The July virtual meeting of ASJA’s Pacific Northwest chapter brought together writers living in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and visiting from Missouri.
The monthly get-togethers are an opportunity for local members to share news and solicit ideas and advice on writing related work, marketing, and technology.
Topics on the table this month:
- Feasibility of posting the ASJA Pacific Northwest meeting recordings on the chapter website
- Handling an invitation to appear as a guest on a podcast and determining whether a particular podcast is a good fit
- Transcription apps and services such as Otter.ai, Rev.com, and others.
In member news: Christina Leimer’s story, How a Retiree’s Photograph Wound up on a Postage Stamp appeared in the July issue of Next Avenue, an online journalism publication produced by Twin Cities PBS.
And Sharon Thompson, of Salem, Oregon is just back from a road trip on U.S. Highway 66 to research a series of novels she’s writing (under the name Liz Hartley), The Route 66 Steal. Sharon highly recommends driving the entire route, which took her from Chicago to Santa Monica, a reminder of “how big, how varied, and how beautiful many parts of this country are.”
ASJA members attending the July 20th meeting: Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Catherine Kolonko, Christina Leimer, Bruce Miller, Joanna Nesbit, Randy Stapilus, Sharon Thompson, Darlene West, Minda Zetlin.