Welcome to the Writing Group @ Kamiah Library
Anyone interested in writing is invited to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. beginning Dec. 12, 2017. No experience is necessary and all genres are welcome.
We will be using some resources from the UNC Writing Center.
Each month I will update this page with what we cover in the meeting.
For starters, here's a video with author Lee Child sharing what's he's learned about dialogue usage and how research factors into his writing.
Writing Group Meeting Recap
May 8 - In attendance at the May meeting were: April, Jeff, Ardith, Arnetta and Norma. Ardith read a story about searching for an onion and finding a portal to another dimension.
Jeff suggested that for the June meeting, all attendees bring a 500-word story on a theme (no names) and then the pile is shuffled and redistributed and read. Then we guess who wrote what. The theme will be posted here ASAP!
March and April meetings - no notes available.
Feb. 13 - In attendance at the third meeting were: Wendy, Norma, Burton, Arnetta, Pam, Jeff, Donna, and Cathy. New members Donna and Wendy introduced themselves.
To begin, these two items were shared by April:
Pam suggested compiling area authors' writing into a book that could be sold as a fundraiser for the library. Sounds awesome - Pam will keep us updated!
We also talked about the ethics of writing the stories/memoirs of others versus making it your own (especially with strained relationships), whether sharing is integral to the writing process, and the popularity of serial short stories.
For the March 13 meeting we will continue sharing personal pieces of writing, so don't be shy!
Jan. 9 - In attendance at the second meeting were: Roxanne, Scott, Lance, Barb, Cathy, Charlie, Pam, Deana, Arnetta, and Burton. New member Scott introduced himself.
We continued with introductions of new members and then a few people shared their writing for feedback. Issues of a few writing magazines were available to take home for inspiration/reading.
Dec. 12 - In attendance at the first meeting were: Roxanne, Lynette, Norma, Jeff, Deana, Arnetta, Barb, Lance, Cathy, and Janelle.
We made introductions through talking about our favorite genres to read and write and discussed what the group's purpose will be. Many people indicated they would like constructive criticism, so for the next meeting we will have volunteers from the group sharing a personal piece of writing.
Ideas for future meetings included writing prompts like Flash Fiction, Round Robin, 10-Minute Plays and Random Words from the Dictionary.
Handouts (optional and mostly for your personal use this week):
More writing resources...
View or download our past NaNoWriMo packets!
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