October 7 2015 Meeting Minutes

General Meeting October 7 2015

Minutes

Date: October 7 2015

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: High Prairie Public Library

Attendees:

  • Eathel Carmichael
  • Rusty Knight
  • C S Burgar
  • Brian Hill

Meeting notes: Rusty Knight opened the meeting, calling to order at 7:15 pm

Discussion: ‘Publishers: Traditional vs. Self-publishing’ by Rusty Knight

A short general discussion was held with notes provided on the pros and cons between traditional and self-publishing. The biggest news seemed to be that the author is wholly responsible for marketing of their product in both cases. Fellow members were not aware of this and had several queries about this aspect in particular.

Next meeting: ‘Accountability’

Discussion ended: 7:50 pm

Peer review:

Author: Brian Hill

Piece: 1, writing again

Review: Open

An animated discussion on Brian’s growing and varied styles and abilities progressed. Encouraging Brian to continue to explore new avenues as his work improves with each piece. His characterization is strong and his organization of his pieces is improving.

Author: C S Burgar

Piece: Kevin Greystone

Review: Open / 5

C S has been shy with her work and we eagerly waited for this piece. It came to us late. But we read through it and found the characters strong. Though some continuity needs work and more explanation of events and terms were questioned. Technically strong, the piece was well worth the wait.

End of reviews: 8:35 pm

Closing discussion, Rusty Knight’s piece will be carried through to next meeting with a new piece from Brian Hill and Eathel Carmichael. We tentatively set the year end gathering for December 16th at Peavine Restaurant with dining and a gift exchange for the group.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:55 pm by Rusty Knight

Meeting Schedule:

October 28 2915

  • Rusty Knight Inevitable Unicorn: Uncle Heron
  • Eathel Carmichael?
  • Brain Hill?

November 18 2015

  • C S Burgar?
  • Brian Hill?

December 2 2015

  • Eathel Carmichael?
  • Rusty KnightInevitable Unicorn: Night brigade

December 16 2015

  • Peavine Restaurantgift exchange and dining
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September 16 2015 Minutes

Date: September 16 2015

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: High Prairie Public Library

Attendees:

  • Eathel Carmichael
  • Rusty Knight
  • C S Burgar
  • Brian Hill

Meeting notes: Rusty opened the meeting at 7:05 pm

Discussion: ‘World Building: Culture’ by C S Burgar

A discussion was brought forth on the effects development; of culture, time, setting, values, geography and so forth, have on writing. How they help evolve writing and stories with the characters in them. What details to set on your beat sheets and files to help write the character background for all the characters in your stories, to help determine how they interact and react. Their values and actions, what they have available to work with. This system of development works for all fiction writing. As the talk was presented a discussion was involved.

Discussion ended: 8:15 pm

 

Peer Review:

Author: Eathel Carmichael

Piece: Princess of the Animals: Chapter Twelve

Review: Level 5

Found to be improving overall still typographical errors, grammatical and spelling issues.

 

Author: Rusty Knight

Piece: Inevitable Unicorn, Dalan and the missing Priests

Review: Level 5

Not the strongest piece, riddled with typos, grammatical errors and some spelling issues.

End of Reviews: 8:50 pm

No further discussion

 

Meeting adjourned: 8:55 pm by Rusty Knight

Next Meeting October 7 2015

Schedule:

October 7 2015

  • Rusty KnightInevitable Unicorn: Uncle Heron
  • C S Burgar?

October 28 2015

  • Brian Hill?
  • Eathel Carmichael?