• Be discovered by readers, agents and other authors

  • Become a part of a growing family of writers

  • Take advantage of media distribution

  • Win FREE admission to our 2018 Writers' Conference

  • Get up to $110.00 worth of additional prizes for 1st Place

  • Three Category to choose from

    • Fiction

    • Non-fiction

    • Poetry





Click here to learn More.                                                                          Don't Wait

                                                                                                                  to be Discovered




If you love to write, and want your work to be seen, today is your opportunity. Now until September 30, 2017 you can enter your work for FREE.

Click Here to learn more.






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Featured Authors

Many books allow us to escape the cares of this world, and enter places we have never been. Today, we are featuring some of those authors and their works. Please join us as we take a trip and explore new adventures with their books.

We would like to hear your comments about this site or any suggestions you may have at: The Pamlico Writers' Group.

James Lupton

  James Lupton, and Episcopal priest, lives in North Carolina. He serves parishes and writes fiction. Combining historical sources of murder with romance and theology he's Produced Turbulent Youth, early years of his medieval ancestor, Roger Lupton. A sequel, Perilous Power, with Roger as royal chaplain, provost of Eton College and founder of Sedbergh School is in process. Widowed, James travels and visits children and grandchildren in different states. He welcomes inquiries at jlupton2002@yahoo.com.

  Roger resented Coverham Abbey School but as second son, the church career was necessary because Roger's older brother, Thomas, would inherit the family land and title in the local feudal hierarchy. While Roger adapted to monastic daily office, fasted and prayed, Thomas was at Middleton Hall learning the skills of a warrior: fast riding, fencing and jousting.

  Consumed with envy, the only way Roger could get ahead of Thomas was to become an abbot or bishop. So Roger worked hard and was chosen to be cantor at the Christ Mass, a great honor for a young postulant. It was his moment of triumph and all would have gone as planned except that Roger took a forbidden glance at beautiful Alice Compton, the vivacious young daughter of a local squire. So beings James Lupton's spellbinding tale of ambition, love, betrayal and murder set in medieval fifteenth-century England.

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Upcoming Featured Authors

All about Cliffhangers


Topic: All About Cliffhangers

Speaker: Marni Graff

Marni Graff will address the subject of cliffhangers, and chapter endings that compel readers to turn to the next page in your work. She will describe 3 ways to implement them in your writing, and then 9 different types of cliffhangers writers use. Specific examples will illustrate each type of cliffhanger noted. A handout to take away will reinforce what participants have learned. Questions can be related to cliffhangers, to her writing process, or to submissions to the curated hybrid press where she serves as Managing Editor.

Marni Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She writes a crime review blog (www.auntiemwrites.com), reviewing for the main houses and several in the UK. Graff is also Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press (http://www.bridlepathpress.com/ ) and a member of Sisters in Crime. Her newest release is THE GOLDEN HOUR.


Time and Place

Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ECPI University

4101 Doie Cope Rd

Raleigh, NC 27613

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Please Contribute to 

High School Scholarship Fund

This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

Scholarship Fund Donations

Collected: $630.00
Goal: $1,000.00
63%
Scholarship Funds are used for Cash Scholarships for the winners of the annual High School Literary Competition.

The Pamlico Writers Group would like to say thank you to all who gave to the High School Scholarship fund. You are part of a group who are helping shape the future.

Do you ever search for the right word? Does it sometimes elude you? It does me. I struggle with vocabulary, wanting just the right word to convey a font of information.

Each month I’d like to challenge you to add to my vocabulary list as I search for just the right word.

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Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Pamlico Writers' Group On Line


    • Be discovered by readers, agents, and other authors

    • Become a part of a growing family of writers
    • Take advantage of media distribution
    • Win a FREE admission to our 2018 Writers' Conference
    • Get up to $110.00 worth of additional prizes for 1st Place
    • Three categories to choose from
      • Fiction
      • Non-fiction
      • Poetry
     

      PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING DIGITAL FILES READY FOR UPLOAD BEFORE YOU PROCEED:

      1.  Digital author bio file: 

      Limit to 100 words in a Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Please tell readers something about you as an author.

      2.  Digital head-and-shoulders photo file:

      In .jpg or .png format.

