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Last updated: 10/6/2016
Next Meeting: October Writers Retreat open to members only
Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month 
at the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library 
three miles north of Forest Lake Exit on I-35
from 10 a.m. - 12:30

Join us for breakfast and conversation at 8:30 at the VillagInn  prior to the meeting. (Guests age 18 and over are welcome.)
Purpose of NLW

To advance the professional interests of career-focused writers through networking, information, and education, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance  publishing industry.
Romance Writers of America
 Chapter #199
Meeting structure
10:00-10:15 Meet and Greet
10:15 Start of short business meeting
          Social time after program

Sometimes the ideas an author 
has feels like this.
November 19 Meeting: Barbara Longley, Minnesota author and member of Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Join award winner and Amazon International bestseller in her presentation.

You ask: What exactly is deep point of view, and why do I want to include it in my writing? Ms. Longley will lead writers through DPOV as it pertains to the following elements of storytelling:
* Showing versus telling
* Character driven vs. plot driven
* Back story & intimacy
* Filter/buffer words
* Overuse of "to be" verbs
* Descriptive narrative & pacing