Saturday, May 2
10 am - noon
We will meet as usual at High Mountain Church, but in the all-purpose room.
The entrance is at the back of the building.
Please see the website for directions.
Please bring work to critique (guidelines on website).
We will briefly discuss options for writing children's books.
If this is not a venue you're interested in, don't be deterred from attending.
I'm certain you will pick up tips and be inspired.
Here are the Thoughts to Ponder from April's meeting.
Focus: Show, Don’t Tell, according to James the Apostle
Telling is the lazy writer’s way. It’s less creative, less costly, less inspiring than showing. This is true in writing and it is true in life.
Easy: The cat contentedly sat on the old woman’s lap, both with closed eyes.
Easy: I’m in the process of writing a book.
Easy: I believe, I have faith in God and you should too.
Hard, but better: She tucked a stray gray strand behind her ear and rested her hand on the purring pet in her lap. Both closed their eyes, one in sleep, one in prayer.
Hard, but better: Yesterday I wrote 500 words of chapter two. I plan to write 500 words, five days a week… or 500 words a week… or… I sent a proposal to three publishers this week…
Hard, but better: Walking, living, acting according to faith-based decisions. “Faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” James 2:17. “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do” (2:18b). “Do not merely listen to the word… Do what it says” (1:22).
Showing requires more thought and energy; more writing and rewriting; more doing, less talking.
The main goal of NJCWG is to write and to be read. Each month we encourage each other to write and persist and grow in excellence. So… keep on going on. Research, read, write, rewrite, submit, blog. You are a writer, write!
Take home thought: My writing, and my lifestyle, is best when I show, don’t tell.
Write for Him!