      3.   Digital file in Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF for each Anthology Entry: 

      Limit to 5000 words for prose or 500 words for Poetry. Use a single file for each entry. You will be allowed to upload three separate poetry files.

      4.  The link titled Here:

      When you click the word "Here," you will be transferred to Submittable.com to upload your entry. You will be asked to login or create a free Submittable account. You will pay your $10 reading fee at Submittable before uploading your files.

    Submit Adult Fiction Here

    Submit Adult Non-fiction Here

    Submit up to 3 Adult Poetry Here

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • Turnage Theater


    Our critique groups meets year-round, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC. We will meet together before breaking out into genre groups.

    Purposely small critique group allows each person time to read a short selection of their latest work and receive constructive criticism in a caring atmosphere. We expect members to respect the boundaries of decency and propriety for the listener and the writer. We look forward to a mutual rich growth.


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Turnage Theatre, 150 Main St, Washington, NC


    Pamlico Writer's Group is pleased to announce our Fall writer's workshop on October 14, 2017, from 9am to 4:30pm, at The Turnage Theatre, 150 Main St., Washington, NC, with Reese Ryan.


    Reese Ryan

    Morning Workshop (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

          Building Believable Characters

     Whether a story is plot-driven or character-driven, it’s memorable, fully-formed characters that draw readers in and keep them turning the pages. We are layered, complex beings with virtues, hang-ups, secrets, phobias and bad habits. Our characters should be, too.

     Part I of this two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools to delve beyond surface information like age and hair or eye color and get to know your characters intimately. Such knowledge equips you to create wholly-developed, multi-faceted characters who feel real to readers and with whom readers can form an emotional connection.

     

    Afternoon Workshop (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

    Creating Functional, Yet Compelling, Secondary Characters

     None of us exists in a vacuum. Neither should our characters. Our friends, family, bosses, co-workers, and neighbors impact our lives in ways big and small. Our encounters with them often develop or reveal our true character. The same should be true of our secondary characters. Well-developed secondary characters—whether good, bad, or indifferent—shed light on our understanding of the primary characters in a more striking manner than narration alone.

    In Part II of this interactive workshop, we’ll examine how to use secondary characters to reveal key aspects about primary characters and move the plot along. We’ll also discuss how to create a cast of characters that adds to the story rather than distracts from it.

     Following an interactive discussion of each topic, workshop participants will put the techniques learned into action by crafting layered, believable characters specific to your next fiction project during this interactive, full-day workshop led by a multi-published author of romantic fiction populated by complex, emotionally-compelling characters.

     

    During this two-part workshop you will:

    • ·       Learn the essential elements of engaging, complex characters.
    • ·       Discover simple methods for breathing life into your characters—without completing extensive character profiles.
    • ·       Discover surefire ways for creating characters with conflicting personalities who aren’t caricatures.
    • ·       Learn how to create complementary secondary characters who enrich the story and broaden understanding of the protagonist.
    • ·       You’ll construct primary and secondary characters for your current or future project.

     

    About the Instructor:

    Reese Ryan is a multi-published author of romantic fiction featuring complex, deliciously-flawed characters. She challenges her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, and life-changing secrets while treating readers to an emotional love story and unexpected twists.

     Past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter and a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Reese is an advocate for the romance genre and diversity in fiction. A hybrid author with five titles available from Harlequin imprints and five more hitting shelves in 2018, Reese is also an indie publisher through her Sinfully Sweet Publishing.

     

    Come and learn from a seasoned professional how to capture your characters on the page and your reader’s attention until the very last page.

     The fee for this workshop is:

                  Members Early Registration:     $35.00

                  Non-Members Early Registration: $40.00

    Registration for this event opens August 1, 2017.

     You can pay online using PayPal or your personal credit card or by check and sending it to: Pamlico Writers Group, 206 Perquimans Dr., Chocowinity, NC 27817.

    To register early for this workshop go to our website, then click on Events Calendar: Pamlico Writers Group.

    Be sure to sign up early or you’ll pay an extra $5.00 at the door.

     See you there.

