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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

May Meeting: Critiques

For the Monday, May 1st meeting at 6:30 p.m., we will be doing critiques. Group members, send out pages with enough time that others can provide feedback at the meeting.

The League of Utah Writer's Contest for 2017 is officially open. For more info about the categories, rules, and deadline, plus info about the league in general, click on the LUW link. (right side of the page)

Email questions to Keri at brighamcitywriters[at]gmail[dot]com.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April Meeting: Storytelling and Plot with Danette Hansen

For the April 3rd meeting, Author Danette Hansen will be discussing storytelling and plot, followed by Q&A and critiques.

Danette is the author of Coincidence, A Fire That Heals, Space Gum, and other stories for middle grade, YA, and adults. Come join in the discussion.

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The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Box Elder County building. For those interested in critiques, email pages at least a few days before the meeting. All other questions, email Brigham City Writers (info in the About Us page).

Friday, February 17, 2017

March Meeting: Writer Website Info with Steve Odenthal

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For our March 6th meeting, BCW will host a topic discussion on writer websites and other useful online tools to help writers build a professional platform. Steve Odenthal will lead the discussion at our normal meeting time of 6:30 p.m. Afterward, there will be time for critiques.

Come with questions and/or add to the discussion.

For those seeking critiques, email pages at least a week before the meeting if possible.

Monday, January 30, 2017

February Meeting: Critiques

We'll be doing critiques for our next meeting on Monday, February 6th. Email pages during the week before the meeting, then join us at the county building at 6:30 p.m.