VIDEO GUIDES For Writers



These video guides for writers were created for the Swanton Arts Council, in June of 2022, by local Author Joy Choquette.

YouTube Video Link:   

If you've been struggling to finish your first novel for years--or even weeks--this video is for you. In it, you'll learn: 1) The differences between being a plotter or a discovery writer 2) Where you get stuck in the writing process and how to fix it 3) How to use "mini chunking" to write effectively 4) How to set up a regular writing routine 5) The one key ingredient every successful writer needs 6) How to use a goal and reward system effectively to motivate you on your writing journey
HANDOUTS for this session: --Time Log: https://clockify.me/timesheet-templat...
--10 Things Writers Should Keep in Their Toolkits: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vw_D...



YouTube Video Link:   

Do you feel overwhelmed or confused by the publishing options out there? Then this video is for you. In it, you'll learn: 1) The three main types of publishing available to you 2) The pros and cons of each type of publishing option 3) Which publishing option is right for your personality and your project 4) What major steps are involved for each type of publishing

RESOURCES for this session: --Writing for Your Life Resource Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y...
--10 Things Writers Should Keep in Their Toolkits: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vw_D...



To learn more about Joy Choquette's coaching for self-published authors or her Vermont-based suspense novels, please visit www.joychoquette.com.

SAC Notice: Meeting Changes


 

Please note the following 2 schedule changes for August and September:

1) SAC's Regular August meeting - scheduled on 8/1.  CANCELLED
2) SAC's Regular September meeting - RESCHEDULED from 9/5 (Labor Day) to the following Monday on 9/12.  

Please let us know if there are questions, concerns, or any needs that we can consider in the meantime. Thank you so much for your flexibility and continued support!

Local RAFFLE Event
Hope for Ukraine

SAC is proud to support and sponsor Barb Finch in her fundraising event to benefit Ukrainian refugees. The impact of war in the Ukraine is being fest far and wide, with only ripple effect of devastation. 

Barb collected an incredible basket filled with art, handmade jewelry, and crafts. These items could fill your walls, shelves, or complete your upcoming holiday gift-giving list.  She is offering a chance to win this basket while also supporting the Ukrainian cause. 

PURCHASE TODAY for your chances to WIN !!!! 

$5 Each or $20 for 5
.  Enter to Win a basket filled with art, handmade jewelry, and crafts. On sale until Drawing on Aug 15th!

Tickets at the Swanton Library,  Bees on Broadway, via Electronic Pay thru Swanton Arts Council, or email  bfinchfrank@yahoo.com.

If paying by check, make checks payable to

Doctors Without Borders, which will receive all proceeds.

Basket includes: 

    • photograph on canvas
    • decorative wooden keychains
    • 32 oz. pure maple syrup
    • several mixed media pieces
    • matted gel plate prints
    • quilted coasters
    • resin lighthouse on shell
    • bird printed potholders
    • handmade cards
    • handmade jewelry
    • gift certificate for a professional writing critique

Doctors Without Borders:

They go where others can’t or won’t. When disaster strikes, their team of doctors, nurses and other staff are often among the first on the scene. Their financial independence enables them to freely evaluate medical needs, reach communities in need without restriction, and directly provide high quality medical care. https:doctorswithoutborders.org

The Year of the Salmon - a community-generated movie  

(scroll down for a link to watch the video!)

This project was made possible thanks to the support of the
Lake Champlain Basin Program, the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, Northwest Access TV, the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge and the talented writers,
actors and videographers in the
Swanton Community



Click the link below to watch the movie!

Tracks of Destiny

Congratulations to Emmet Mathieu
on his winning entry 
Tracks of Destiny
for the Edwin M. Church Award for Young Writers.  


Click HERE to read the winning entry.

Entries now being accepted for the Edwin M. Church Local Writer's Award link to application





Emmet Mathieu and project lead, Pat Paxman