October means Halloween and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate then with an interview with this months Face-2-Face Group ‘The Coven’.
ABOUT THE COVEN
No, we don’t sit around a cauldron and conjure up spells from eye of newt. Jenny’s kids labeled us ‘The Coven’ because we tend to cackle a lot whenever we get together. Of course, our talented artist and potter, Bernadette, then made these fabulous badges which have since become our logo.
We are a long-standing RWA group with some recent new additions. We meet once a month at Jenny’s house as this is the most convenient and central location for everyone as we all travel from far and wide – outer west and Blue Mountains, Randwick and inner west. With Jenny and her you-beaut coffee machine, Judy supplying the Tim Tams, Paula usually whipping up dessert, and discussion of all things writing, it’s no wonder we laugh a lot.
Our members are a wonderful and varied mix of genres, styles and experience:
Paula Roe, Jenny Brassel/JA Lesley, Maggie Nash, Shannon Curtis, Keziah Hill, Bernadette Magee, Judy Neumann & Kitty Bucholtz.
We try to keep our meetings fairly structured and they generally include a
presentation from whomever has chosen that month’s writing topic. In the
past we’ve covered conflict, Facebook/social media, editing, plotting, marketing, structure, conference wrap ups and how-to book reviews… pretty much anything that will help us improve our writing. We also swap reading and research books, discuss market and industry information and drink coffee. A lot.
Last year we had a fabulous writing retreat in Katoomba and are planning another this month. We are also developing The Writers Coven blog and with our cumulative knowledge of writing, editing, publishing, formatting and cover design and marketing, we’re planning to publish an anthology in 2012. No rest for the wicked!
The Coven is a registered face-to-face RWA group, and we mail/discuss/communicate via an online Google account. We are a closed group at this time. Any enquiries should go to Paula Roe email@example.com
Many thanks to Paula Roe and the other wonderful ladies for agreeing to take part. And don’t forget if you’re part of a writing group, whether it’s online or you meet in person, and you’d like to see yourselves on the RWA blog then email Jane Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org.