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Meeting on March 23rd – Cancelled!

Granbury Writers’ Bloc Members,

The meeting scheduled for March 23rd at The Point at Waterview in Granbury, 2nd floor Activity Room, 100 Watermark Blvd is canceled. At this time Waterview has limited access to their facility to protect their residence. It is not clear how long this limited access will continue.
Our plan is to keep a watchful eye on things. I will be looking for alternatives sites should the need arise.
Kathryn McClatchy has volunteered to set up synchronous or asynchronous critique session on-line after next week. We will communicate further about that once it is in place. Alternatively, if there are some of you who want your work critiqued and want to use the ‘old fashioned’ method, send me a word document and I will find 3 to 5 members who are willing to read it and provide feedback. 
This  distancing period could allow all of us an opportunity to crank out more material. Get those first drafts finished. Or even start something new. Keep writing as if your life depended upon it!
The Executive Board will assess the situation on a month-by-month basis and keep you informed. Hopefully, we can get back to meeting soon.
Respectfully,
 
Mary Lou Condike, President
For the Granbury Writers’ Bloc Executive Committee

Jaye Wells Will Speak at Summer Workshop

GWB is honored to have Jaye Wells speak at our Summer Workshop.

USA Today Bestseller Jaye Wells is a former magazine editor whose award-winning speculative fiction novels have hit several bestseller lists. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and is a sought-after speaker on the craft of writing. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves to travel to exotic locales, experiment in her kitchen like a mad scientist, and try things that scare her so she can write about them in her books. She lives in Texas.
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Her topic at the workshop:
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Promises and Payoffs 

Good stories don’t happen by accident. To master the art of delivering satisfying tales, writers must learn how to effectively make story promises in Act One as well as how to deliver satisfying payoffs by The End. This class will explore the types of promises you must make from the first line of your story, demonstrate a variety of tools you can use to make those promises, and offer strategies to avoid cheating your readers out of satisfying payoffs.