Minutes from Portland writers mill, Sunday September 18th
Nearly 20 members, plus a few guests, were at the Cedar Mill library on Sunday September 18th to listen to Brian Doyle’s presentation on writing. We had an amazing, wonderful time, and I shall do my best to make sense of my notes at the end of these minutes. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201609
Notes from Jim Stewart’s talk
Jim returned for a much anticipated second visit where he talked about writing and editing poetry.
Continue reading Writing and Editing Poetry, from Jim Stewart’s talk
Writers’ Mill Minutes August 21st
You may remember Jim Stewart, poet, short story writer, novelist, musician and more from our May meeting. He returned for a much-anticipated second visit in August, where he invited and answered questions on editing poetry and how to make words count. Around 16 members of the Writers’ Mill braved the heat to attend. Notes on the questions and answers will follow these minutes. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201608
We’re lucky. We’ve already created two journals on Createspace. Our intent is to make this next one match and improve on the last – learning from our mistakes. Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 10 – format for print
Me Print Pretty One Day
Do you want to submit something to an agent or publisher? Do you want to self-publish your instructions on how to deal with difficult people? Or do you want to create a small booklet for your grandson as a Christmas gift? Chances are, even if none of these is you, you do want your writing to be read, by someone, sometime. If so, you want it to print prettily enough that they read the words instead of just looking at the paper. You want to “print pretty.” I’m no expert, but here are some ideas that just might help.
Continue reading Me Print Pretty One Day – taken from Sheila’s talk 09/20/2015
Around 20 people attended September’s meeting, perhaps encouraged by the promise of a photo at the end.
We had planned for two critiques but this month, but that didn’t work out so, inspired by David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sheila gave a talk on Me Print Pretty. Notes from her talk are included below.
Continue reading Minutes 201509