Making people and ideas findable
I would love to be in a writer's group! I am in Brazil, but I am at ISU everyday, and can meet almost anytime. Let me know if you want to get together :)
Just a helpful comment. I attended a small writer's group in California for a while that was really helpful. At first, I thought maybe I was there just for some nice social interaction. However, one night I experimented with ... and learned ... a KEY point that has helped me in much of my writing since that time.
The other writers and I took a few minutes to write on an assigned topic BUT it had to be produced in a BOTH a short time frame and word (volume) frame.
That has helped me to condense my thoughts and the presentation of them. Before that time I did not purposefully produce redundancy ... but, since then I have come to realize I can convey IDEAS and THOUGHTS in a more capsulized form.
This has also helped me a lot on Twitter.
Try practicing this.
I'm a long time member of an Indy based writers group and we are looking for a few new members. We've been around since 1989 and gain members by invite only. And though I say we're Indy based, our membership spans from Camby to Plainfield to Carmel.
We are a professional writers group with most of us carrying multiple publications (for instance, I've had three novels published to date). We're not looking to teach writing, but to assist each other in enhancing our work.
If anyone here is interested in joining, please send me a note to teri at teribarnett . com and we can talk further!
I'm a proofreader and editor and I'll be leading a workshop on 4/12/12 on tips and techniques for self-editing. It's open to writers of all ages and experience levels. It will take place at The Service Center at Lafayette Square. Starts promptly at 5:15 and will end at 7 p.m. It's FREE! Advance registration is requested. If you send me your email address, I'll direct you to the invitation form on their site, which contains more info. I hope you'll help spread the word among the southside writing community. Thanks! Heidi Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org