The Premier Writing Organization On
California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters


Tuesday, May, 2022  General Meeting Webinar:

6:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 848 7459 8868

Passcode: 613345 

Round tables critique group begins at 5:15 p.m.

Our guest speaker this evening will be

Tina Clark

From Start to Finish - How to complete that first draft

The topics Tina will cover include:       

  • Coming up with ideas 
  • Basic story elements – applies to almost any genre 
  • Plot - theme, characters, setting, balance between action/dialogue/description/character thoughts; 
  • Writing strategies - outlining vs. off the cuff, daily expectations, motivators, how to avoid getting stuck in a rut, when to edit
  • Completion -what matters and what doesn’t
  • How not to get stuck
  • Next Steps - rewrite, self-editing, additional research, etc., critique readers, Additional Resources.

Round Tables Critique Sessions begin at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and  Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.

Please email your submissions to Terry and Mark ahead of time:



We meet at the United Church of Christ, at 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 


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