Weekly Writers

Writers NetworkingAs requested by one of our guild members, we are starting a new (general purpose) writing group. We plan to meet every week and are still ironing out all the details.

Monday was our first meeting at the Daily Grind Cafe in New Philadelphia, Ohio. We had a great time talking about our Works-in-Progress, sharing advice, encouragement and industry tips.

Anyone is welcome to attend — even if you’re not a guild member. If you would like more information, feel free to send me an email, or watch my feed on Facebook for any up-and-coming meetings and announcements.

Story Critiques at Writers’ Guild this Month

Join the Tuscarawas County Writers’ Guild for an evening as they celebrate the start of a New Year by sharing stories, critiques and conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Anyone may bring one of their stories of up to five pages, to be critiqued by the rest of the group. It can be a piece that is currently a work-in-progress, and the writer is looking for direction, a story that just needs a little cleaning up, or a full-on, detailed edit ready for submission.

In return, each guest will have the chance to critique other stories.

Over the years, this technique has proven to help members catch errors they would have otherwise overlooked, and it also tends to improve a writer’s description, prose and flow.

To ensure there are enough copies for everyone, please bring 5-10 copies to pass out.

All guests are also invited to bring up to 1000 word story to read to the group following the January writing prompt:

‘You wake up on New Year’s Day to find it is not 2016, but the year __?___. Worse yet, you recognize it as the worst year of your life, and you’re being force to re-live it again and again until you get it right.’

The Tuscarawas County Writers’ Guild is an informal writing group open to the public and meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Center for the Arts, 461 Robinson Drive Southeast, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Established in 2003, TCWG offers a variety of writing workshops, guest speakers and critiquing sessions for its members. The guild recognizes all genres and skill levels.

Membership is $15 per year, but visitors are welcome to attend two sessions at no cost.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 330-827-8514 or visit them on Facebook.

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