Friday, September 23, 2011

September Meeting Minutes and News

Tuesday, September 20th, WordWeavers held their montly meeting. Jennifer McMurrain, Denise Jarmola, Rita Durrett, Barbara Shoff, Tawnya York, Heather Davis and Marilyn Boone were all in attendance.

During the first hour we discussed our current projects. Denise Jarmola has added her name to our e-book authors with her cozy murder mystery "Murder Goes to Church", which is available at Amazon.com. Don't forget Rita Durrett has three of her books on both Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.

Marilyn Boone shared information regarding the Nimrod Literacy Awards Conference, which is on October 22nd at the University of Tulsa, more information can be found here: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/conference.html

Denise Jarmola shared some information regarding the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Oklahoma Chapter Conferences, more information regarding the group can be found here : http://www.scbwiok.org

Ladies Home Journal is doing their annual Personal Essay Contest, more information can be found on that here: http://www.lhj.com/community/books/2011-personal-essay-contest

If you're looking for a great writing exercise with critiques check out Pat Slippery's blog, where there is a weekly challenge: http://cleverfiction.weebly.com/index.html

Speaking of blogs as a group it's important to help spread the word about each other's writing, so here are links to all the blogs and websites of the WordWeavers. Please take the time to read, comment and share on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Word of mouth is our best advertisement. Here are the links:

Heather Davis: http://www.minivan-momma.com

Denise Jarmola: http://devotionsfromtheresidentheretic.blogspot.com

Jennifer McMurrain: http://nightingalestories.blogspot.com
http://www.jennifermcmurrain.com

Rita Durrett: http://www.ritawritesromances.com

The rest of the meeting was spent critiquing.Our next meeting will be October 18th at 7pm at the Bartlesville Public Library in Meeting Room B (sorry no food or drinks). We will be critiquing work from Heather, Barbara and Denise. Hope to see you there, until then - Happy Writing.