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October 2019

Minutes: October 8, 2019

7:00 p.m.
137 N. State, Fountain Green

1. Welcome
2. Lawrence: Group Funds

  • Allison was reimbursed $10 for 50% of the Fountain Green booth rental.

3. What's next?
4. Web Content for our site
Marla: A page for the group
Idea: Each writer will have a meme off to the side that will link people to their Amazon pages.
Name: Everyone brainstorm a name and bring it in November.
Writing: Each of us could come up with stories and articles and essays and those go up on the blog.  As they age out, I link them to the Read More page. The stories, poems, etc... will be listed for perusal, and linked.
Editing: These will go through a quick-edit, a once-through.
  • Site name "NAME (home of the North Sanpete Writers)"
  • What will we have on the site?
    • Sister-site for showcasing short works by our writers. Anyone interested?
    • An essay or slideshow version of our monthly presentations? 
  • Delegating Work:
    • Events Manager/Public Relations Coordinator
    • Project Manager - Print and eBooks
    • What else?

5. Topic/Genre/goals for our next compilation
Next book will be humor. Any genre, but elements of lightness.
  • How it will be produced.
  • Timeframes
  • What will deadlines be like? Hard or soft?
  • Editing process?
  • Marketing
Presentations will be our focus in monthly meetings.
6. Practice: Writer's Toolkit
7. Presentation
8. Roundtable (small wins, big wins, small ideas, big ideas.

September 10, 2019

Allison Bradley resigned as President.
James Mitchell was elected President by a majority.
Let the silliness begin.


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