Saturday, September 3, 2011

EGS Writers' Group Meeting

On September 1, 2011 a group of EGS members interested in moving from the research to the writing phase of Family History met for their 2nd gathering. The first meeting had been held to discuss the purpose and details of this Special Interest Group (SIG) had been held on the evening of August 18th. At that meeting two main thought were determined. A prevailing idea among everyone was the need for motivation and that meeting in a group such as this might provide that stimulus. A secondary idea in the group was the desire to use proper source citations for their writings.

The SIG will be held monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library. For details such as room location, contact Larry Pepper at llpepper@sbcglobal.net.

The September meeting was a great success. Each of the eight attendees shared as much of his/her recent work as the "timer" would allow, leaving time for discussion, questions, suggestions. What a thrill to see the excitement of all for having finally set something to pen and paper or keyboard to file! As hoped, the deadline provided a much needed "kick in the pants" (soon to be known as KP) for all.

The next meeting is set for October 13, 2011 at GBPL in Community Room B at 6:30. All EGS members are welcome to join us. If we get too large, we'll split off. :-)

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