Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MWG: Pooling Our Resources

With 13 chapters around the state, the Missouri Writers' Guild has remarkable literary talent among its members and our chapters seem to almost constantly be coming up with new contests, workshops or activities.  With so much going on in so many different places, it's tough keeping track of who's doing what when. 

Let's try to change all that. 

Wouldn't it be nice to find out what other chapters are doing that you might learn from?  Or how about getting a speaker from Cape Girardeau that nobody has heard before for a conference in Kansas City?  And wouldn't it be nice to have 30 additional contest entries because your chapter got the word out through MWG?  If you're a writer, you understand the value in networking and we've decided to use this space as an opportunity for our members and others to get to know one another a little better, network, and share announcements of your events, contests, conferences, book signings, speaking engagements, and other activities.  And wouldn't it be nice to have other writers give you applause when you've earned it?  Everyone benefits when we pool our resources!

Mondays will be MEMBER MONDAY when we'll get the opportunity to spotlight a member of MWG.  Nominations for the first MEMBER MONDAY in the spotlight are open now until Friday, so add your suggestion in the comment space at the bottom of this blog.

We'll have guest bloggers from time to time and post other information as we receive it.  To get things started, we have a few items of interest to our writers, but we want to hear from you!  Email your information about events, contests, workshops, or your reason for us to give you applause to Debbie Marshall at  mwgconferenceinfo@gmail.com.

Go to our new MWG Resource Pool to find out what's coming up.  We're looking forward to hearing from you soon with all the information you'd like to share!  We're not leaving anybody out, but you have to send us your information if you want to have it posted.

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