From the January 2021 writing challenge, the top three stories are:
First Place – Odors by JJ Rushmore
Second Place – Beholder by Tom Howard (Withheld by author’s request)
Third Place – Red Wigglers by Diane J. Windsor
Throughout 2021, Granbury Writers’ Bloc meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., one block east of Granbury’s historic square. Gordon House (meet there in February) and the Langdon Center have a kitchen and bathrooms. You may park in the parking lot on the east of the complex, or nearby public parking areas.
February Meeting is this Monday – February 22, 2021.
Kathryn McClatchy is our speaker on social media:
Social media platforms and best practices change almost constantly. New apps, new uses, new rules, new upgrades… no wonder writers are confused, and many opt out because they just want to write their stories. Unfortunately, those who opt out also miss out on useful research tools, growing audiences, and free advertising.
Whether you are new to social media, need to update your skills, or want specific best practices for authors, this is the session for you.
Join Kathryn McClatchy as she presents current info on hashtag usage and Twitter best practices. The second half of her time will be spent allowing you to get on Twitter, practicing what you’ve learned and asking questions as they come up. Make sure you have Twitter loaded/updated on your favorite device. If time allows, Kathryn will also explain how the hashtag info applies to other social media platforms.
Kathryn McClatchy has written for newspapers and magazines; worked in advertising, marketing, and market research; and taught high school and college Composition, Rhetoric, and Literature.
In June of 2006 she suffered the first of many strokes. It changed the course of her life and was the impetus to begin writing fiction and speaking out on behalf of stroke survivors and service dog partners.
In 2012, Kathryn launched UNLEASHING THE NEXT CHAPTER to encourage, educate, enlighten, and entertain through public speaking, group seminars and workshops, private professional coaching, blogging, and small group coaching. Additionally, she teaches and manage social media for individuals, non-profits, and small businesses as well as writing content and copy. In 2019, she also launched an online community for working writers, also under the umbrella of Unleashing the Next Chapter. In her spare time, Kathryn writes mystery and creative nonfiction.
From the November 2020 writing challenge, the top three stories are:
First Place – Thinning the Herd by JJ Rushmore
Second Place – Looking for Santa Claus by Gail Armstrong
Third Place – A Killer Job by Dr. Barna Richards