Last Friday, a group of us gathered around our conference table at The Station and brainstormed topics for future Guild meeting presentations. We had an excellent turnout, and good ideas were tossed around.
The board was re-elected with no changes. Your 2018-2019 board is as follows:
- President – Pat Thompson
- Vice President – Kyle Pratt
- Treasurer/Note-taker/Social Media Administrator – Jennifer Vandenberg
- Event Manager – Amy Flugel
- Email Administrator – Larry Roth
The Southwest Washington Writers Conference was a big success. Pat reported that we will be giving $2,000 in scholarships to students at Centralia Community College.
Jennifer is looking for anyone who wants to contribute a blog post for the guild website. If you have something you want to write about, get in touch with her.
Amy is looking for writers to sign up for Nanowrimo. There will be lots of write-ins this November with chances to win prizes. See her for details.
We ended the meeting by listing presentations we’d like to see. The following ideas were proposed:
- query letters
- show don’t tell
- developing a writing habit
- writing dialogue
- taking the meeting to a public space
- book covers
- how to make your first million
- finishing first drafts
- the second draft
- when you know you’re finished
- pantser vs. outliner
- essays and non-fiction.
If you have any other ideas, bring them to any board member. If you know of someone who could give a program to the group, let us know. We need several presenters over the next year to make the meetings as helpful as possible.