Tuesday, July 11, 2017

07/18/17 The Write Scene's Guest Speaker ~Sharon Moore~

Sharon Moore is our special guest speaker this month for our writer's meeting. She will be speaking about outlining, plotting, and character creation. Sharon gave us some great tips when she last spoke at our writer’s meeting in January. She plans to go into greater detail about these subjects to help us be better prepared to create our masterpiece. We are excited to hear what she has to teach us this month!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Keep motivated!

As writers we all have those times when we want to write but can get motivated.  Here are some tips that I use to get me in the groove:

1. Make time everyday to do something. Even if it is just 10 to 15 minutes I write a sentence or just few words this will keep my mind fresh. Schedule a certain time if I need to. I find my peak times when I feel creative and energetic but if you are one who likes to finish what you start be sure to pace yourself and allow enough time that you don't feel rushed and are able to give it your best.
2. I Keep a pen and paper close by at all times to write down my ideas as the come to me Meditate on these ideas through-out the day.
3. As for me when gathering ideas for my blog I like listening to the radio or a sermon and something catches my attention I jot it down then go back and research verses from the bible. Then, when I am stumped, I can go back and look at my ideas.

Here are some more tips that might help you:

1. If you have several ideas and can't decide on one, bounce them off someone who you trust. They may inspire you.

2. Make yourself accountable. Find a close friend or family member that will call to see how far you have gotten and will give encouragement. They can also help you with your strengths and weaknesses
3. Remember, we as writers all have times where the ideas do not come. Find you that quiet spot. Put on your favorite music in background. Relax and don't force it and the ideas will come.

Becky Brown 

February's writers meeting

This month's meeting was amazing! We learned some great tips from this seasoned author. She shared her writing and publishing experiences and gave us some great advise on things we could do to avoid the pitfalls that she encountered in her learning process. These meetings are so informative! You will always leave with so much more knowledge than you came in with.

Plus, the networking is out of this world! It is always a great idea to get to know other people in your area that have the same interests as you. Even if it's just for moral support. At our meetings, we have writers, authors, publishers, illustrators, and marketing experts. Whoever you might need to talk with about a certain problem you're having is right there, ready to give you advise and support.

Come on out next month and join our little group.

Here is a link to the live video of the meeting. The first part has some chatter from the other group that was there eating, but it gets quieter after a few minutes.

Here is Vivian Moore's website link.  https://vivianmoore.wixsite.com/authorvivianmoore

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Author Vivian Moore, speaker for 02/21/17

We are very excited to announce Author Vivian Moore as our next special guest speaker. She has just released her latest book If Tomorrow Comes. She also has a weekly web based radio blog specifically for writers to share their inspiration to the world. Her many different experiences are going to help enlighten us and pave a direction in our own journey. She will be sharing about writing and publication. She will give us practical and knowledgeable advice on the entire process.

You do not want to miss this next meeting! Please feel free to invite your friends and come to hear this amazing woman of God share her writing and publishing experiences with us. This is a great time to network, so bring your business cards and books for the group to see.

As always, the meetings are every third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Western Sizzlin in Ooltewah, TN.


Check out our video from the last meeting here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Write Scene: Character Creation and World Building 01/17/17


Character Creation and World Building 01/17/17

Sharon Moore shared some very valuable information about creating your characters and keeping them consistent throughout your entire book. Sometimes we can read about a character in the beginning of a book and by the end of the book the character is slightly different. It really messes with the mental character image that you have been seeing in your mind up until this poing. It makes you want to put the book down and never pick it up again. Be careful to be consistent!

She also walked us through some world building advice that could make or break your books image. If you have a different world than earth, you will definitely need to keep it consistent throughout the book or novel. If you have several books in a series, they all need to be giving the same information from beginning to end.

Check out the Facebook link to see the meeting and be sure to like our Facebook page!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sharon Moore, Special Guest Speaker 01/17/17

Sharon Moore, The Write Scene's resource officer, will be sharing some world building secrets along with character creation tips. She is a talented character creator and is featured in a book that she will also mention at the next meeting.

If you are having trouble creating your characters or just need some help with world building for your book, you will not want to miss this meeting. Sharon is very knowledgeable on these subjects and is willing to share her wisdom to help all of us succeed in our writing skills. 

We will also have our tool-shed segment featuring some tips and tricks to help with your writing needs. Please plan to come to this meeting and bring some friends! We network with other writing and publishing professionals in the Scenic City area to help get our work recognized. Have a great new year!