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Writers' Space Saloon

Page Created:  07/31/17.  Last Updated:  12/10/18.


Next Weeknight Session:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
Next Weekend Session:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM.



The Writers' Space Saloon has been created to provide a teleconference audio/video forum for our members to network and discuss writerly matters.  Its primary purpose is to provide an option for members whose schedule or location does not permit them to attend our "in person" activities.  A secondary purpose is to provide an additional networking venue for writers currently attending our gatherings.  A tertiary goal is to enhance the skill set of members who may in the future use it to interact with current and potential readers.

There are generally two sessions each month.  The first one is at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday.  The other is at 12:30 PM on the third Sunday.

Troubleshooting Notes by Karen Cavalli.

Google Hangouts Pointers:

Note:  Consider having two devices at hand.  If you are having problems interfacing by phone, you can switch to your laptop, etc.  This has worked for a couple of people in the group.

1..........Use Chrome as the Browser (though Safari works, too).

2..........Use a gmail account if possible.  Some features may not work for other systems.

3..........There is a limit of 10 people, including the moderator, for a session.

4..........Upcoming sessions will be posted on the Writers' of the Weird FaceBook Group, as well as the Websites of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County and the Writers of the Weird.

5..........Attendees should indicate that they plan to attend via FaceBook or email.

6..........Writers attending the session will receive an email with a link to the Hangout shortly (15 minutes, approximately) before the start of the session.

7..........Each session will have a Moderator who will create the session, maintain order during the discussion, and troubleshoot any technical problems a member discovers.

8..........Notes for Organizers about Creating a Google Hangout and Creating a YouTube Recording of the Hangout appear at bottom.




Upcoming & Past Sessions (MODERATORS):

..........Tuesday, 01/08/19 @ 7:30 PM:  The Odyssey Experience with Jeanne Cavelos
JEAN CAVELOS1.  A J Bartholomew2.  [No Karen].  Maria Fisher3.  Lakshit Jain4.  

..........Sunday, 12/16/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Hypnotism:  Getting It Right
MARK SALZWEDEL1.  [No Karen].  A J Bartholomew2.  

..........Tuesday, 12/11/18 @ 7:30 PM:  How Advances Work / How Publishers Determine Author Advances
STEPHEN S POWER1.  Karen Cavalli2.  A J Bartholomew3.  Lakshit Jain4.  Rich Knight5.  

..........Sunday, 11/18/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Creating a YouTube Channel
RICK GUALTIEIRI.  Karen Cavalli.  Joseph Kennedy.  Paul Calhoun.  Carol Gyzander.  Robert Stava.

..........Tuesday, 11/13/18 @ 7:30 PM.  All About Blog Tours
HANK QUENSE.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain.  Ed Charlton.  Robert Stava.

..........Sunday, 10/21/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Pubic Reading 101.
CAROL GYZANDER  A J Bartholomew.  Joseph Kennedy.  Hank Quense.  Erin Roll.

..........Tuesday, 10/09/18 @ 8:00 PM.  Writers Online Classes & Workshops.
TERRI PRIZZI1.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Terry Coughlin.  Rick Gualtieri.  Lakshit Jain.  Erin Roll.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Sunday, 09/16/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Communication Across Cultures.
ALINA SHOSKY.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday, 09/11/18 @ 7:30 PM:  All about Broad Universe.
APRIL GREY.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli  Carol Gyzander.  Erin Roll.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Sunday, 08/19/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Plotting with Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet.
KAREN CAVALLI1.  A J Bartholomew. Lakshit Jain.  Ben Parris.  Hank Quense.

..........Sunday, 08/14/18 @ 7:30 PM:  Scams & Vanity Presses
JEREMIAH KLECKNER.  A J Bartholomew. Karen Cavalli.  Rick Gualtieri.

..........Sunday, 07/22/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Website Basics.
MAUREEN ZAHN.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Alina Shosky.

...........Tuesday. 07/10/18 @ 7:30 PM.  Character Development & Conflict.
HANK QUENSE.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain.  Ben Parris.  Erin Roll.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Friday, 06/15/18 @ 7:30 PM:  -   Canceled

..........Sunday, 06/10/18 @ 12:30 PM:  View from a Distant Shore:  Science Fiction Experiences Outside the USA.
ALINA SHOSKY1.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain

..........Sunday, 05/20/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Building & Utilizing Mailing Lists
ED CHARLTON.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday, 05/08/18 @ 7:30 PM.  Formatting an Ebook Manuscript
(Note:  We are trying out the Zoom Platform for this one.  The change only effects the Moderator.)
HANK QUENSE.  Karen Cavalli   Terrence Coughlin.  Patrick Fouche.  Madhavi Ghare.  Lakshit Jain.

