WAVERLEY WRITERS OF FOWL REPORT to FOWL COMMITTEE, JULY 2016
Waverley Writers of FOWL held its 17th meeting on the third Sunday of July, from 2-4 pm in the Theory Room in Waverley Library. There were 6 attendees at this 6th meeting for 2016, which Anne Skyvington convened.
The meeting went well, with all six participants contributing and/or giving feedback. Three members read segments from their novels and one read an excerpt from her memoir. All of the pieces received positive feedback.
Inter alia, Kay talked about how at Toastmasters, they recommend never to give feedback from a universal perspective, but to say “I think…” rather than “You should…”. This is very good advice for our group, as we take giving good feedback very seriously.
Maureen discussed what she had gleaned from the Double Bay Digital Publishing Seminar last month, and Dina added her insights too. It was very explanatory and of much interest to those who had not attended the workshop.
Three of the members went to a coffee shop in Westfield to chat afterwards.
Our next meeting will take place in the Theory Room on the 3rd Sunday, the 21st of August, 2016.
Susan Beinart (Liaison, Waverley Writers of FOWL)