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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Writers' Group

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It's a pleasant Saturday outside my window and I'm on an emotional/writer's high. I went to a chapter meeting of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and it was wonderful! Everyone was so nice to me, and I learned a lot. If you can find a group like that near you, people that are positive, encouraging and kind, I highly recommend it. I plan to join them officially, although, I'm able to go to one more meeting before I join.

Kim Lenox gave the educational part of the meeting and she was quite informative. She recommends looking at your writing like a movie scene: taking in the sights, sounds, et cetera. Putting your reader right in the middle of the whole scene. She also signed my copy of Night Falls Darkly. She was incredibly nice about signing my copy of Night Falls Darkly and talked to me about my own writing. She's very sweet and very funny, too. If you are interested in Historical Romances or even Paranormal, I recommend her work.

In any case the valuable information and support a writer can get from groups like this is tremendous. I've only been to one meeting and I'm hooked. I'd recommend finding a writers' group near you that's positive and informative.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend.

Have A Stupendous Saturday!

4 comments:

J.J. Bennett said...

Sounds like it was very worth while...How great is that? Sounds like a good day! :)

bethanyintexas said...

J.J.--

It was. It was a lot of fun.
:-)

Stephanie Faris said...

RWA is an incredible organization. Wait 'til you go to your first conference (assuming you haven't already). You'll feel so inspired afterward.

bethanyintexas said...

Stephanie,

I haven't been to the Conference, but if I can make it to their conferences, I'd love to. Right now I'm gearing up for a workshop that's happening in October. My first workshop!

A lot of firsts happening for me.