Aug 1, 2020
I am always amazed how God works and continues to work in our WCCWN group. Our writings have become a strong influence throughout our community.
Five months of being shut-in, our weekly meetings have continued on ZOOM. As we reconvened at the Crossroad Church, we are able to include all of our out-of-town guests and members.
On July 13th, we had 14 attend in person and 9 online. His purpose has come to fruition when we stepped out of our normal routine and included ZOOM meetings. This move has provided us the ability to include out-of-town members and also outstanding speakers.
"And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God who are called according to His purpose." As writers, we are called according to His purpose. He is glorified as He works all things together to complete His calling and directive in our lives.
More exciting news, the Pagosa Springs SUN News has launched a new column, named The Writers' Circle. It is for the writers of the community. April Holthaus' article Lessons from a Swan was the first to be posted on July 23rd. This gives our writing four venues in our local newspaper.
We continue to look for new ways to teach the craft of writing. Gregg Heid, a part of the leadership team, will be leading the August 3rd Monday meeting.
On August 17th, Michael J. Marx, EdD will give a Basic Suicide Awareness Training Class. He will be discussing three points: Becoming sensitive to the signs, Learning how to engage in a productive discussion and knowing commuity resources available.
On August 31, Derina Babcock will lead a follow-up session on editing fiction. She is a picture book writer and designer collaborating with her artist daughter, and a children's editor and middle-grade book editor with Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., in Plymouth, MA.
Her presentation will give us insight, information, and encouragement based on her experiences as a writer, editor and book designer. She will share two secrets to creat "fit" words. She will show common editing issues she runs into regularly with Elk Lake Publishing and how to fix these.
As we move into August, we approach another month with new expectations in our writing skills and opportunites.
Be inspired to write,
Betty J. Slade
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