Message from the President

Photo courtesy of Yvonne Erwin

Photo courtesy of Yvonne Erwin

As we begin the new year of 2017, let’s reflect on our writing journey. Are we satisfied with where we are as writers, story-tellers, or recorders of events and history? Are we reaching for new knowledge, new methods, tighter, more concise ways to tell our stories?

Between now and our meeting on January 28, 2017, let’s evaluate our writing path and make changes where needed. Read more, if that is needed to continue growing. Write more, even if it’s a paragraph a day. Study grammar, sentence structure, point of view, voice. Push yourself to write something that scares you, no matter what that might be. Growth is the whole point, so push yourself with that germ of an idea, that kernel of thought, until it’s brought to fruition.

I wish every member of SWG a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in 2017! Keep Writing!

New Venue for January Meeting

The Springfield Writers’ Guild will meet at the 1711 West Battlefield location of McAlister’s Deli  for their January meeting. (See map below). Speaker Heather Snow will speak about “Setting up the Scene and Structure” at 1:00 p.m. Join us at 11:00 a.m. for Mentor Hour as we read members’ writings.

SWG Members: Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2017! Yearly dues run from January-November each year (no meeting in December). Pay online on the JOIN/RENEW page. New members are encouraged!


5 Responses to Welcome

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