RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL
Don’t Let Them Get You
Writers Forum member Jennifer Levens has written both historical and contemporary novels. At our March 11 meeting, she speaks about research as it applies to historical novels for accuracy, and to contemporary novels for dates and accuracy of methodology. Levens explains how to avoid the problem of readers who write to the author about the slightest inaccuracies in a novel, or even worse, readers who put the book down unfinished and move on to another author. She will explain how to avoid this by using meticulous research to identify reliable primary and secondary sources. Jennifer Levens is a Master of Education who also holds a degree in English Literature. She is an actress, director, musician, writer and teacher who has been writing most of her life, and thinks making people laugh is the highest form of therapy.
The meeting is this Saturday from 10:30am-12:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 10:00am so that we can get started promptly at 10:30am. All Saints Episcopal Church is located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA.
See you there!
For years, Writers Forum has relied on our Membership for Multi-media Presentations. From borrowing Shasta College’s Digital Projector (and later their Screen) to other members’ Audio Cables and Mobile HotSpots, we are thankful. But one problem was that Advanced Planning was needed. We could not at the drop of a hat (read that as a presenter canceling) substitute a packaged media program from Writers Digest or other online resources.
Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded the Writers Forum a Volunteer Gift of over a thousand dollars for purchase of equipment that support will enhance Multi-Media presentations.
Retired Scripps Howard Employee and Past Writers Forum President Larry Watters, left, holds check for purchase of Multi-media equipment at General Meeting held February 11, while President Laura Hernadez, right, and Program Chair Sharon Owen, foreground, laugh over the prospect of Owen not “Borrowing” Shasta College’s Projector ever again.
Writers Forum Treasurer Jennifer Levens holds Scripps Howard Foundation check.
Writers Forum is looking for a Hospitality Director and a Membership Director.
The Hospitality Director is responsible for laying out the refreshments for every meeting. This involves putting the coffee on, and buying any necessities out of the hospitality fund.
The Membership Director is responsible for keeping an up-to-date membership roll, collecting membership fees and turning them over to the treasurer, and checking people in at the monthly meetings.
These positions are open to Writers Forum members only.
If you are interested in helping out in this way, contact Laura Hernandez at
or simply let us know at the next Writers Forum meeting.