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Regular meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Peach State Bank, 325 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA, 3rd floor. We welcome visitors and writers at all levels of experience and in all genres. Enjoy a free, informative program followed by social time with refreshments.

Members with limited mobility and guests may park at the Peach State Bank. All other members please park at St. Paul United Methodist Church across the street from the bank, as we have permission to use their spaces for overflow parking. (Please do not park in front of the glass doors of the church as those spaces are for their staff).


Current News

Northeast Georgia Wtiters 2015 Anthology

Marianne Scott has done a great job in getting things moving on the Anthology. Twenty four authors have submitted prize-winning works for the Anthology. Now it’s time to make some decisions about how we will structure the book and set a timeline for things to happen. We will have a working session to decide on such things as the title and theme of the book, inclusion of a forward and dedication, and how the writings should be grouped. There will also be a discussion of what kind of artwork should be included. Once some of these decisions are made we can set a sequence and schedule for the various tasks to be completed.

Next Month's Meeting

November 5, 2014

Michael Hauge

Special Speaker

Writing Romantic Comedies and Love Stories

This is a two part program. The first part will be a short program to allow us to have time for a working session on our upcoming Anthology. The second part of the presentation will be the program for our January 2015 meeting.

MICHAEL HAUGE is a story and script consultant, author and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on their screenplays, novels, movies and television projects. He has coached writers, producers, stars and directors on projects for Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron and Morgan Freeman, as well as for every major studio and network.


Upcoming Events

Red Clay Writers Conference

Georgia Writers Assocation is presenting their annual Red Clay Writers Conference. Red Clay will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year’s conference will feature four, one-hour panels, and two, two-hour writing workshops. Go to georgiawriters.org for more information.

“Writing Romantic Comedies and Love Stories”

Our program for November will be the first part of a two part video presentation on “Writing Romantic Comedies and Love Stories” by Michael Hauge. The second part of the presentation will be the program for our January 2015 meeting.

Love stories heighten both the emotional appeal and the commercial potential of your screenplay, and provide you with a powerful tool for revealing inner conflict, character growth and theme. Using the most successful romantic comedies and love stories of the last decade as examples, this DVD will reveal the essential principles for writing believable, entertaining, and emotionally fulfilling romantic relationships.

This isn’t just for writers of love stories—note the part of the paragraph above that I have underlined. These are important elements of all writing, and Hauge does a good job of explaining and giving examples.

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