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Writers’ Mill Minutes 201804

Writers’ Mill Minutes  April 15th 2018

Those of you who missed April’s meeting missed a wonderfully informative and encouraging presentation from Oregon Book Award winner and self-published author Joyce Creswell. I wasn’t able to upload the power point presentation to our website, but you can find details here: http://portlandwritersmill.org/19/one-self-publishers-experience-from-joyce-creswells-talk-april-15th-2018/. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201804

Writers’ Mill Minutes 201803

Writing Exercise (from Teri Brown): Teri handed around scent vials during our meeting. Maybe just stand at an open window (on this lovely spring day) and see what smell reaches your nose. Then write for 10 minutes and see what story reaches the page. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201803

Writers’ Mill Minutes 201802

Snow didn’t quite cancel February’s meeting, but it did cause many people to stay away. Sadly our speaker was unable to stay for the meeting too, as weather and roads deteriorated and she faced a long drive home. So Sheila learned how to use a laptop attached to the audiovisual system, and those people who did make it to the meeting had the opportunity to see each other’s websites, blogs and internet pages. Our website includes a (rather outdated) list of links at: http://portlandwritersmill.org/links/member-links/ (just click on Links above). Meanwhile, here are the ones we visited or talked about during the meeting. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201802

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Writers’ Mill Minutes Jan 21st 2018

Our first meeting of 2018 was fairly sparsely attended with only 12 people present. We blamed the weather, and invite anyone who wasn’t there to weigh in on the questions below:

  1. What do you want to achieve this year? (Feel free to add your goals to the box at February’s meeting.)
  2. What do you want from the Writers’ Mill this year? (Feel free to email admin@portlandwritersmill.org with your requests.)
  3. How important are speaker engagements to you?
  4. How important is it to have regular critiques?
  5. How important is it to have regular writing exercises at our meetings?

Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201801

Where Inspiration Comes Sliding Through – notes on a talk given by Carolyn Martin

Where Inspiration Comes Sliding Through – notes on a talk given by Carolyn Martin

How do you start a poem (or a story)?

  • Put pen to paper?
  • Put finger to keyboard?
  • Write and/or change the first line of something you remember, then see where it goes.

Continue reading Where Inspiration Comes Sliding Through – notes on a talk given by Carolyn Martin

Writers’ Mill Minutes 201711 Where Inspiration Comes Sliding Through with Carolyn Martin

Writers’ Mill Minutes 11/19/2017

Wow! What a meeting. Twenty-four of us were there to listen to, work with, and be inspired by Portland poet, Carolyn Martin, whose return visit was so popular we’re already asking when she can join us again, again. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201711 Where Inspiration Comes Sliding Through with Carolyn Martin

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