WordSowers Monthly Meeting

June 2017. Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films

Cheryl St. John
Award winning, Writers Digest author, Cheryl St.John presents: Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films Cheryl is the author of numerous novels. Her stories have earned mutiple RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards, and are published in over a dozen languages. Amazon and Goodreads reviews show her popularity with readers. For example, Cheryl’s bestselling non...
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May 2017: Writer, Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Jeanie Jacobson
We’re often our own harshest critics. That negativity can stifle our creative flow, and hinder our momentum. Join author Jeanie Jacobson for a night of encouragement and fresh starts. We’ll not only give ourselves a “grace pass,” we'll use five keys to identify--and eradicate--the culprits that hinder our writing process. Together we'll move forward with creating, honing, and submitting our wo...
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March 2017: Why Genre Matters

Lee Warren
Author/Editor Lee Warren shares, "Why Genre Matters." Readers have certain expectations when they buy books. Romance readers expect a HEA (happily ever after). Readers of women's fiction expect strong female protagonists. Memoir readers expect the author to be vulnerable, while devotional or how-to book readers expect insight. If you don't meet genre/reader expectations, your manuscript wil...
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February 2017: What Editors Want You to Know

WLT: Pebbles Jacobo, Kat Crawford, Jeanie Jacobson
Wordsowers Christian Writers meets monthly. This month Kat Crawford,Jeanie Jacobson, & Pebbles Jacobo will equip you with what editors want you to know BEFORE you submit your work to them. We'll address key areas including: -What should I be writing? -How do I find a market and get published? -How do I format? Join us for practical help to get your words out to the world.   ...
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January 2017: What’s Stopping You? with Kat Crawford

Kat Crawford
A new year equals a fresh start. Will this be the year you take your writing to the next level? Please join us as Kat Crawford from the Wordsowers Leadership Team shares her trademark encouragement...and strategies...to get your writing on the right track. Bring a beverage and your questions to this insightful event. January 26, 2017, 6PM @ Swanson Library, 90th & Dodge, Omaha ...
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October 2016: Write Cleaner Copy

Lee Warren
  If you want to get a better handle on how to avoid passive voice, punctuate dialogue tags, avoid comma splices, choose stronger verbs, learn where to insert (or delete) those pesky commas, and a whole host of other tidbits that will help you submit cleaner copy, then join us for this meeting. Bring a beverage and your questions to this informative event.   October 27, 2...
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August 2016: How to Start an Online Freelance Writing Career

Brooke Williams
How to Start an Online Freelance Writing Career with Brooke Williams Have you always dreamed of a career in writing? Do you want to make a little extra cash in your spare time? Sounds great, right? But where do you start? Brooke Williams shares tips from the online freelance writing industry to help you meet your writing career goals...all from the comfort of your home or local coffee shop!...
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September 2016 Monthly Meeting

Every memorable and page-turning story has key elements--they create high stakes, a sense of urgency, and immerse us in story world so deeply, we forget we're reading and become the characters we read about. Jennifer Slattery will share how authors can avoid common mistakes writers make while implementing story - strengthening tools to create novels that grab editors and readers attentions....
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