL < Meldon.Jenkins Greg S. Jun 15, 2015 3:18 PM
Fwd: Personal Matter -- Mini-Storage I'm Trying to Empty - A fellow writers group leader sends the following... Feel free to contact Joe directly at the email in the header... Greg ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Fro Greg S. Jun 12, 2015 11:27 PM
Fwd: VA Writer's Conference Announcement - The Virginia Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is hosting a one-day writer’s conference on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Woodbridge, VA. There will be 14 workshops on the craft of writing, and publishing / marketin Greg S. Jun 10, 2015 1:34 PM
Fwd: New messages in ✎ Jan Kardys (Agile Writer Workshop) - Jan Kardys Greg S. Jun 10, 2015 12:45 PM
Writer House news: Contest closing... - Greg S. Jun 10, 2015 11:04 AM
Beyond Agile Writers: Social Media w/ Sharvette Mitchell - Using Social Media To Promote Your Brand and Your Books!    Monday, June 29,[masked]PM Martin's Food Market 11361 Midlothian Turnpi Greg S. Jun 10, 2015 10:38 AM
Non-Fiction Writers - Hello Non-Fiction Writers! Thanks for a great meeting tonight.  If you haven't already joined the Agile Writer Workshop meetup, please do so! All future meetings Greg S. Jun 9, 2015 8:27 PM
Book Sales dropped in Feb - Greg S. Jun 5, 2015 12:44 PM
Fwd: You busy Monday? - Here's a note from our June Beyond Agile Writers speaker... She's going to talk about Facebook Monday... Greg S. Jun 5, 2015 10:04 AM
The New Blog Feed - All, I've updated the home page at to include a nice animated blog feed. Check it out! Greg Greg S. Jun 4, 2015 1:13 AM
Fwd: My Published Short Story - Jerry's story of Richmond noir is available for purchase. Check out his email below... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Greg,   The digital June issue is now Greg S. Jun 1, 2015 11:14 AM
Fwd: want to sell your book to a major publisher? - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Steve Harrison < [address removed] > Date: Thu, M Greg S. May 28, 2015 2:24 PM
Is This Book Going To Destroy The Novel As We Know It? -­05/is-this-book-going-to-destr­oy-the-novel-as-we-know-it.htm­l Greg S. May 22, 2015 9:55 AM
Beyond Agile Writers June - All,   The next Beyond Agile Writers will be June 29th from 7-9pm at Martin's.   There is no topic at this time.   Please respond with a topic you would most like a seminar on. Greg S. May 20, 2015 2:30 PM
Writer House... - Upcoming Events “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou,I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Dear Gregory Smith, Do you have a story inside you just begging to be told? A piece of fantastical fiction Greg S. May 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Subplots -­/en/community/community/reso Greg S. May 18, 2015 2:07 PM
Fwd: 5 Quotes by Legendary Writer William Zinsser (In Memoriam) | - From Larry... Greg S. May 14, 2015 11:17 PM
Writerhouse news... - Greg S. May 14, 2015 2:28 PM
Fwd: Pilcrow & Dagger - Hey all, friend of Agile Writers Jerry Hildebrand had a story published this month. Let's all congratulate him! Greg ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Jerry Hilde Greg S. May 12, 2015 3:57 PM
Proofreading software/sites - Here's a good reivew of 4 different proofreading services - including a human...­proofreading-test-roundup " Th Greg S. May 8, 2015 3:38 PM
Good writing advice - http://www.novel-writing-help.­com/writing-in-the-third-perso­n.html Greg S. May 6, 2015 5:58 PM
C'ville & Writers House Contest -­hp?option=com_content&view­=article&id=1320:contest&­catid= Greg S. May 1, 2015 2:41 PM
Cancelling May 11 "Beyond Agile Writers" - All, I'm very sorry but my plans for May 11's "Beyond Agile Writers: Book Stores" have fallen apart. I am not able to make it that night and won't be able to moderate. I've emailed Kelly Justice at Fountain Books and thanked her for her conside Greg S. Apr 29, 2015 10:37 PM
Another View of Plot - Here's a video from the "Plot Whisper" How does this compare to the Agile Writer Method? Greg https://www. Greg S. Apr 24, 2015 3:15 PM
Young Adult fiction in trouble? - Greg S. Apr 23, 2015 2:02 PM
Creative Non-Fiction - For all of you interested i Creative Non-Fiction, check out this course from UoR Ongoing Studies program: "Creative nonfiction - the essay, memoir, blog, etc. - has become the primary literature of the 21st Century. This class Greg S. Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM
Beyond Agile Writers: Book Stores - We have representatives from two bookstores coming to Beyond Agile Writers on April 27th. One from Barnes&Noble and the other from Fountain Books. Send me your questions about getting your book on books Greg S. Apr 13, 2015 2:10 PM
Events at the Main Library - Reminder: Greg S. Apr 9, 2015 9:51 PM
Fwd: The Write Now! Coach Blogs - Greg S. Apr 7, 2015 12:52 PM
Fwd: Three Stats on the Mobile Future - Greg S. Apr 6, 2015 9:15 AM
Agile Text Analysis - Hey Gang, Greg S. Apr 2, 2015 10:27 PM
