Item description for Word Weavers by Eva Marie Everson & Janice Elsheimer...
Overview Whether you are a published author or are just starting to call yourself a writer, you need a safe place to get feedback on your work. Writers' critique groups provide this kind of support, along with education, encouragement, inspiration and connection to a community of writers who all want the best for one another. If you're ready to form such a group but aren't sure where to begin, this book is just what you need. Word Weavers tells the story of a group that began with five novices sitting around a dining room table and has grown to over 100 members. Full of tested-over-time suggestions from writers of all levels of accomplishment, this handbook explains: *What a writers critique group is and why you need one *How to start your own group or improve the one you're in *How to run your meetings and critique sessions *Tips for effective leadership *Ways to provide writing opportunities for your members *And much, much more. Word Weavers: The Story of a Successful Writers' Critique Group gives you all the information and resources you need to start your own writers' critique group or get your existing group working more effectively.
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Studio: UpWrite Books-A Division of WinePress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher UpWrite Books-A Division of WinePress Publishing
ISBN 1414110677 ISBN13 9781414110677
Availability 0 units.
More About Eva Marie Everson & Janice Elsheimer
Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, Chasing Sunsets, and Waiting for Sunrise. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida. Find out more at www.evamarieeversonauthor.com.
Eva Marie Everson currently resides in the state of Florida.
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A Comprehensive, Workable Guide for Creating a Successful Writer's Critique Group Dec 9, 2008
Award winning authors Eva Marie Everson and Janice Elsheimer collaborate in the story of a successful writer's critique group. Within the pages of their book "Word Weavers" are the ingredients for starting a Christian writer's critique group or to infuse new excitement into an existing group.
The book helps the reader understand what to expect from a critique group and the importance participation in a group. Published authors and new writer's alike need the unique encouragement, feedback, motivation, inspiration, and support provided by a group such as Word Weavers.
Eva Marie opens the book by giving the background and beginnings of Word Weavers founded in Central Florida. The book follows a logical progression of important steps to consider in the formation of a critique group enabling the reader to benefit from the learning curve of Word Weavers without experiencing the pitfalls.
The authors emphasize the need to define your purpose, list your goals, and establish a clear mission statement for your group. They discuss alternative configurations for a group as well as how to determine potential membership, the mechanics of the meeting, critique fundamentals, developing a leadership team, with additional ideas for conferences, seminars, and other learning opportunities.
A comprehensive Appendix contains detailed information on organizational, promotional, leadership roles, and critiquing procedures.
"Word Weavers" invites every writer to consider the benefits that accompany participation in a writer's critique group, inspiration, encouragement, and motivation to develop their divine gift of writing, as well as creating and producing cutting edge, life changing material for their readers.