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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Session

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. This week you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. We will spend the whole session on critique this week.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Publishing with BookBaby

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, Ingrid Wolsk will join us to tell about her experience publishing with BookBaby. You can learn more about Ingrid and her book, The Secret of Anja, at https://www.ingridwolsk.com/.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Making an Author Website

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, we’ll discuss making an author website. Bring your questions, and if you can, a laptop or other device for looking at websites.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Write-In!

Join Roma Anjoy Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers.

Roma, a former host of this group, will lead a Write-In. Come celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by starting your novel, or just come with any project to get a big, two hour block of time to write, write, write!

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Words, Words, Words!

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, join me for a writing exercise about using words with purpose and power. Feel free to bring along a short sample of your writing which could benefit from improvements on the word level.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Love a Book? Review It!

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, join Kay Vreeland, author-platform and book-marketing coach, for a discussion of writing book reviews. Kay will cover tips for writing a review and navigating the platforms it can be posted on. Learn why writing a review is good not just for the author, but for you, the aspiring author, too.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Writing About Other Times, Other Places, Other Cultures

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

At 11:00 we will welcome historical fiction writer Connie Hampton Connally. Her recent novel The Songs We Hide (Coffeetown Press) is set in communist Hungary. Writing it, Connie had to adopt the mindset of another time, place and culture. She’ll share with us what she learned about thinking outside modern America, and we’ll explore how to use cultural cues in our stories.  Learn more about Connie at http://conniehamptonconnally.com/.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Words, Words, Words!

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, join me for a writing exercise about using words with purpose and power. Feel free to bring along a short sample of your writing which could benefit from improvements on the word level.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Surprise Writing Exercise

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, we’ll have a brief recap left over from last week’s session on writing goals and a surprise writing exercise!

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Setting Goals for our Writing Lives

Join me Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we’ll support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, join me for a lively discussion of ways to plan and set goals as we set our writing intentions for the coming year and plan for ways to support each other. Is The Artist’s Way for you? Project Management software? Mind mapping? A new Pinterest board? Committed colleagues? A professional nagger? Let’s explore!

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

This week, in the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. 

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Tales from the Trenches of University Writing Programs

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

Wondering if more formal writing education should be in your future? In the 11:00 hour, join our own Every Writer's Writing Group members, Randy Yamanaka, Rubie Johnson, and me (Christine) for the inside skinny on University of Washington Writing programs they have attended.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Getting the Most Out of Library Resources

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Lacey Baldwin of the Edmonds Library to learn how to access and get the most out of library reference services, including databases relevant to writers, Sno-Isle's computer resources, and eBook and eMedia offerings. She'll also book talk some relevant writing titles we may not have heard of.

A discussion of tips and tricks for organizing your research will follow.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Write In!

Join me at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. This week join me for a NaNoWriMo style “Write In”. Bring your current project or write from supplied prompts and exercises. I’ll goad, encourage and bribe you to get two full hours of writing done while having a great time with your fellow writers.  

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Scrivener: What’s It All About?

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

Scrivener is a software program for writers that claims to do it all. But, is it for you? In the 11:00 hour, join our own Every Writer’s Writing Group member, Beth Keating, a committed Scrivener user, to find out.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Journey with a Found Object

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Judith Works, author of Coins in the Fountain, a memoir about living in Rome, to learn about her recent discovery of an intriguing found object: a reading journal written by an unknown woman. She'll share the research she did to find out more about the author, the questions the journal provokes and the dramatic possibilities it inspires. You can learn more about Judith at her website, https://www.judithworks.net/.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Public Speaking for Introverted Writer Types

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Laura Hansen, author and accomplished Toastmaster, having earned her Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze just last year, as she shares how to overcome…. "YIKES!!! How do I read my work in public, of all places?!! And what do I do when the room is different every time??!!” Laura is an amazing speaker who has shared her adventures battling cancer, her corresponding, ongoing lymphedema, her adventures as a teacher and, writing as Rebecca Merkl, navigating the ups and downs of growing up in Catholic and public school in the Midwest in the 1970s and 1980s. Episodes of Rebecca’s humorous and hideous youth are currently being serialized on Laura’s blog at https://rebeccamerklwriting.blogspot.com/. She can also be found on Google+ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccamerkl

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Changing Your Relationship with Your Inner Critic

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Cami Ostman, for Changing Your Relationship with Your Inner Critic. If SELF doubt has reared its ugly head and whispered (or shouted) negative messages into the quiet of your writing time, Cami will teach you how to push back and show you why you should. Learn to move through your inner barriers so you can get your writing done by finding out what your inner critic is up to, what it needs in order to settle down, and how you can change your relationship with it.

Cami is the author of  Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, co-editor of Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions, a contributor to Adventures Northwest  and to her own blog,  7marathons7continents.com.  Having spent fifteen years as a psychotherapist, and now serving as a writing coach and editor, Cami specializes in helping authors “figure out what they really have to say.” She is currently working on a novel and on her second quest memoir.

Learn more about Cami at http://www.camiostman.net/.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Making a Living Writing While Waiting For Your Novel To Sell

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Liz Sheffield, of Liz Sheffield Copywriting, for discussion of how to bring your skills as a writer to the business world. An accomplished blogger, Liz will also share tips and tricks for successful blogging and stories of her adventures with the form over the years. Learn more about Liz at: http://www.lizsheffieldcopywriting.com/hire-liz/bio/.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

How to Build a Social Media Platform Without Tanking Your Writing

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Kay Vreeland, author-platform and book-marketing coach and aspiring novelist, to find out how to build the hub and spokes of a social media platform that works for you. You’ll find out what’s fun about social media, what's easiest to work into a busy life, and who is doing it well online. Come prepared with your questions!

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Character Development Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Join us Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Jennifer Youngblood, writer and career counselor, to see how career assessments like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can be  tools to add dimension and depth to your character development and help you get inside your characters' minds. We'll also discuss using MBTI to increase awareness of your own writing style, perspective, and bias'. Jenn is qualified to administer and interpret the assessment and has used it for over 20 years in coaching & counseling.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

 

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. This week we will take both hours to give each other feedback on our writing.  You are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Shoreline PTA Council's Summer Camp and After-School Resource Fair

Curious about Oregon Trail and Writing Classes for your group? Talk to me at the Shoreline PTA Council's Summer Camp and After-School Resource Fair in the Shoreline Room @ the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155) For more information about the Fair and other groups presenting there, visit http://www.shorelinepta.org/resource-fair.html.

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Critique/Feedback Opportunity

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, you are invited to bring up to 1,500 words for your fellow writers to give feedback on. As our attendance varies, please bring around 8 copies of your work to share. .

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Writing Contests: Entering, Winning and the Next Big Thing

Join me Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In the first hour, we support each other by free writing and sharing our writing and experiences.

In the 11:00 hour, join Susan Frederick to get the inside scoop on how entering a contest makes you a better writer and winning a contest can lead to great things. You’ll learn about contests you can enter now, how to get started and suggestions for dealing with the very normal discouragement that comes with inevitable rejections. Susan is the first place poetry winner of EPIC’s 2017 Writing Contest, the winner of a 2nd Place award in Poetry at the 2017 WOTS, and the author of a short story recently published by local publisher Homeostasis Press.

Designed for writers of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome!

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