Guest Presenter: Author C. Michelle Jefferies

We will be hosting a presentation on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, at 10:30 am at the Grantsville library. Our guest presenter is C. Michelle Jefferies. This is a free event, open to the public. Class description: While it’s called several things, seven point structure, story structure, four part structure. . . What is should be…

Hands-on Scrivener Class

Information for the 2-hour Scrivener class on Saturday April 9, 10:30 am, at the Tooele Library. Instructor: Cindy Whitney This is a hands on class. If you’re planning on attending, please follow these instructions: — get Scrivener. It’s $40 (one time fee) or you can download for a 30-day trial (30 uses). — get the…

Welcome to the new Blog!

This is our new hangout. We had a successful migration from our old Blogger blog to this new one. We have new pages with information about the group, a contact page, and a resource page. We also have a page with a calendar of upcoming events. Look for guest posts coming soon.

September Tooele Writer’s Group

On Thursday September 18, members of Tooele Writers gathered in the Tooele library to discuss critique groups. Laura Bastian, president of the writer’s group, gave the presentation. Information included a list of critique-group how-tos from magicalworlds.net.   The full list can be found online here, but some of the ideas were to establish the type of…

Fun at the Tooele Writer’s Meet and Greet night in July

On July 18, members of Tooele Writer’s Group gathered at the pavilion next to the pool for a public meet-and-greet-the-author night. Several authors brought books to sign. While the public and authors came and went as they pleased, the authors (and their books) that were present at 6:00 P.M. are listed below. If you attended,…

Meet the Authors of Tooele County

Tooele is full of talent.  In the five years I’ve been involved in the writing community, I’ve seen so much talent in our little area. We’ve got a handful of authors who are published.  Both traditionally, as well as independently. One thing that impresses me about authors, is how friendly they are, and how genuinely…

June Meeting of Tooele Writers

In June, Tooele Writer’s Group had a pot-luck picnic dinner. The group was small, but the chatting was as fun as always! Here’s one of the fun recipes from that night: Home-Made Guacamole, and Layered Dip—from Cindy Ferriera Whitney The guacamole is just mashed avocados with a pinch of salt and some lime juice. For…

May meeting of Tooele Writers

This was a lot of fun and very informative.  This past Thursday, members of Tooele Writers met to share and discuss what some learned from a recent LDS Storymaker’s conference. Tiffany Shumway discussed how to outline novels using the information she learned in a workshop based on ‘Save the Cat!’ by Blake Snyder. In this…

March meeting of Tooele Writers

Two software programs were discussed Wednesday evening as members of Tooele Writers met to learn about novel writing software and how it can ease the writing and publishing process. Krista Wayment, who tried several novel writing programs before she settled on YWriter5, presented her experiences during the first part of the meeting. “This was the…

Formatting E-books…Nicole Grane’s notes

Thanks again to Nicole Grane for sharing these notes! This section of her notes details how to take a Word file that you’ve already formatted for Create Space and format it for e-books. Creating an E-book doc: 1.       Format the text a.       Copy the Create Space file to a new Word document b.      Under the…

Formatting a Word document for Create Space

Hello all! Below are the notes Nicole Grane shared this past Thursday about how to format a Word document for a Create Space book. NICOLE GRANE’S NOTES ON FORMATTING BOOKS: If you have questions, please contact Nicole Grane at N.Grane@hotmail.com. Also, a special thanks to Nicole for sharing what she learned! Formatting a Word document…

February meeting of Tooele Writers: self publishing and more!

Some of the features of self-publishing were discussed at the Tooele Writer’s meeting Thursday evening, as well as the chapter blog, membership to the League of Utah Writers, upcoming meetings and other miscellaneous items. “The writing world has changed,” chapter president Laura Bastian said. Bastian said when she started attending Tooele Writers there was a…