METHODS, PLANS, & SUCH
Team Teaching with Pat Klein and Susan Marlene
Motto- a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution. Definition found on: https://www.google.com/search?q=motto+definition&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS850US850&oq=Motto&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l7.5069j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Mottos can be expressed in any form: sentence, poem, or even a short paragraph. Whatever short phrase will motivate you to achieve your dream goal. Let’s take time to jot down what is important to you for your writing goals. Answer some questions such as: What legacy do you wish to leave? Who do you wish to (encourage, educate, relieve, etc., ect.?) What private achievement or character do you wish to pursue, develop or maintain? Why do you write and what motivates you to do so? NOW that you have thought about some ideas let’s take a few minutes to jot and share.
When writing a book idea, who do you see reading your words? Age, Education, Interests, etc.! This is your target audience.
Bare essential one-liner: What’s your fiction novel’s real story? Following quoted from, How to Write a Novel Using the SNOWFLAKE Method by Randy Ingermanson. The Day of The Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth “Well, it’s a thriller about a professional assassin hired by French terrorists to kill Charles de Gaulle.”
What does this quote reveal? We need only write the basic info that will tell the reader what the story is about. No back story, please. Give the category with summary of brief important highlights.
Let’s jot ideas! And share if you please!
File of recognition of appreciation and or Author’s Note which some authors include in the back of the novel: For example, ones who have encouraged or assisted you with information gathering for this novel, librarians, historians, family, beta readers, your readers, editors, agent, and publisher, and Father God, are some common ones. (Read some examples.) Laura Frantz, Susan Meissner, Susan May Warren
Jot down some notes for this list of appreciated helpers.
PENS OF PRAISE
CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP
January 21, 2020
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
Franklin St. Room
707 Quay St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Street parking and parking in rear available. Wheelchair accessible.
Franklin St. Room located on the first floor, to the left of the service desk.
“METHODS, PLANS & SUCH” is our topic for January. Pat Klein and Susan Marlene will facilitate the meeting to assist our focus and organizing planning for 2020. May we be blessed and a blessing in all our endeavors this year!
PROMPT: Use some or all of these words for a poem, short story, devotion, or anything you please, for a five-minute read. (Hope, irritating, flawless, beggarly, jewel, minimal, strength, and or boldness.)
Let Susan Marlene know if you are attending so that she can save a seat for you and a handout. firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspired readers given excellent take-away = return readers!
We are a safe place to share and Pens Meetings are free.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact Becky McLafferty @ email@example.com or
Susan Marlene@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Words are not just words. They are thoughts and inspiration that have been behind every relationship and every deed--good or bad throughout time. If you have that burning desire to communicate and explore, come peruse my pages, teachings, and short stories. Allow inspiration to anchor your dreams on the written pages of memoirs, devotions, poems, or stories, both short or long! Luxuriate in the creativity you were born to share!
Sarah Grosskopf is a beta reader, writer, and copywriter extraordinaire! I highly recommend Sarah and have known her for years. She has taught and encouraged Pens of Praise members with her humor, instinct, and highly praised skill sets. So you may consider this an invitation to discover details about Sarah Grosskopf. Here is a link to her website!