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August 2021 Meeting

 Here are the meeting minutes and reminders from our August meeting. It was a fantastic meeting. I really loved it and I’m so thankful to those that came and contributed! It was really one of the good ones!! (Did I make those of you who couldn’t come jealous yet? - I’ll fill you in on what you missed ;) Carin started our meeting with a lesson on her experience with the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. It was very inspirational and Carin did such a wonderful job of connecting creativity with our life and our spirits and our connection to a higher power. She conveyed her feelings about how creativity is innate in us and by cultivating it and releasing it we can improve so much about ourselves and our lives. This is a very watered down version of her lesson so I hope I am doing an okay job of explaining it. I’ll send a pic of her handout below. If you are feeling blocked in someway creatively, “The Artist’s Way” has been recommended by a few group members so it is probably worth
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April 13 Meeting

  I am kind of doing the walk of shame with this email - I completely forgot to send it after the meeting! But it was really great and we missed all those who couldn’t make it. Here’s a quick recap of the meeting: James read a poem and it was wonderful. Lawrence gave us a lesson on writing as it pertains to a visual piece of art and what to think about as you create art. And we went over everyone’s goals. Also, we met Zoe for the first time - welcome Zoe! For next month Ray and Natalie are going to share something with us as it pertains to their monthly goal and we can’t wait for them to share it with us! Natalie is bringing a Demi board and Ray is bringing a cover art for us to see. James has accepted the assignment of teaching the group in May.  Monthly goals:  Ray - bring one cover art for us to see.  Amy J - Finish rewrite and complete a blog post Natalie - bring a Demi board Homer - 4 songs typed up by next month  Marla - next short story subject James - rough in missing chapters

February 9, 2021 Meeting

(Copied from Jenna Madsen's email sent on February 10)  Hey Writing Group Friends! Last night’s meeting was really great and I just wanted to thank everyone who came and contributed. Hopefully we all left knowing that we have a team of people cheering us on and supporting us through our writing endeavors! Heres a quick recap to remind us all what happened and to inform anyone who wasn’t able to attend: Meeting attendees: Ray, Amy J, Natalie, Lawrence, Homer, Marla and Jenna Date/Time: Feb 9, 7:05-8:05 (we might need to start a titch earlier next time so we can end by 7:50) Place: Sheps Grill -Short recap of January meeting and Anthology deadlines (see James’ previous email for those) -We talked about we’re working on right now and what our individual writing goals are for 2021 (it was great!): Ray: He has 4 novels written (yay!) so we challenged him to start the publishing process on just one! We’ll check in next month to see what steps he's taken ;) Amy: She has a good start o

January 12, 2021 Meeting

Date: January 12, 2021 Place: Fountain Green General Store, 84 S Main Fountain Green, UT Time: 6:30 p.m. We had a big meeting this month. I think that will be our January meeting from year to year: A lot of big decisions.   Direction For Word Addicts We had a whirlwind year last year with huge changes and big goals.  As the dust has settled, here's the direction we've found: We have our local Word Addicts and our expanded group of Word Addicts. We will have our local meetings where we conduct writing exercises and give feedback, etc...Then we will have our expanded group who will participate in our anthology. This will include local and non-local writers. The expanded anthology group will do all of its work online through messaging apps, email, Google Docs, Google Meet, etc... Election: Nominations were made, and seconded, and affirmed by those present. James presided over the meeting and the election was held near the end. President: Jenna Madsen  Vice-president: Ray Truitt Se

September 8 Meeting

 We had a good meeting, shared great info from our Critiques. Natalie's critique was a real blessing! News From The Meeting 1. Critiques: To avoid assigning people who may not want to participate, I'll be sending an email asking people to sign up for critiques if they are interested in receiving feedback from another Word Addict. 2. Assignment: Jenna and Cortney have decided on a group messaging system that will meet all our needs. They will present it to us at our next meeting. 3. Assignment: We'll make sure our logo is maintained across platforms so people can identify our group from among other pages with similar names. 4. Word Addicts Marketing: Amy J, Amy S and Cortney will be asked to discuss what kinds of books we will and will not officially market under our logo and accounts. Language, sexual content, political, religious, etc...should all be part of the discussion.

Meeting To Discuss Expansion To Non-local Members

We held a special meeting tonight due to the fact that several non-local writers have expressed interest in joining Word Addicts.  Word Addicts was formed in 2015 when Allison Brown asked a few friends to get together and talk about writing.  Two years later we released our first anthology, and we continued to meet monthly. We released a second anthology in 2018.  In late 2019 and early 2020 we reorganized, took on the name Word Addicts, created a website and blog, began a social media campaign. Until now we've been a local group living within a few miles of each other.  Tonight we held a meeting to address how we might expand as a group. We are excited to expand this way. We want to partner with writers everywhere and learn from them, benefit from their knowledge and talents, and enjoy our mutual support.   What do we currently offer members: Opportunities to give and receive feedback on writing. Once-monthly video conferences to discuss writing, receive training, etc... Opportu

August 11, 2020 Meeting Notes

August 11, 2020 6:30 PM Google Meet 1. Welcome 2. Last meeting minutes 3. Wrap-up of first week sales, and where to go from here. Open the post:   https://bulletins.wordaddicts. org/2020/08/first-week-wrap- up-miscellany.htm l 4. What's next for Word Addicts? The discussion resulted in the following decisions: For our regular, ongoing, monthly meetings we are going to write and critique. We came up with a basic structure for how this will work.  We'll see how it goes.  On a rotating schedule, we will take turns partnering with other team members. James will create the schedule and put it on the bulletins blog. These pairs will share portions of their current writing projects with each other.  They will edit each other and provide positive and constructive feedback. Writers will consider the edit recommendations of their teammate. At the next meeting, each pair will report on what they learned. I would like concrete things, such as, "I realize I use the word 'the' w