It’s Cold Outside!

Tis the season to shovel snow and sit in front of the fireplace. With all of the seasonal activities and the cold weather, the ‘real  life’ meetings of the Lafayette Writers Group are being postponed until things warm up a bit. Please join us on Facebook, follow along on Twitter, join the discussions on our Yahoo! Email Group, and keep your eye on this blog for updates, exercises, announcements and other goodies.

It’s also NaNoWriMo time – get your pencils sharpened, and your notepaper ready. Kickoff is Midnight, November 1! At the last look, we have several writers in the greater Lafayette area who are ready to write 50,000 words in 30 days- join in the fun!

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LWG Meeting Postponed: October 6, 2012

The Lafayette Writers Group meeting originally scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012 has been postponed due to illness. Stay tuned for the announcement with the new date!

If you have any questions, please email

Thanks for your understanding!

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Chunky Characters – September 15, 2012

Our meeting on Saturday, Sep 15 will be at Barnes & Noble on Sagamore Parkway near the Tippecanoe Mall at 2 PM. We will explore what it means to write “chunky” characters and share in a related writing exercise. As always, we’ll enjoy our lively and in-depth discussions about the writing world.
See you there!


©2012 LWG

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Free Workshops for Authors at the 2012 Indy Author Fair

Celebrate Indiana’s rich literary tradition with activities for writers
and book lovers of all ages at the Indy Author Fair on Saturday,
September 29, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Central Library (40 E. St.
Clair St., Indianapolis).

At the Indy Author Fair, you will:
learn how to publish and market your book through a variety of workshops
and presenters; have the opportunity to meet more than 40 of Indiana’s
talented authors; and sit down with the winners and finalists of the
2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award.

Sessions include: Getting Published; Marketing Your Mystery; The Unique
Art of Marketing Poetry; Writing and Selling a Picture Book; Marketing
Your Book; Writing a Book Proposal; The Pleasures and Pitfalls of
Self-Publishing; and Get Started!

This event is free and open
to the public! A full schedule of events and a list of participating
authors and presenters is available at the website:

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Writing Tip – September 5, 2012

When you’re ready to edit, choose a small section and read it aloud. Does it flow? Is it awkward? Better yet, record yourself reading the section and listen to it on playback. Is it clear and engaging? Is it repetitive, or does it ramble on? You might be surprised by what you hear- listen to it as your reader would, and you’ll find the places that need the most attention.

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Back Where We Started – And Moving Ahead

Buy The Book is moving to a new location, and I thought it would be nice to have our next meeting there – where we started. AND – everything is 50% off! So come early and browse their amazing selection of books, and bring copies of an excerpt from your WIP, and let’s have some coffee and good discussion! See you this Saturday, September 1 at 2 PM 🙂
Buy The Book
1538 Main Street Five Points
Lafayette, IN 47901

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LWG Meeting: Sat. Aug. 18, 2012, 2:00 PM

Meeting News:

We will meet at the Tippecanoe County Public Library, in meeting room A this Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 PM. You are welcome to bring something to drink, but please make sure it is in a container that is safe from spills, lol. We’ll have a writing exercise that will help put some “umph” into your writing: “A Dose of Viagra for Passive Writing”, and then we’ll have a time of sharing and discussion, so if you would like to bring a short piece for which you’d like to receive some feedback, please bring several copies and jump right in.

See you there!

Tippecanoe County Public Library (Downtown Location):

627 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

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