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Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Essentials of Storytelling Continued

Join Mindy Halleck Thursday mornings at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. This week Mindy will continue her discussion of Aristotle’s 5 Essentials of Storytelling; Plot, character, Dialogue, Setting and Meaning.

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

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May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Taking Charge of Your Publishing Journey

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, Vladimir Verano of Vertvolta Press will discuss navigating self-publishing and the services his company provides. Vertvolta designs professional-quality books, covers, and e-books, and assists authors seeking to self-publish, either through small-scale print runs, or avenues such as Ingram, Createspace, or Lulu.

You can learn more about Vertvolta press at http://www.vertvoltapress.com/

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

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Hero’s Journey Continues

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. In our last discussion of the Hero’s Journey, Mindy invites you to read a piece of writing inspired by our conversations. Please bring a 2-3 minute reading relating to the Hero’s Journey in your story.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Hero’s Journey Continues

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers. Mindy will continue her discussion of the Hero’s Journey with a review and time for you to read a piece of writing inspired by our conversations. Please bring a 2-3 minute reading relating to the Hero’s Journey in your story.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

When Good (Novel) Structures Go Bad

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, Elena Hartwell, author of the Eddie Shoes Mystery Series, writing teacher and developmental editor, will discuss basic story structure, how to identify problems in a work in progress, and how to address those issues in a rewrite.

You can learn more about Elena at https://www.elenahartwell.com/.

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

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Matching the Page to Life: Positive Representation of Disability

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, Annie Carl, disabilities advocate and bookstore owner, returns to our group for a discussion about positive disabled representation in fiction and media. Annie is a high functioning disabled woman and cancer survivor and has talked about disabled rights at several venues including the yearly Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show. You can learn more about Annie and her amazing bookstore at http://www.theneverendingbookshop.com/

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

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Hero’s Journey - Part Three

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will present the third part of a three part workshop on how to use an age-old concept from storytelling to enrich your stories. The Hero’s Journey describes the typical adventure of a hero, a person who achieves great deeds on behalf of others. You’ll learn how identify the aides, allies, enemies, and tests a hero must have; the progression of adventures through a story; and how to apply them to your protagonist, the hero of your story. Mindy will have lots of handouts with definitions and worksheets.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Hero’s Journey - Part Two

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will present the second part of a three part workshop on how to use an age-old concept from storytelling to enrich your stories. The Hero’s Journey describes the typical adventure of a hero, a person who achieves great deeds on behalf of others. You’ll learn how identify the aides, allies, enemies, and tests a hero must have; the progression of adventures through a story; and how to apply them to your protagonist, the hero of your story. Mindy will have lots of handouts with definitions and worksheets.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Hero’s Journey - Part One

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will present the first part of a three part workshop on how to use an age-old concept from storytelling to enrich your stories. The Hero’s Journey describes the typical adventure of a hero, a person who achieves great deeds on behalf of others. You’ll learn how identify the aides, allies, enemies, and tests a hero must have; the progression of adventures through a story; and how to apply them to your protagonist, the hero of your story. Mindy will have lots of handouts with definitions and worksheets.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Conquering Novel Structure

The EPIC Every Writer’s Writing Group, a free writing group sponsored by EPIC Group Writers, meets this Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for. We are excited to have Laura Moe, author of Breakfast With Neruda, lead our group this week. You can find out more about Laura at https://www.lauramoebooks.com/.

In the first hour, we support each other with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt. In our second hour, Laura will discuss what your options are for a structure for your novel and how to decide which one is best for you.

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

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

How Objects Help Tell a Story - Part Three

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will continue her workshop on using the iconic objects (sometimes called plot devices) that your stories cannot be told without. Well-crafted plot devices enrich story, add to reader satisfaction and are not limited to fiction writing. We’ll learn to create a narrative for an object, and how that object can be backstory shorthand, enhance storytelling, help eliminate pages of narration and help us tell a more layered tale. Mindy will share examples from literature and show how to use vision-boards to keep images/objects alive in your mind as you write.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

How Objects Help Tell a Story - Part Two

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will continue her workshop on using the iconic objects (sometimes called plot devices) that your stories cannot be told without. Well-crafted plot devices enrich story, add to reader satisfaction and are not limited to fiction writing. We’ll learn to create a narrative for an object, and how that object can be backstory shorthand, enhance storytelling, help eliminate pages of narration and help us tell a more layered tale. Mindy will share examples from literature and show how to use vision-boards to keep images/objects alive in your mind as you write.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

How Objects Help Tell a Story - Part One

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group 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.

In our second hour, Mindy will present the first part of a three part workshop on using the iconic objects (sometimes called plot devices) that your stories cannot be told without. Well-crafted plot devices enrich story, add to reader satisfaction and are not limited to fiction writing. We’ll learn to create a narrative for an object, and how that object can be backstory shorthand, enhance storytelling, help eliminate pages of narration and help us tell a more layered tale. Mindy will share examples from literature and show how to use vision-boards to keep images/objects alive in your mind as you write.

Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author and instructor. Her novel Return to Sender, was a featured debut novel in Kirkus Review Magazine, January 2015. As an inspirational instructor, she urges writers to embrace social media early in their professional endeavors and skillfully shows them how. You can learn more about Mindy at www.MindyHalleck.com

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

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Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Submitting to a Small Print Publisher

Mindy Halleck will once again lead our group on Thursday morning at the Edmonds Library from 10 am to noon for this 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.

In our second hour, Mindy welcomes Valerie Stein, publisher at Homeostasis Press and its children's imprint, Gather Here: History for Young People. Valerie will share what small publishers look for in author submissions, and important steps to take in the process of preparing for submission. She'll also give you some tips to spot predatory publishing companies as you seek the right fit for your manuscript.

You can find out more about Homeostasis Press at http://www.homeostasispress.com/about.php and Gather Here at gather-here-history.squarespace.com

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

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

The Author and The Independent Bookstore

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, Annie Carl, owner of The Neverending Bookshop in Perrinville, will discuss how authors can pitch their books to a bookstore. Even if you aren’t ready to pitch a book, you’ll learn a lot from her perspective as an independent bookseller. You can learn more about Annie and her amazing bookstore at http://www.theneverendingbookshop.com/

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

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Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

A Self-Publishing Tall Tale

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, award winning author, Kizzie Elizabeth Jones, will share the story of self-publishing her children’s picture book, How Dachshunds Came to Be: A Tall Tale About A Short Long Dog. She’ll answer questions about her other dachshunds tall tale books, being a self-published author and using social media to promote her books. You can learn more about Kizzie at her website: https://kizziejones.com/index.html.

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

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Feb
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 no more than 1,000 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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Jan
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 no more than 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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Jan
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 no more than 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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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

New Year, New Ideas

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, join me for new ideas for getting inspiration and breaking through writers’ block. These activities are suitable for new projects and the ones you are already working on.

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

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Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

Mindy Halleck: Ten things I wasn’t prepared for after my book was published

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. I’m jazzed to have Mindy Halleck step in for me this week to run the first hour and share the story of her book in the 11:00 hour. She’ll talk about ten things she wasn’t prepared for after it was published, and will answer questions about the publication process. Find out more about Mindy at her website: https://mindyhalleck.com/

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

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Jan
3
10:00 AM10:00

Every Writer's Writing Group

We’re on break until Jan 10, 2019. Happy Holidays!

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 with inspiration, sharing and free writing to a prompt.

In the 11:00 hour, we have speakers, critique opportunities, or writing exercises.

Check back here for topics as our Winter schedule develops.

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

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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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