Tuesday, February 12, 2013

January 11th Meeting Report

We enjoyed a good meeting last night at the Lutheran church, hearing and critiquing 7 readers. The meeting was great but our weekly blog post is a bare-bones report because the editor is buying a house (see brag), which is exciting but also stressful and busy... Anyway here is a bit about our meeting and what's going on:


Four day passes to Disney Land have been donated to our raffle! If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact Amanda.

If you would like to volunteer for our writer's conference please email Jay at jyarbrough7 [at] cox [dot] net.

Elections for our officer positions are coming up in March. Nominations are open and if you can not attend our March meeting contact Jay and he will get you an absentee ballot.


Congratulations to me (Jenny Ballif) on having an offer on a house accepted.

Congratulations to Nancy Sansone on the publication of her book "Calling her name."

Congratulations to Alba Durango on the publication of her children's book "The Magic Sapphire"

WRITING TIP from Jo Wilkins:

Every writer should be a people watcher. Without knowing how others act, how can you write a story containing personality conflicts? When you’re at a restaurant, take time to look around. What types of people sit near you? Try to guess who they are by what you see. Do you see/hear gestures or a speech pattern that defines one of your characters? Your goal -- make your characters natural & believable.

Writer's pen and grill is meeting tomorrow night at Big Dogs Draft House on Rancho.

Our next weekly meeting is Monday Feb 18th at the Albertsons. Wolf will be giving a presentation about some of the less-known features of Word and how they can help improve your writing.

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Upcoming Events & Places for Writers & Readers

At the Henderson Writers Group we support education and events around the Las Vegas Valley

Las Vegas Writers Conference

April 18-20, 2013

Annual Student Writing Contest

The Henderson Writers Group is serious about educating writers. We believe that our youth, specifically students, are the place to start. To further these efforts we have established this writing contest to award scholarships to the best of these budding authors.
See Website for details & submission guidelines.

Vegas Valley Book Festival


Clark County Nevada Libraries