June Meeting Recap

posted Jun 24, 2019, 10:27 AM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 2:22 PM ]
We started with a discussion of priorities for the group and possible new activities to spread the mission further. Members, whether you were able to attend or not, are asked to rate priorities and provide input.
  • Our main writing topic was active vs. passive voice. The key to remember:
    • In active voice, the subject of the sentence is doing the action (The first man up hit the golf ball 250 yards.)
    • In passive voice, the subject is receiving the action (The golf ball was driven 250 yards by the first man up.)
    • In general, active voice is a much more engaging way to tell the story
    • But...sometimes passive voice can be the best way to tell a story or the right writing style for certain genres.
  • VWG will help lead an event at the Moreno Valley Library Mall Branch about starting a Veterans Writing Workshop June 22 and then read from our book on June 29, both events starting at 3 p.m. Go to the library calendar for more info.
  • Oceanside Public Library will lead a discussion on "what it means to be American today" on Saturday, July 6 at its Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Ave. Group leaders will lead an intensive writing workshop following the discussion. American Creed @ The Library for more info or register here.
  • Readings:
    • A brief Westpac tale
    • Remembrance of a mother
    • More submariner adventures from The Solomon Sea
    • Getting into a fix riding a bull named Brownie, all in the name of raising funds for UNICEF
    • Excerpts from a memoir, awakened by a PTSD therapy program and family memories
    • Baby, the '57 Bel Air convertible dream car
Join us next month on Saturday, July 20 at VANC Oceanside: 9:30 a.m. women's group, 11 a.m. full group. 

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