Past events

03 Jun 2017 Writers Workshop "Soup to Nuts Self-Publishing with Diane Taylor
17 Mar 2017 2017 Writers CONFERENCE
01 Jan 2017 2017 Writers COMPETITION
14 Nov 2016 BOOK SIGNING - A Carolina Christmas
12 Nov 2016 Marni Graff Writers Workshop
08 Nov 2016 Fiction Critique Group
08 Nov 2016 General Critique Group
03 Nov 2016 BOOK SIGNING - A Carolina Christmas
25 Oct 2016 Kay Wilson - Mini Workshop
25 Oct 2016 Fiction Critique Group
25 Oct 2016 General Critique Group
11 Oct 2016 Fiction Critique Group
11 Oct 2016 General Critique Group
27 Sep 2016 Sherri Lupton Hollister - Mini Workshop
27 Sep 2016 Fiction Critique Group
27 Sep 2016 General Critique Group
20 Sep 2016 Luncheon with author, Shane Wilson
13 Sep 2016 Evening with poet John Hoppenthaler
23 Aug 2016 Nancy Cordano Mini Workshop
16 Aug 2016 Luncheon with Publisher/CEO Diane Taylor
09 Aug 2016 General Critique Group
09 Aug 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jul 2016 Mini Workshop and Critique Groups
12 Jul 2016 Fiction Critique Group
12 Jul 2016 General Critique Group
28 Jun 2016 General Critique Group
28 Jun 2016 Fiction Critique Group
21 Jun 2016 Luncheon with writer/poet David E. Poston
14 Jun 2016 Fiction Critique Group
14 Jun 2016 General Critique Group
24 May 2016 General Critique Group
24 May 2016 Fiction Critique Group
17 May 2016 Luncheon with writer Deborah H. Doolittle
15 May 2016 SUBMIT your works for PWG Christmas Anthology
10 May 2016 Fiction Critique Group
10 May 2016 General Critique Group
26 Apr 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Apr 2016 General Critique Group
19 Apr 2016 April's Speaker Luncheon reminder
12 Apr 2016 Fiction Critique Group
12 Apr 2016 General Critique Group
22 Mar 2016 General Critique Group
22 Mar 2016 Fiction Critique Group
18 Mar 2016 2016 Writers CONFERENCE (Vendors Only)
18 Mar 2016 2016 Writers CONFERENCE
08 Mar 2016 General Critique Group
08 Mar 2016 Fiction Critique Group
23 Feb 2016 Fiction Critique Group
23 Feb 2016 General Critique Group
16 Feb 2016 Luncheon with writer Lynn Cavanaugh-Blades
09 Feb 2016 General Critique Group
09 Feb 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jan 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jan 2016 General Critique Group
12 Jan 2016 General Critique Group
12 Jan 2016 Fiction Critique Group
22 Dec 2015 Fiction Critique Group - CANCELLED FOR CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2015 General Critique Group - CANCELLED FOR CHRISTMAS
15 Dec 2015 Luncheon with writer Lynn Cavanaugh-Blades
08 Dec 2015 General Critique Group - SPOUSES/FRIEND INVITED TO CHRISTMAS PARTY
08 Dec 2015 Fiction Critique Group - SPOUSES/FRIEND INVITED TO CHRISTMAS PARTY
24 Nov 2015 General Critique Group CANCELLED FOR THANKSGIVING
24 Nov 2015 Fiction Critique Group CANCELLED FOR THANKSGIVING
17 Nov 2015 Luncheon with biographer of First Ladies - Annette Dunlap
10 Nov 2015 Fiction Critique Group
10 Nov 2015 General Critique Group
01 Nov 2015 2016 Writers COMPETITION
01 Nov 2015 Join NaNoWriMo - NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
27 Oct 2015 General Critique Group
27 Oct 2015 Fiction Critique Group
20 Oct 2015 Luncheon with mystery writer Marni Graff
13 Oct 2015 General Critique Group
13 Oct 2015 Fiction Critique Group
10 Oct 2015 Writers Workshop with Krisan Murphy
22 Sep 2015 Fiction Critique Group
22 Sep 2015 General Critique Group
15 Sep 2015 Luncheon with poet John Hoppenthaler
08 Sep 2015 Fiction Critique Group
08 Sep 2015 General Critique Group
25 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
25 Aug 2015 General Critique Group
11 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
11 Aug 2015 General Critique Group
02 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
28 Apr 2015 Luncheon Meeting

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