Fwd: Illumination Book Awards Now Open - Calling All Christian Authors & Publishers - For my Christian Inspirational Writers... Greg ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jim Barnes, Awards Director < Greg S. Apr 2, 2015 7:19 PM
Fwd: Early Registration Deadline Tonight for Summer Writing Camp - FYI... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: WriterHouse Information < [address removed] > Greg S. Mar 31, 2015 2:26 PM
Fwd: BOOK IT! BookExpo America 2015 in NYC * Just a Few Weeks Left to Join Me...First Come, First Served - This looks good for those of you who are self publishing... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Stephanie Starner-Greiner < Greg S. Mar 26, 2015 11:59 AM
Fwd: Spring Announcements - Greg S. Mar 25, 2015 12:05 PM
Richmond Writers Series - We have some amazing writers right here in Richmond. UofR will feature these writers in the coming weeks and months. Learn more here The Writers Series is designed to expose Richmond students, the greater university community, and Greg S. Mar 23, 2015 11:30 AM
Fwd: Re: Article submission accepted - Our own Sally K. Norton will be published in a wellness journal! Hi Greg, Here you can see the good news that I will be published Greg S. Mar 19, 2015 11:32 AM
Fwd: Free Writing & Publishing Classes in March & April - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jane Friedman < [address removed] > Date: Wed, Mar Greg S. Mar 18, 2015 3:46 PM
Fwd: Festival of the Book - Greg S. Mar 17, 2015 11:47 AM
Short Fiction / Non Fiction Writers - All, The Short Fiction and Non Fiction meetings are being moved from Thursdays to Tuesdays. I have a class on Thursdays that is a conflict. Please consult the Calendar to verify the days we are meeting. Best, Greg " Greg S. Mar 8, 2015 9:29 PM
How to write a non-fiction book description that sells - All, If you're in the Non-Fiction book group (Thursdays) you'll be interested in the latest file I've uploaded to the Meetup Files area. It is a PDF that describes how to describe your book to a reader to make them want to buy it. It's Greg S. Mar 5, 2015 3:51 PM
Fwd: HBO Launches Diverse Writing Fellowship For Emerging Writers - Brandi alerts us to this... Greg S. Feb 27, 2015 5:18 PM
Beyond Agile Writer Topics - Here are some proposed topics for Beyond Agile Writers. Please review and comment. Also please let me know if you have a topic you want to see... Greg S. Feb 20, 2015 9:22 PM
Tonight's meeting - To everyone who stayed home, thanks for the heads up you sent out letting us know your plans. I'm glad you had the good sense to judge for yourself whether it was safe to drive tonight. We did have about 10 people show up after all including Ho Greg S. Feb 18, 2015 11:16 PM
Beyond Agile Writers: Agent, Writer, Publisher, Editor Karen Owens - Writer, editor and publisher Karen Owen will address Beyond Agile Writers on Feb. 24 from 7:30-9 p.m. Karen has been a librarian, an editor and columnist for the Times-Dispatch and The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg), owned her own publishing compan Greg S. Feb 18, 2015 7:33 PM
Weather - Hey all,   The weather is a bit tricky today. The main roads and many secondary roads are clear. But there is a 50% chance of snow tonight.   I plan to have a meeting tonight. But please, use y Greg S. Feb 18, 2015 9:08 AM
No Seminar this weekend - I inadvertently announced at the last meeting that there would be a seminar this Saturday. The next seminar is Saturday February 21, at 1pm at Martin's. Best, Greg Greg S. Feb 12, 2015 11:16 PM
Fwd: ScreenwritingU: "How to get an Agent or Manager" free teleconference - FYI: I just uploaded this file to our "BooksNStuff" link on the site. Greg ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Lar Greg S. Feb 12, 2015 8:42 PM
Marketing in parenting and family, business, inspiration, relationship, health - I'm not sure this fits your needs, but I'm sharing to let you know. Hi Gregory, Greg S. Feb 12, 2015 1:05 PM
Fwd: Free Literary Event, Prose Poetry, and International Mother Language Day - Greg S. Feb 10, 2015 11:25 PM
Fwd: [ScreenwritingU] FREE CLASS: How To Get An Agent - FYI... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: ScreenwritingU < [address removed] > D Greg S. Feb 6, 2015 8:53 AM
Agile Writer Text Analysis - All, One of the benefits of being an active Agile Writer is access to our "Members Only" website. One of the features of the Members Only area is the " Text Analysis " tool. Greg S. Jan 28, 2015 10:56 PM
60 Bestselling Word Counts - Hey all, I just got this PDF on word counts for popular novels. I've uploaded it to our Meetup site­/65-Bestselling-Word-Counts Greg S. Jan 23, 2015 4:37 PM
Greg Smith @ The Writing Show - All, As we announced at the last meeting, I will be a featured panelist at the February 25 "The Writing Show" hosted by James River Writers. I have created a meeting announcement on the Calendar. We had discussed cancelling the meeting Greg S. Jan 22, 2015 12:55 PM

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