the heck are Talent Tables?
of the benefits of having a group like GLVWG is that we have so many
talented people. Unfortunately, the way our meetings are structured we
don’t always have time to network and share those talents with each
other. But in September things will be different.
our September meeting the focus will be on networking. [Look for a
postcard arriving in your mail box with info about the morning program
and afternoon workshop.] Also, we will put our money/time where our
mouths are—we will put aside 20 minutes to network via Talent Tables.
a Talent Table? It’s a place to go to share your talent (or to glean
talent from someone else). You can offer (or seek) writing-related
advice or services.
Talent Tables are grouped by topic. If all goes well, we can have these
Talent Tables periodically and switch up topics based on what the group
asks for ahead of time. (We need to be sure we have an expert to
facilitate each of those tables.)
September we plan to have a table devoted to craft
(writing, editing, plotting—I know, it covers a broad area); a table
devoted to publishing/marketing (any Wordpress/Facebook
experts out there? Create Space gurus? Writing coaches?); and a table
devoted to the writing life (keeping your life balanced, getting
and/or staying organized; where to look for ideas—any life coaches out
Talent Tables may include:
(this could include cover design, picture books, bookmarks, etc.)
Writing (how to get started, what good books to read for examples, where
to market your story)
Writing (how to get ideas, how to submit, how to get started)
Stories (where to submit, how it differs from novel writing, types of
of course, we’re always open to ideas. Remember, GLVWG is here to
serve our members and meet their needs. But we need to know what those
needs are. Feedback is always welcome. So are volunteers.
for your time and I hope to see you at the September meeting!