Modesto Writer's Meeting

  • July 24, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Hope to see you at the meeting. Fourth Thursday of the month. Any questions, please email or call me at [masked], or [masked]-3391.   


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  • Mary

    Sorry, Michelle, I don't know. Are you using a .doc or RT file?

    August 10

  • Michelle P.

    Thanks everyone for your encouraging and great inputs. Question for any computer savvy member. My files seem to be much larger than most. Any idea why?

    July 25

    • Bob N.

      Michelle: You may want to see if there are any graphics of any kind in your file. Other then that it could be the formatting you are using. You may want to go to Kindle and use the formatting they recommend there. You are using a Mac, I believe, but I am sure there are others using that too. Send me a file when you have time and I will look at it.

      August 5

  • Mary

    Yes, fun, fun, meeting. Great input and good reads.

    July 25

  • Kent J.

    Got really great critique's and help on my manuscript. Much Thanks.

    July 25

  • Pam A.

    Another great get-together. Very inspired and helpful. Thanks everyone for all of your wonderful input.

    July 25

  • Beth S.

    Sorry but I won't be able to make the meeting. But maybe next month I will have something to submit.

    July 23

  • Brenda W.

    Sorry I can't make the meeting this week after all.

    July 22

  • Isaac G.

    I just uploaded my file. Sorry for the late post. I was camping this weekend.

    July 22

  • Mary

    Hi Debra,

    You know, we haven't. Sometimes we have a second meeting a month just to discuss writing and the writing market. That might be something to do with a few people from the group.

    Are you coming to the meeting? A lot of people find it pretty motivating. It's only once a month, but it gives you a deadline if you want to submit something. I hope you can make it.


    July 21

    • Debra W.

      Thanks Mary. I have been before but without anything to submit I don't get much out of it and don't feel comfortable commenting on others work. Need to just make the time to do more. I'll work on that. :-)

      July 21

  • Debra W.

    Have you guys ever thought of doing "shut up and write" sessions where we get together and just crank out writing together in a coffee shop. I need to have a time outside the distractions of my house to get me jump started and would love the group activity/commeraudity. Just a thought...

    July 19

  • Gary

    I appreciate your guidance on the short story I am working on. Thanks!

    July 17

  • Brenda W.

    I am putting the novel through a book-in-month grind next month, rather than wait for it to start flowing. I honestly don't know if that's the best thing, but I don't care at this point because I would like to make it past page 50 on at least one novel! Also noticed that I have quite a few half-written short stories. So for group submissions, I figure I am going to tackle those and maybe make it a goal to finish all of them. Thanks to the group because I am starting to see the ways that fear holds me back. I am becoming more willing to try things and see what happens. Right now I have revived a ghost story, of all things. I'd don't generally write that stuff, but for short stories, maybe I do! I always think of people in the group who write in genres I don't deal with. Ghost story for Mary coming up! And maybe then a romance story for Elsa. Oh but wait, I have an unfinished sci-fi too...

    July 13

    • Mary

      Sounds great, Brenda. I like all your stuff, so reading a ghost story by you should be fun. Excellent goal about putting the novel through the book in month grind and getting your short stories done. It'll keep you busy. Maybe we should talk about goals at next month's meeting.

      July 15

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