Friday, November 10, 2017

December Meeting: Writing Goals

For our Monday, December 4th meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Box Elder County building, we will be discussing writing goals. Why do you need them? Long term goals vs. short term goals. Flexibility vs. productivity. And how does a writer decide what works for them? Bring your expertise, insight, and join in the discussion.

After the presentation, we'll have time for critiques. Members, email pages at least a week before the meeting.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

November Meeting: Critiques and a Write-In

For our meeting on Monday, November, 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the county building, we will be critiquing submitted work and then holding a write-in. Come ready to give and receive feedback, then join in for the write-in. There will be snacks and writing prompts.

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Email Keri with questions.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Meeting: NaNoWriMo & Critiques

For our next meeting held on Monday, October 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the commission chambers of the Box Elder County building, we will be discussing NaNoWriMo. BCW member David Cowsert will lead a discussion on the challenge and its benefits.

We'll also critique pages. Email questions to Keri.


Friday, September 1, 2017

September Meeting: Queries, Proposals, and Critiques

Our September chapter meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 6:30 p.m. (One week later than normal due to Labor Day.)

Keri Montgomery, chapter president of BCW, will be discussing the structure of a query letter and how learning to write queries is a useful skill for both traditional publishing submissions and for self publishing. Author E.B. Wheeler will be discussing the structure of non-fiction proposals and answering questions. E.B. Wheeler is the author of Born to Treason, The Haunting of Springett Hall, co-author of No Peace in the Dawn, and numerous short stories and anthologies.

Any remaining time in the meeting will be left for critiques.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August Meeting: Critiques

For our next meeting on Monday, August 7th, at 6:30 p.m., we will be doing critiques. So dust off the old pages or send in new ones, or simply give other writers your feedback, and join us at the Box Elder County Building.

Email your pages at least the week before the meeting (preferably sooner) to give members a chance to read all the pages.

If you need updated email lists, notify Keri at the listed email address in the blog.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

July Meeting: Applying ROIs

For our July meeting, which will be held one week later than normal on July 10th at 6:30 p.m., BCW member David Cowsert will be discussing ROIs and how they can apply to both traditional and self published authors.

A graduate of the publishing program at Portland State University, David has a Masters of Science in Writing with an emphasis on publishing. He has worked many facets of the publishing industry and has been part of the publication of dozens of books and periodicals. Among award-winning books David has been part of are: Voices from the Street: Truths about Homelessness from Sister of the Road (publisher), A Sweeter Understanding (publisher), American Scream: Palindrome Apocalypse (Senior Editor, Interior Design), and Hate Mail (Cover Design).



ROIs (Return on Investments) are written documents based on research that help evaluate the feasibility of publishing projects. They are tools that allow for adjustment of production details to increase likelihood of meeting financial success criteria. ROIs are used by traditional publishers and should be used in self-publishing efforts—even if financial profitability is not required. Even if you do not want to create your own project ROI, understanding how your publisher will utilize an ROI will assist you in negotiating publishing contracts and effectively impacting marketing efforts.

Join us on Monday, July 10th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Box Elder County building.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

June Meeting: Discussion in Creative Non-Fiction

For our next meeting on June 5th, we will be featuring writer and BCW member McKel Jensen. She will be leading a discussion on creative non-fiction writing.



McKel has a Masters of Arts in English where she spent part of her time studying the craft of life writing. One of her essays, "Finding Muchness," has been published and anthologized through the website Full Grown People. 

This presentation will benefit creative non-fiction writers as well as those who write fiction--so don't be intimidated if you don't have interest in writing about yourself.

Join us at the Box Elder County Building at 6:30 p.m.