NFW Minutes 2010

January - May



January 9, 2010

President Margie Sauls called the meeting to order.

Critique Session followed.



February 13, 2010

Regular meeting cancelled in order for members to attend the Amelia Island Book Festival February 12-13.



March 13, 2010

President Margie Sauls called the meeting to order and introduced two guests.

Critique Session followed with 1 short story & 1 chapter from a novel.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45.


April 10, 2010

President Margie Sauls called the meeting to order and welcomed guest speaker, Chris Berman.

Guest Speaker: Science Fiction Author Chris Berman


May 8, 2010

Howard Denson conducted the meeting in President Margie Sauls’ absence.

Howard introduced Guest Speaker, Ben Edmonson, who spoke on

“Hypnosis as a Literary Device.”


Edmonson cited a NY Times article (May 8,2010), “Charting creativity: signpost of a hazy territory,” as providing some information on his topic. He also recommended Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood as a good resource for use of hypnosis in literature. Edmonson says that all novelists are hypnotists putting our readers in a trance by “getting lost in the story.” He offered his assistance to any writers seeking more information on using hypnosis in their writing & may be contacted at www.affiliatedhypnosis.com


Critique session followed with 1 memoir, 2 short stories.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50.