SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Wishes you a Happy Summer of Writing
BARBARA MCNICHOL www.barbaramcnichol.com
JUNE Speaker for Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Guest Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: 2011 LOCATION – Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. at Chaparral Rd. light, NE corner. Enter off Chaparral Rd at the 4th Floor Grill entrance, take elevator,
exit 4th floor, left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30, Wed. JUNE 29th, 2011
WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an
opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with
businesses relating to writing and publishing, and camaraderie and support.
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] SEE BELOW
SPEAKER: Barbara McNichol is passionately committed to
helping authors achieve accuracy and artistry, clarity and creativity through
the written word. Barbara delivers expert editing that puts your book on the
pedestal it deserves. She has worked with 200+ amazing authors since she
founded Barbara McNichol Editorial in 1994.
To further support authors, Barbara has created a word choice guide called Word Trippers: The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word when It Really Matters. (www.wordtrippers.com) She also produces Add Power to Your Pen, a
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www.BarbaraMcNichol.com, email [email protected]
or visit her blog www.nonfictioneditor.com
Enjoy the credibility authorship brings you with a well-edited book you can market with pride.
PRESENTATION: Whack Wordiness: How to Rid Your Writing of
Wasted Words to Make Your Message More Compelling
Join Barbara McNichol in this fun, interactive session guaranteed to improve everything you write—from articles and program descriptions to website copy and nonfiction books.
Barbara applies tried-and-true editing techniques to give you an experience of how to whack extraneous words from your writing. You’ll learn to:
– write a strong, persuasive message
that’s devoid of clutter
– add “muscle” to your writing by taking out the “fluff”
– revise your own work with confidence and save time in the
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See notes below for dinner fees, new format and new
location, thank you.
Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage
and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make a CHOICE the night of the
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests (able to visit twice before joining)
Please make your check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers PRIOR
to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you.
Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 at the table at the door so we can
start the meeting promptly at 6:00 – thank you.
(1) Leave your
check made payable to SSWW
(2) All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker
(3) Have your name checked off the RSVP list
(4) Pick-up your name badge – your receipt for the food server
The agendas will be on the dinner table and the format remains the
DIRECTIONS: Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at
Chaparral Rd just north of Fashion Square Mall – Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear – two large parking lots Note: best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4th Floor
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille and come up that elevator – it is in the center of the hotel complex. There is an awning marked 4th Floor Grille. This is the easiest way in
– not through the lobby. The parking lots are in the back of the complex.
Goals of the Group
Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
Support and challenge each other to always be writing
Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams