There is a process to writing – a natural progression than many ambitious writers want to skip.
Critiques are generally not for learning – and are certainly not for beginning writers. Beginners need to LEARN and spend time learning their craft and writing – a lot, getting that first (awful) story written, discovering story arches, learning how to build momentum and tension, getting to know their characters – and finding when and where backstory is appropriate before moving on. This is a d
The Greater Canton Writers' Guild was founded in 1964 by Gail Golloday Schneider, a painter and poet. She lead the organization for four years , then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for the American Greeting Card Company where she eventually became an editor. After Ms.Schneider's departure, the Guild continued under the leadership of a nucleus of members. The Guild was established an an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and formed to provide beginning and professional writers a venue for learning, exchange of ideas, manuscript critiques, and market information. This organization includes people of diverse backgrounds and talents who share a common commitment to the art of writing.
The Guild meets at 6 pm on the third Thursday of every month at the DeHoff Realty Building in North Canton. Visitors are always welcome, but as this is not a public building, all visitors need to contact an officer beforehand, or come to a meeting with another member. Doors close and lock at 6 pm
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, OUR MEETING PLACE IS TO BE DETERMINED ON A MONTHLY BASIS.
PLEASE CONTACT AN OFFICER FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TIMES AND TOPICS
Meetings for the rest of the year:
June 17th - at 6 pm
July 15th - 6 pm
August 19th - Tightening the short story
September 16th - The parts of and Deconstructing the short story
October 21st- on Critiques
Edwardklink.blogspot.com - Ed Klink
www.beyondtheimages.com - Jean Trent on photography, musings and ramblings
PaintandPens.blogspot.com - Mela Saylor on art and writing and some crochet
This is not a critique group but a learning environment comprised of people who continually strive to write well. Critiques are available on occasion to members, but we urge everyone to get a writing buddy and develop relationships with people who understand your genre and writing style.
Membership FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT AND EMAILED BACKi
. Please contact an officer for details.
What are you looking for in a writing group?
fellowship with other writers
How far are you in your writing?
beginner- has not written beyond high school, and has limited knowledge of story parts, sentence construction, and character development
intermediate - has been writing for a few years, picking up knowledge from books, magazines, and articles. Has written several short stories.
seasoned - has written for many decades, good knowledge of story construction, published in many books
President - Mela Saylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President- Jean Trent
Past President and Treasurer - Caroline Totten
by phone - 330-265-6911,
by email - GCWG1964@yahoo.com
or write to us at
Greater Canton Writers' Guild
P.O. Box 8381
Canton, Ohio 44711