The Shreveport Writers Club August 2018 meeting was held at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch on August 4th.
President Tiffany Pennywell led the meeting, which began with the greeting and welcoming of visitors.
Next, writers who had submitted their work within the last month were recognized with “Making the Mark Awards.” Rob Hudgens and Loretta Casteen claimed their prize pens.
The writers then participated in the Flash Writing Exercise. Each person was tasked with ten minutes of writing on one of these topics:
- Memorable moment at a funeral
- Lost patience
- I thought I would hate it, but…
- Desperate measures
- Open topic
Next, came the business discussion. Dues were explained ($20/year) and the club heard suggestions on speakers for future meetings and participating in events. Loretta Casteen was nominated by Tiffany Pennywell for the vacant secretary position. The motion of nomination was seconded by Jim Freeman. The motion carried by voice vote.
In the discussion portion of the meeting, members discussed the importance of social media for marketing. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more were emphasized for their usefulness in connecting writers with their audience.
Rounding out the meeting was the “Round Robin.” Several members shared finished work and works-in-progress.
Note: The next Critique Group will be held at the Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am to 12 pm. Members are encouraged to bring work to share, or to simply participate in discussing others’ work constructively.
In July we held our Shreveport Writers Club Meeting at Rick’s Records. There, Rick gave us a pep talk about how to follow our dreams as writers. He also told us not to listen to other critics or even our own negative thoughts when it came to our writing. Rick also shared his experiences with publishing traditionally and self-publishing. We want to thank Rick for sharing his space and, wisdom and experience with the group.
We also want to give a shout out to a couple of members who gave readings at the Agora Borealis this month. They did a great job and I hope they continue sharing their work.
On August 4th, Saturday, we will be meeting at the Broadmoor Library. From 10am-12pm, come out to work on flash writing, have a discussion with us and share some of the work you’ve been focusing on.
We will also be giving an update on the secretarial position.
Visitors are always welcomed and remember to “Write on!”.
This Saturday, there will be a Critique Group at Broadmoor Library. From 10-12pm, bring your written work to have members listen to or hear parts that you are working on. Also come by to be an ear and support for others.
Always remember to “Write on”!
A reminder that we are meeting Saturday, 7/7/18, at Rick’s Records to hold the Shreveport Writer’s Club. It will be held from 10am-12pm. The address is 3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105.
We hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday today!
Also, a reminder that we will be holding our Saturday meeting at Rick’s Records from 10am-12pm. (3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105).
Come out and hear Rick speak on his fantsy fiction novel and publishing experience.
On July 7th, we will being holding the Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting at Rick’s Records (3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105).
The shop owner, Rick Colon, will be talking to us about his fantasy fiction book series.
We are thankful, for him to be opening his doors for us and speaking about his book writing process and traditional publishing.
The meeting starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. Remember, that visitors are always welcomed!