I’m Gary Eugene Howell.
I created this website to help other writing group leaders and make leading a writing critique group easier. On this website I post the very same presentations that I give at my own writing club each month. Here you can download the PowerPoint presentations and notes for monthly meetings (found in the monthly presentation category on the left side of the page). In addition, I also post nautical themed articles of interest as well as nautical history based on my personal novel research.
I live on the East coast of Florida where nautical history goes back hundreds of years. From pirates to ship wrecks, gold, silver and sunken treasure, the east coast of Florida is full of legendary tales. With such an abundance of nautical history surrounding me, how could I help but to write a few novels about these events?
But rather than using this website merely to promote myself and my writing, I thought it would be better to give you something more useful. This website is dedicated to writing group leaders.
For any aspiring fiction writer, the value of joining and attending a writing group, especially one that critiques, is invaluable and necessary for becoming a successfully published author. My wife and I joined our local writing group years ago and attended regularly every month. After a few years the leader of the group decided to step down and asked us to become the new leaders.
What we quickly discovered was that leading a writing group is hard work, especially when I’m so busy with a full time job, part time business and writing a novel. If you run a writers group and are as busy as I am, feel free to grab-and-go any presentation idea or modify it to suit your group’s needs.
Photo credit: flickr Creativ Commons, Tall Ships by Anthony Clearn