Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Meeting Minutes and News

On Tuesday, October 18th, the WordWeavers had their monthly meeting. Diana Purser, Denise Jarmola, Heather Davis, Rita Durrett, Barbara Shoff, Jim Bartmess, Marilyn Boone and Jennifer McMurrain were all present. A special welcome to Jim Bartmess, we hope you make WordWeavers part of your writing routine.

Old business included paying of dues. If you have not paid your dues, you can still be a member of WordWeavers, its $10.00 for WordWeavers and if you’d like to join OWFI through us it’s $15.00. Joining OWFI as a Member-at-Large is $25.00, so think of joining through WordWeavers as a two for one special.

The entry forms are out for the 2012 Bartlesville Friends of the Library Creative Writing Contest. You can pick up a form at the library or you can download a form by going to http://www.bartlesville.lib.ok.us/ . WordWeavers did very well in this contest this year; let’s hope our success continues in 2012.

Don’t forget http://www.cleverfiction.com/ has a short story prompt every week. It’s an excellent writing exercise, plus you can gain valued feedback from fellow writers.
We have two members with their works on Amazon.com, check out:

Murder Goes to Church by C.D. Jarmola (http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Goes-to-Church-ebook/dp/B005MGP53O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319679075&sr=8-1 )

and Rita Durrett’s mystery romance novels:

Keeping Secrets (http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00596749U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319679122&sr=1-1 ),

Smugglers in Paradise (http://www.amazon.com/Smugglers-in-Paradise-ebook/dp/B005EDMFQ0/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 ) and

Calypso Princess (http://www.amazon.com/The-Calypso-Princess-ebook/dp/B005FB4BDQ/ref=pd_sim_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2).

We had a very special guest speaker, Linda Boulanger from Treasureline Publishing, who presented a very informative speech on eBooks and ePublishing, not to mention the perks of going through a nontraditional publisher. I’m not going to try to sum up all the information she gave us, but remember if you have questions to use the e-mail address she gave us. If you were there and don’t know the address, e-mail Bville_WordWeavers@yahoo.com and I’ll send it to you.

Our next meeting will be November 15th at 7:00 pm at the Bartlesville Public Library in Meeting Room A (upstairs). Food and drinks are welcome in that room. I look forward to see you all there. Happy Writing ~Jennifer