Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Sleuths' Ink Meetings 2020

 It's been crazy for all writing groups in SW Missouri since March. Luckily we were able to have our 10th Annual JANO party in February before the shutdown. 

At the moment and at least through the end of 2020 we'll be having our monthly meetings on ZOOM.  Check your newsletter and email for more information on how to log onto to the meeting. If you'd like more information on Sleuths' Ink, email us at sleuthsink95 (at) gmail.com

We kicked off our first ZOOM meeting in August with speaker and Vice President, Sharon Kizziah-Holmes giving us a great presentation on how to use TRACK CHANGES.  

In September, President Susan Keene enlightened us with How to Put the Cozy in a Cozy Mystery. 

Our November meeting will feature Author Caroline Giammanco

Our annual December holiday party is still in the works. Check back here for more details.  

And don't forget about JANO 2021.  More information on that coming soon.  



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March Meeting

Our speaker will be former Funeral Director Karen Williamson.  Join us at The Library Center on South Campbell at 10 AM in ROOM A. 


Thursday, January 30, 2020

FEBRUARY MEETING

In honor of our annual JANO event, there will be NO regular Sleuths' Ink meeting in February. Members will instead be treated to a JANO party.

Join us again in March, back at The Library Center where our guest speaker will be a mortician.


Thursday, January 9, 2020

JANUARY MEETING

In honor of JANO, our January meeting will kick off with a Write-In in Room A at The Library Center on South Cambpell. 

If you need more info on this annual event, click here.  We hope to see you there.

IF the weather permits, (not looking good, Sleuths), we'll write for a couple of hours, then break for lunch as usual. 

But IF the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll have a virtual write in on our JANO group loop, and The Write Place to Create page on Facebook   If you haven't joined this page, you'll need to join on Facebook. 

Either way, we'll be discussing our plans for our big JANO party in February for all those participating. 

Get busy and write.  Remember, you only need to write 1613 words a day to make your 50,000 word goal for January.


Monday, December 2, 2019

December HOLIDAY PARTY

Our December meeting will be a holiday party.  Attending members need to bring a pot luck dish to share.

We'll also have a Sneaky Santa game where each participant brings a wrapped gift between $5 &  $10, which can be stolen during the game.

Sleuths' Ink will also have our annual 25-word holiday contest.  

RULES:
MUST be a member to participate
Story MUST be exactly 25 words.  Word count does not include the Title.
MUST contain or allude to a holiday
NO name on submission.
Stories will be read and voted on at the meeting.
Winner will receive $25

We'll write out goal cards for 2020 (and read them in December 2020 to see how we did)

Elections for 2020 will be held.









Thursday, June 6, 2019

August Speaker/Paralegal, Miranda Hall


I've been a paralegal for 17 years. I have worked mostly in the family law sector. I worked in the Webster County Prosecuting Attorney's office for just over 2 years as a violent crimes paralegal. At that time I worked on murder, suicide, assault and sex crime cases. I was also a back up victim advocate. 
Image may contain: 1 personI was invited to be a state witness at the execution of Rodrick Nunley. That was an unforgettable experience. 
After advocating for a ten year old victim I was demoted due to standing up to my boss and eventually sought employment elsewhere. 
I am currently employed at Schneider Law, LLC. I have had the privilege of working there for the last 2.5 years. 
I currently live with my children outside of Marshfield, Missouri. I am going through yet another divorce due to experiencing first hand what methamphetamine does to a person and their family. 
I spend my free time with my 11 year old twins and with my 4 horses.