The Word Guild – South Okanagan Chapter – Facebook
The Word Guild – Okanagan/Shuswap Chapter – Facebook
The Word Guild – Facebook
The Word Guild
The Word Guild – South Okanagan Chapter: Minutes from the April 03, 2017 Meeting
- Opening Prayer
- Christian Writing News & Other News
-OWL (Okanagan-South Writers’ League)
OWL is a newly formed group of writers and associates (editors, illustrators, publishers, etc.) in the South Okanagan area encouraging a mutual sharing of ideas and activities.
– Okanagan Valley Writer’s Festival (April 7-9, 2017 in Penticton)
-Writer’s Digest Magazine (8 digital issues for $9.96). Highly recommended!
- Recommended Authors & Readings
–The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
–Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
–Victory Over Darkness, by Neil Anderson
-Lester discussed Jeremy Bouma’s interview with Joanna Penn – “The Christian Publishing Market”
-Norma recommended Writing About Your Life (William Zinsser) as well as On Writing Well, Writing to Learn, and numerous other excellent books by William Zinsser. The Faraway Nearby (Rebecca Solnit) is a “must read” for anyone thinking of doing memoir writing. Writer’s Market 2017 Deluxe Edition is now available and worth every penny for anyone interested in traditional publishing or freelancing for magazines, etc.
- Read & Critique Current Writing Projects – 2 pages, double-spaced
-Sean and Lester read from their latest works. Discussion and friendly feedback followed!
-Here are some names to follow online to learn more about the writing industry:
Michael Hyatt (https://michaelhyatt.com/)
Jeff Goins (http://goinswriter.com/)
Joanna Penn (http://www.thecreativepenn.com/)
Charlene Kingston (http://crowinfodesign.com/about-charlene/)
Joel Friedlander (http://www.thebookdesigner.com/)
Darren Prowse (http://www.problogger.net/)
- Closing Prayer