September 10, 2022
After a break during the month of August we started up the writer’s meetings again. Several writers missed the meeting due to prior commitments. However, those who attended the meeting went through a brief review of some of the topics we covered before the break and then moved on to Module 1 Unit 4 in our “Writers in Residence” books.
In Module 1 Unit 4 we looked at basic sentence construction. We reviewed subjects, simple subjects, predicates and simple predicates. We also talked about word choices and choosing active verbs instead of “to be” verbs and verbs that need helping verbs. We also reviewed choosing specific nouns instead of general nouns to help clarify our story. We also talked about choosing words that sing and including color and words that bring our senses into the story.
Our next meeting will be the 4th Saturday of this month at the Sandpoint Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please bring your writing supplies and a project to work on.
l am sad to report that two of our members will no longer be attending our meetings because they are “about their Father’s business.” Erma and her husband sold their home and will be traveling across the U. S. sharing God’s word with whomever He brings their way. Paula and her husband will be returning home to their Asian nation and continuing their missionary work. God has used these servants mightily and I am glad they are fulfilling God’s call on their life.
I am glad to report that during our break we have received a new writer, Theresa, as part of our group. She writes children’s books and just submitted her manuscript to the publisher. She is excited to continue her journey and join our writers’ group.
I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.
November 19, 2021
Our writer’s group has been blessed with an attendance of six writers who attend the meetings on a regular basis. We have writers working on books of testimonies of what God has done in their lives. The stories are of miraculous events that no human being can ever accomplish. These stories truly present living proof that God is real! Some of the writers also have some awesome poetry that glorifies God. I look forward to helping them attain their goals with their writing.
Our writer’s group met on November 13th at the East Bonner County Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We learned about writing dialogue. Afterwards, I presented the option of using a textbook for our meeting trainings. The textbook is “Writer’s in Residence, Volume 1 Apprentice” by Debra Bell, published by Apologia and available through Christian Book Distributors at a reduced rate as the books are going out of print.
The writers agreed the book was a good idea and each one is purchasing their own copy. We will begin learning from this book when we meet again on January 8th, after the holidays.
Anyone interested in joining our writer’s group can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to have you join us in our writing endeavors. Meanwhile, I want to wish all of you a happy holiday season.