Do you think you have what it takes to be a writer? Have people told you that your life experiences would make a great book? There is no time like the present to begin what can be a life-long passion of writing for your own fulfillment and or to enlighten, entertain, amuse or inspire others. Join other writing enthusiasts at the Chester for our monthly meeting for writers and would-be writers, who want to write, sell and market their works.
Directed by Carlotta G. Holton BA, MA; , a Chester Twp. award-winning author and journalist/editor (The Record; The New York Times Jersey Weekly section) who has taught writing at the College of St. Elizabeth and Union County college and has published fiction works, Grave Matters (2015 Honorable mention at The New England Book Festival) ; Deadly Innocence; Vampire Resurrection; Touching the Dead and Salem Pact as well as the non-fiction, Getting Out of Limbo. The former Executive Director of the New Jersey Press Women’s Association and member of the National association of Press Women, she presently writes a column for The Observer Tribune.
The group will meet the first Friday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. The first hour will address such topics as genre; tips to writing every day; journaling - how it works and how to use it to develop a story idea; translating life/work experiences into a book/short story and various exercises, including brainstorming, to expand your thoughts on topics relevant to your project. During the 2nd hour we will share what we have written for comments/suggestions.
You only need to bring two notebooks and loads of enthusiasm! For more information call the Chester Library at 908-879-7612.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult