Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NJCWG Meeting - Dec. 3rd

 


NJCWG Meeting

Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 10a-12p

STARBUCKS, 816 High Mountain Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ


This will be our 2nd open discussion style meeting. Whoever arrives first, please save a table for our group. The manager knows we are coming, and we can stay as long as we like, but they won't reserve a table for us. It's first come, first serve. 

You may bring your work for critique (up to 2 sheets, double spaced). 

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Prob. 27:17


(Starbucks is in Urban Farms Shopping Center. The Market Basket is in the front of the shopping center facing Franklin Lakes Rd. Starbucks is around the back - at the right end of the building facing High Mountain Rd.)

 

Monday, October 31, 2022

NJCWG, November 5, 10-noon

Get your Words out There

Topics we'll discuss: 

Write bite-sized pieces - Dig out the dormant - Explore possibilities

Opportunities for short pieces: stories, devos, blogs   

Please note: Meeting locations alternate by month. Please email njcwgroup@gmail.com if you need directions.

See you Saturday!
Barbara

Thursday, September 29, 2022

NJCWG Meeting - Sat. Oct. 1st

 


NJCWG Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 1st @ 10a-12p

STARBUCKS, 816 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ

This is will our 1st open discussion style meeting. Whoever arrives first, please save a table for our group. The manager knows we are coming, and we can stay as long as we like, but they won't reserve a table for us. It's first come, first serve. 

Discussion topic: Writers Block - is it real or a myth? Have you struggled with it? What are tips to regain momentum in writing? Bring your questions as well as answers! Let's motivate each other to take up our pens (or computers!) and start creating.

You may bring your work for critique (up to 2 sheets, double spaced).

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Prov. 27:17 


(Starbucks is in Urban Farms Shopping Center. The Market Basket is in the front of the shopping center facing Franklin Lakes Rd. Starbucks is around the back. At the right end of the building.)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Last Meeting of the Season

June 4, 2022

10 am-noon

Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff
We meet in the Barn, 2nd building on the right.
Be prepared to share your summer writing goals. 
Aspiring writers and published authors are invited.
Members, please bring pages for critique.

Come with ideas & leave with encouragement,
Barbara

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Meeting this Saturday



Don't miss it! We have 
only 2 more meetings before summer.

May 7, 2022
10 am-noon

Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff
We meet in the Barn, 2nd building on the right.

Saturday's topic: 

Self-, Hybrid, or Traditional Publishing?


We'll explore our publication options in a discussion led by member Susan Panzica. Not ready to publish yet? The information will benefit you for future publication plans. 

We welcome anyone with an interest in writing, both aspiring and published authors.
Members, please bring pages for critique.

Hope to see you this Saturday,
Barbara 


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Meeting this Saurday, April 2, 2022 @ 10 am

April 2, 2022

10 am-noon

Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff
We meet in the Barn, 2nd building on the right.


Our next meeting will feature author Ann VanHine. 

Ann has been a member of this group, and in 2021, she published her memoir Pieces Falling. She says, "When I started my writing journey, I didn't even know what questions to ask. Today, I don't have all the answers, but I have sense of how to do this thing called being an author one little step at a time. May I share a few thoughts and tips with you."



Ann Clark Van Hine, aka Miss Ann, was born in Oxford, England but grew up in Oklahoma, Utah, Arizona, New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Ann is the mom of two grown daughters, the widow of a FDNY firefighter, a retired small business owner, a docent with 9/11 Tribute Museum, published writer, Children’s Ministries volunteer and a breast cancer survivor.

Since September 11, 2001, Ann has had numerous opportunities to share the story of God’s presence and peace as she navigated “a personal loss in the midst of a national tragedy.” She has shared her story all over the USA and internationally in Ireland, Belgium, England, and Japan. 

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Our next meeting is Saturday the 5th

 

March 5, 2022

10 am-noon

Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff
We meet in the Barn, 2nd building on the right.


This promises to be a colorful meeting! Our writing exercise will be to create a really short, short story with a 
color theme you select. How many ways can your color describe something without using its name? 

Do not scoff! Do not cower! Two of our members recently had stories accepted for publication that were birthed during one of our writing exercises. 

Come and grow with us, whether you're a published writer or simply a dabbler. 

I look forward to seeing you this Saturday,
Barbara
barbarahigby.com