Schedule and Location

Welcome to the Sarasota Writers Group Blog. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Nokomis Fire Station, located just a few blocks south of Albee Road (where Matthews-Currie Ford is located) at Pavonia Road. We are on the west, or bay side, of U.S. 41, by the Fire Station's flashing yellow caution traffic light. If you are coming from the south on US 41, we are just north of Dona Bay. Turn on Pavonia and pull to the far end, or west side, of the firehall. Please do not block the fire doors! We meet in the training room on the far side of the complex. Gathering time: 6:00 pm Meeting called to order: 6:30 pm Ten minute break: 7:50 pm Meeting Finishes at 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 01, 2009

A Writing Gem

I found this little gem on the main Florida Writer website at

It's one of the most simple and most abused rules in the writing world, in my opinion. A good point to remember regardless what genre you write.

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. -~ William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style ~-

While I'm here, I'll remind everyone that our first Wednesday critique meeting is this Wednesday, the 5th of August. Hope to see a lot of you there. Russ and Sharon will lead the meeting and I'm gonna be out there with all of you. I'll try to partake in each group since I enjoy all writing.