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About jmvandenberg

I'm a writer, blogger, podcaster, book lover, runner, world traveler, Disney expert, Marvel fan, science enthusiast, scrapbooker, dreamer

It’s Time for our Annual Potluck

Once a year, we all gather together, eat good food, and enjoy the fellowship of our fellow writers without the structure of a planned program. This year our potluck is being held on Friday, May 19, 2017. Marcia and Doyle … Continue reading

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A Short Review of Orson Scott Card’s Book, Character and Viewpoint

By Jim Middleton For people with no formal training in writing, Orson Scott Card presents excellent examples of writing and theory on how character development, narrator choice and manipulation, what viewpoint you chose, and what character you use as pov … Continue reading

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Insights from an Amateur Writer – Jim Middleton’s Friday Program

Jim Middleton joined our group last year and in that time he has worked hard on his story and it shows. On Friday, April 21, he will pull back the curtain on how he has improved as a writer. Since … Continue reading

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Yes, you can sell your book in places other than Amazon – Kyle’s Friday Program

Author Kyle Pratt will speak at the Lewis County Writers Guild meeting on Friday, March 17th at The Station Coffee Bar & Bistro, in Centralia. He will be teaching  indie publishing, specifically how use distributors such as Amazon, Nook, Kobo, … Continue reading

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Going Deep with Research

This Friday, prepare to take a leap off the deep end of storytelling. Kristen Millares Young will give a talk about how research can improve your story if used correctly.  Kristen is a  celebrated novelist and journalist with an impressive … Continue reading

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How to Find the Freebies

Below is a list with links to the freebies that Jennifer talked about last Friday. From motivation to editing there is something for everyone. Nanowrimo Goal Tracker http://www.nanowrimo.org Nanowrimo has year-round resources for all writers, not just ones who participated … Continue reading

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Friday’s Meeting is full of Freebies

If you are a beginning or unpublished writer you may not have the funds to pay people to edit your work or create cool covers. While it is true that if you want to be successful in the long run … Continue reading

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