A word from the board

What’s on our agenda for 2018?

We’re excited about the new year in writing…please join us!

2018 will usher in In Print’s new meeting format of meeting every other month, with opposite months for In Print critique groups to meet. Critique group months are: March, May, July, September, and November. All general In Print meetings will be held at Katie’s Cup, 502 7th St., Rockford, Illinois, unless otherwise noted. Location of critique groups will be determined.

January: No meeting. Hole up with hot chocolate or a steamy mug of coffee and write. If you need inspiration, check out JanOWriMo.

February: Meeting- Critique Groups kick-off. How-to’s, format, and best practices will be covered. Members will be emailed a story to critique and bring to the meeting. CWA member and author, Libby Fischer Hellman, will be the presenter.

March: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.

April: Meeting- Writing outside of your genre. Do  you  write  Sci  Fi?  Try  Poetry.  Do  you  write  Creative  Nonfiction?  Try  fiction. Mixing  up  your  writing  stylecan  help  us  grow  as  writers.

May: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.

In Printers are welcome to join Lake Summerset Writing Gals for their free Recharge Your Writing day on May 19.

JuneMeeting- “Writing the Other” Diversifying your characters. Develop a character that is not your usual to include when writing. Write about that character.

July: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.

August: Meeting- Memoir writing: For fun, family or to be published; creative and journalistic style memoirs; difference between memoirs and autobiographies.

September: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.

October: Meeting- Description—Show us. Writing about nature. Location to be announced.

November: NaNo/Writer’s retreat, Katie’s Cup

Don’t forget the Lake Summerset Writing Gals, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Novel Knights, will host their annual NaNo first Saturday writing day. And the Novel Knights will hold several write-ins during the month.

December: Meeting- Year-end celebration!



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