SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Barbara McNichol,- editing expert
TIGHTEN YOUR WRITING AND OTHER SELF EDITING TECHNIQUES
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes Barbara McNichol
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
WHEN: WED August 27th , 2014 at 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER: Barbara McNichol – Tighten Your Writing and Other Self-Editing Techniques You enjoy the creative process of writing and telling poignant stories. You think you’ve “nailed it” beautifully—until you sit down and reread your latest draft. Not so great after all. It’s now time to polish it until it shines.
But when it comes to perfecting your own writing, do you know what to look for? Think like an editor and revise your own work just as a pro would do.
In this skill-building session, expert editor Barbara McNichol shows how to improve EVERYTHING you write—from emails to blog posts to book chapters. You’ll apply proven writing/editing techniques to help you:
- Tighten and brighten your writing
- Proofread and punctuate with fresh eyes
- Avoid choosing the wrong words and blemishing your reputation.
Come to this fun, interactive session to capture practical skills you’ll use forever.
Barbara McNichol’s passion is helping people write clearly, concisely, and correctly. She shows how to say what you want to convey with confidence. How? Through Wordshops that help participants write effective emails, whack wordiness, and match words with their correct meanings. This editor of 300+ nonfiction books has created a word choice guide called Word Trippers and puts out two ezines: “Word Tripper of the Week” and “Add Power to Your Pen.” All point out the little nitty things that will make a big difference in your ability to write well.
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: Members $25 and Guests $30 (NEW JULY 1st 2014) – Please RSVP early
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in. Thank you for the help.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is to the rear – two large lots. Note: best to enter from the side elevator for the 4th Floor Grille – NOT the main lobby.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way – NOT through the main lobby. Welcome!
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams