Next Meetup

Parchment and Prose
This writers group meets the first Tuesday of each month and presenting a new topic to assist and inform writers. 7/3/2018 Skipping July because the 1st Wednesday is the 4th of July holiday. 8/7/2018 Writing Critique Groups by David Anderson Explaining critique groups and finding the correct group for your writing. What to look for and avoid in these groups. Also tips for getting and receiving good critiques. 9/4/2018 Well, it’s a short story: An overview of the current short fiction market and what it can do for you Darren Todd, book editor for Evolved Publications and creator of the Rewrite Right tutorial series, will present a tour of the current short fiction markets, some tips on breaking into those markets, as well as discuss how - for any writer - publication and exposure in such venues can be beneficial. 10/2/2018 TBA 11/6/2018 TBA 12/4/[masked] Planning Meeting Past 2018 Presentations 2/6/2018 Styling Your Manuscript with local author Keith Shaw (90 minute hands-on workshop) Because different editors and publishers have different manuscript preferences, it’s important to learn how to use use your word processor’s formatting styles. In this digital age, it’s also important to break the habits you developed when learning to type. So, bring your laptop and a copy of your manuscript, and let's get styling. 1. The value of learning how to create and use styles. 2. How to check for and correct global issues. 3. How to format you manuscript for ebook publication. 3/6/2018 Rewrite Right by Darren Todd Darren Todd, book editor for Evolved Publications and creator of the Rewrite Right tutorial series, will cover numerous writer pitfalls and how to avoid them, with the goal of presenting a more appealing product to editors, no matter the genre or type of writing. 6/5/2018 Word Processing for Writers: Leaving the Long Shadow of Microsoft Word by Darren Todd Looking at the various processors available for authors

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