Monday, November 24, 2014

November Minutes

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Barbara Shoff, Charlotte Smith, Eloise Needleman, Jennifer McMurrain, Saralyn Miller, David Pennel, Irene Chang, Janis Lussmyer, Abigail Singrey, Hank Hankinson, Mary Kincaid, Margery Warder and Rita Durrett were all in attendance. We would like to send a very warm welcome to Marshall Bennett. We’re so glad you came.
Barbara opened the meeting with quick introductions, followed by a public relations report. Jennifer encouraged everyone to share the book of the day on Facebook. Word of mouth is the best form of advertisement and make sure to congratulate those who have a book release, because it’s hard work and a big deal.

Jennifer then gave treasurer’s report and sales are doing well. There are still some outstanding dues, please pay those ASAP. WordWeaver dues are only $10.

Jennifer followed with an anthology report. Seasons of Life is LIVE!! Please spread the word. She then went over how to order additional copies of the anthologies. Remember all anthology business needs to go to

The OWFI newsletter and lack of information was discussed and I’m pleased to announce that as of this evening the rules and regulations for the OWFI contest are up on the OWFI blog,

Our next meeting is a closed meeting, only WordWeaver members* are invited as we will be having our meeting/Christmas party at Eloise Needleman’s house at 1900 Saturn Court. We will be sending out an e-mail with a map closer to time. The Christmas party will be on December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm. Please bring your favorite Christmas party food. *This applies to established members, if you have been a member you are welcome to come even if your dues aren’t current, but please pay your dues ASAP.

If you have a Christmas story you’d like to share, please bring it to the party. Please keep all submissions to 5/6 minutes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

October Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, Oct 21st, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Barbara Shoff, Jayleen Mayes, David Pennel, Marilyn Boone, Jennifer McMurrain, Irene Chang, Rita Durrett, Janis Lussmyer, Saralyn Miller, and Angel Riggs were all in attendance. We would like to send a very warm welcome to Allison Albert. We’re so glad you came.
Barbara opened the meeting with quick introductions, followed by a public relations report. Jennifer informed everyone that if they would let her know when they have new releases she would be more than happy to include them in the Facebook profile pic rotation.

Jennifer followed her public relations report with the treasurer’s report and anthology sales report.

Many decisions were made regarding the Seasons of Life anthology.

1.    ANYTHING REGARDING THE ANTHOLOGIES WILL NOW NEED TO BE E-MAIL TO All other WordWeaver business will still be sent to

2.    The anthology will be sold at Amazon, Kindle, Createspace, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords for the first 3 months. After the first 3 months, if there are no sales during those first 3 months, the anthology will go in the Kindle Selects program to utilize their promotional materials.

3.    Every author who participated in the anthology will receive 1 copy of the anthology at cost, which is $4.52. The WordWeaver organization will pick up the cost of shipping and handling for this one time shipment. You must notify the WordWeavers via if you’d like your author copy by November 15, 2014.

4.    WordWeavers will be able to order books for their book signings at a discounted cost. A $3.00 fee will be added to the cost of book including shipping and handling. WordWeavers can then do whatever they see fit with the books they have purchased, no more money will be owed to the WordWeavers. Order forms will be provided. You will be able to pay via check, PayPal, credit/debit or cash (please keep in mind we may not always have change).

The meeting concluded with Barbara asking everyone what direction they’d like to see the WordWeavers move in. There were talks of critiquing no more than three submissions on a first come first serve basis, knowledge share programs, and writing prompt exercises.
The next WordWeavers meeting will be November 18, 2014 at 6:30 at the Bartlesville Public Library, meeting room B.