Monday, December 28, 2009

December meeting

Congratulations to Jomana on her 2nd place finish in the writers contest. Anytime you can put yourself out with countless numbers of other individuals and come in either WIN, PLACE, or SHOW, that is something to be really proud of.

Since our last meeting in December was held the week of Christmas, we had a smaller than usual turn-out, but we still had a very good discussion. Following is a short re-cap:

  • Critiqued Joanie's query letter.

  • Rich gave us info on obtaining copyrights through the Library of Congress.

  • The Writers Journey by Christopher Vogler is another good source for budding writers.

Fred informed us that Jason would no longer be with the group as he has moved to Utah to pursue his future. We wish him the best. With the internet, we can still keep in touch. He will be missed.

We also discussed the cancellation of meetings in inclement weather. If the Ohio County Schools are closed for a snow day on the date we are having our meeting at the Highlands, our meeting will be cancelled also. Our individual safety should always be at the forefront of what we do.

It was also brought up about having each blog sent directly to your e-mail account. To do this, when you're writing a new blog, go to the Settings tab on the top, and then go to the e-mail tab. We have six people signed up for this now. We can have a maximum of 10 people. If you find that you're already on the e-mail list, do not add yourself again. One drawback of this is that you never go to the actual blog to see the information posted on the side of the blog. We discussed URL's such as Penn writers and WV Writers. Those sites are posted on the side of the blog.

Our next meeting is on January 18, 2010, 7:00 pm at Books-A-Million, at the Highlands.

Finally, for those of you not at the last meeting, ask Rich about his new job. It sounds really fascinating.


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