..........Sunday, 04/22/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Selling at Conventions
JEREMIAH KLECKNER.  Karen Cavalli. Rick Gualtieri. Lakshit Jain.

..........Tuesday, 04/10/18 @ 7:30 PM:  Getting the Space Stuff Right
BEN PARRIS.  Andres Castro.  Karen Cavalli.  Alex Shvartsman.  David Simerly.

..........Sunday, 03/18/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Using Tarot Cards to Plot Stories
MADHAVI GHARE.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Terri Prizzi.

..........Tuesday, 03/13/18 @ 7:30 PM:  Basics of Self-Publishing
HANK QUENSE.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Ed Charlton.  Terrence Coughlin.  Madhavi Ghare.  David Harten Watson.  Jeremiah Kleckner.  Ben Parris.

..........Saturday, 02/24/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Getting Book Reviews
HANK QUENSE.  Madhavi Ghare.  Rick Gualtieri.  Carol Gyzander.  Joseph Kennedy.

..........Sunday, 02/18/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Getting Book Reviews. - Rescheduled to 02/25/18

..........Tuesday, 02/13/18 @ 7:30 PM:  Being a Business Person about Your Writing, Part 2. - CANCELED

..........Sunday, 01/21/18 @ 12:30 PM:  Managing Your Time.
KAREN CAVALLI.  Hank Quense.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday, 01/09/18 @ 7:30 PM:  Write Thousands of Words Per Day Using Transcription Software.
JEREMIAH KLECKNER.  Terry Coughlin.  A J Kohr.  Hank Quense.

..........Sunday, 12/17/17 @ 12:30 PM:  Plotting Vs Pantsing, Part 2.
KAREN CAVALLI.  Alina Shosky.  

..........Tuesday, 12/12/17 @ 7:30 PM:  Scrivener Q & A.
MAUREEN ZAHN.   A J Bartholomew.  Jeremiah Kleckner.  David Simerly.  Hank Quense.

..........Sunday, 11/19/17 @ 12:30 PM:  Plotting Vs Pantsing.
KAREN CAVALLI.  Jeremiah Kleckner.  A J Kohr.  Alina Shosky.  Marueen Zahn. 

..........Tuesday, 11/14/17 @ 7:30 PM:  Being a Business-Person about Your Writing.
HANK QUENSE.  Karen Cavalli.  Terry Coughlin  Jeremiah Kleckner.  Ben Parris.

..........Tuesday, 10/24/17 @ 7:30 PM:  NaNoWritMo.
HANK QUENSE.  A J Bartholomew.  Karen Cavalli.  Ed Charlton.  Terrence Coughlin.  Jeremiah Kleckner.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday, 10/10/17 @ 7:30 PM  Critiquing.
A J BARTHOLOMEW.  Terrance Coughlin.  Madhavi Ghare.  Ben Parris.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday, 09/12/17 @ 7:30 PM:  Character Development
A J BARTHOLOMEW.  Karen Cavalli.  Ed Charlton.  David Harten Watson.  Richard Herr.  Richard Knight.  Terri Prizzi.  Hank Quense.

..........Wednesday, 08/16/17 @ 8:00 PM - CANCELED

..........Tuesday 08/15/17 @ 7:30 PM
DIANA DAVIS OLSEN.  A J Bartholomew.  Frederick Doot.  Madhavi Ghare.  Hank Quense.  Maureen Zahn.

..........Tuesday 08/08/17 @ 7:30 PM:  Basics of Google Hangouts.
DIANA DAVIS OLSEN.  A J Bartholomew.  Frederick Doot.  Madhavi Ghare. Terri Prizzi.  Hank Quense.


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Notes for Organizers

1..........The simplest way is to use the hangout link:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/tfutp5grqjaerlg6yqjawbuv7au

Click on the link and you go to a hangout page.  Click on "start a hangout” and you’ll see another button that says, “invite people”. put the email addys in the block and watch the magic happen. 

2..........Recording a YouTube Event

Click on the Word Document below (WOTW-YouTube(1).doc) for instructions on creating a Video Recording of the Session.  Our thanks to Hank Quense for creating this document.



Not Interested:
Sam Capener.  Carol Gyzander.  David Simerly.

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Philip De Parto,
Nov 17, 2017, 9:44 AM
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