August Meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 pm

Formatting your eBook – Jason Matthews
What would you do if you knew how to format and upload your own manuscript to Amazon? Jason Matthews is going to walk us through that very processes using a real manuscript. Join us Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30. Formatting MS Word documents, uploading and viewing ebooks in Preview Mode; from start to finish, Jason will guide us through the process.
Unitarian Universalist Social Hall
2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad)
San Luis Obispo, CA

Round Table 5:15 – 6:15
Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.
Write it Right: Susan Tuttle continues the 6-month series on writing. August topic is Point of View. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

See you tomorrow night!

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall
2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad)
San Luis Obispo, CA

Author’s Fair

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

BBQ 6:00 – 6:30

In celebration of summer, Tom Snow will be BBQ-ing us. Eating begins at 6:00.

Author’s Fair 6:30-8:30

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display throughout the evening. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table.

Jason Matthews begins our evening with instruction on setting up an Author’s Page on Amazon. Following his presentation, we will hear from a select group of members who will be pitching their work.



 

SLO NightReaders – July Pick

In July, we will be reading Don Maruska’s Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life.

Take Charge of Your Talent

As a founder and CEO of three Silicon Valley companies, venture investor, and recipient of the National Innovators Award, Don Maruska writes and speaks from a broad base of experience. His lifelong passions for creativity, translating innovative ideas into practical applications, and bringing out the best in others stimulate his work. His books, keynote speeches, and workshops guide audiences to fulfill their hopes in powerful, practical, and profitable ways.

Take Charge of Your Talent details three keys to develop and enjoy your abilities. You’ll discover new ways to identify your aspirations and opportunities, power past obstacles, and translate your intentions into results. Finally, you’ll create a personal brand with enduring career assets that will multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

Don Maruska will be a speaker at the Central Coast Writers Conference in San Luis Obispo, September 19-20. The NightWriters was honored to have Don speak at one of the monthly general meetings.

Spoiler Alert! SLO NightReaders Book Discussion – The Beginning of Everything

Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before – before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is lyrical, witty, hilarious, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

Did you like the book? Let’s discuss!

1. With regards to SLO NightReaders, we know that the majority of us is not in the “young adult” age group anymore. (Don’t worry! We won’t tell! Ahem…) Earlier this month, Internet world was caught up in a heated debate about whether YA books are appropriate for grown ups, or whether once you’re out of your teens they can only dumb you down. What do you think? Do you read YA? Why? Why not?

2. How does the title The Beginning of Everything relate to the themes of the book?

3. Fitting in is one of the main themes of this book. We all know how important it seemed to fit in when we were in high school. How important is it to you now? What changed? What stayed the same?

4. Why do you think Ezra finds himself drawn to Cassidy? What do you think their interaction would look like if the car accident had never happened?

5. Where do you think Ezra will be 20 years from now? Cassidy? Toby?

THE FIRST ONE TO COMMENT WILL WIN A BOOK BY SLO NIGHTWRITER EVELYN COLE!

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the July book reveal!

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Show your stuff!!

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display during our July Meeting. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table. Join us Tuesday, July 8th for a night of “showing off”. For more information on the evening, visit our General Meeting Page.

5 days remain

Congrats to all who have entered the contest – there’s still 5 days left to get your entry in.

contest 2014

July’s Round Tables

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00 

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

July Meeting

Author’s Fair

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

BBQ 6:00 – 6:30

In celebration of summer, Tom Snow will be BBQ-ing us. Eating begins at 6:00.

 

Author’s Fair 6:30-8:30

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display throughout the evening. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table.

Jason Matthews begins our evening with instruction on setting up an Author’s Page on Amazon. Following his presentation, we will hear from a select group of members who will be pitching their work.

SLO NightReaders – The Beginning of Everything

Dear NightReaders,

when we selected Robyn Schneider‘s book The Beginning of Everything as our June read, we didn’t know that the young-adult fiction will become a hot topic (shall we say yet again). Ruth Graham claims: “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.

What do you say, NightReaders? Do you read YA? Why? Why not? You can share with us now, or discuss with us at the end of the month.

For now – it’s no too late to pick up The Beginning of Everything! Happy reading!

The Beginning Of Everything

 

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