Schaumburg Scribes

The Schaumburg Scribes is a local writer's group that meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Library.

The purpose of the Schaumburg Scribes meetings are to allow authors to bring two pages of their work to be read aloud, and gently critiqued, by a wide variety of authors and expertise so that the writing can be transformed into its clearest most impactful piece possible.

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[02/18/17]   Friendly reminder that there is a meeting today at 10:00 a.m. Signing up to read usually begins in the Schaumburg Library lobby around 9:30 a.m.



I've used this rule, not just for writing a novel, but also before sending e-mails of concern, writing proposals, speeches, and more.



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Do you ever think about what you say, and how long you take to say it?

[10/15/16]   Just a friendly reminder that the meeting that is normally scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month has been canceled for today and moved to next Saturday, October 22nd. Have a peaceful weekend!

[10/01/16]   Friendly reminder to day that there will be a meeting today at Schaumburg Library around 10:00 a.m. Signing up to read will be held in the lobby around 9:30. See you there!



What goals and maps have you made for yourself? 09/15/2016


A submission I stumbled across. SUBMISSIONS The Submissions for the third edition are open till 15th October. What we’re looking for – Theme – Point of Divergence. A point of divergence is a specific event in…

[09/03/16]   Just a friendly reminder that today we have a meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Schaumburg Library. Sign ups begin, usually, around 9:30 in the library's lobby.



Being able to let go is a critical attribute of a good writer. How easy or difficult is it for you to let go of something you've created?

Thinking about how we communicate with people, in e-mail, on social media, in conversations can lead to an opening or closing of doors. What effect will your words have on the doors you approach today?



What should an author think about when considering how to keep each character's voice separate and unique when writing?


Newsletter from our 08 06 meeting. 08/05/2016

Join us for the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016.

Guess who's hosting an Indie Author's Day? The Schaumburg Library! When? October 8th at 2:00 p.m. for more information, click the link below.

[08/05/16]   Just a friendly reminder that the Scribes will have a meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Schaumburg Library in the South Room.

[06/17/16]   Just a friendly reminder that the Scribes will have a meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Schaumburg Library in the South Room.



Do you write poetry, and powerful short fiction no longer than 150 words? Would you like to get your work sent out to many people? Try submitting your work to Hoot Review. We accept fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews year-round. Graphic fiction/non-fiction also welcome, but it must fit on a postcard. We publish only one (1!) piece in print form e…



Can you let go of words that no longer serve your highest purpose? It is always good to write words, put them away, and come back to them two, three, four, five times before you decide on a final revision that will have the longest, long-term impact.



How to you over come writer's block?



In business or in life it is a good habit to set up at least 15 minutes or more per day to write, even if it is just to respond to e-mails. 05/28/2016

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You know your clothing style, but do you know your writing style?



Have you found your voice yet? Does it match the audience you want to listen to it? How would you know?



If you could tell the world one thing you've learned or discovered, what would it be?



Thinking about audience: Who are you writing for and why does that impact how many will listen?



I use writing to heal and to tell a story. What do you use it for?

[05/21/16]   Friendly reminder! There is a meeting today at 10:00 a.m .in the South Room at the Schaumburg Library. 05/21/2016

Awakening the Author Within: An Intro

What does your voice sound like and why would you want to share it? But as we find our own voice, and share it through our own style and release it, this world becomes that much more of a richer and intriguing place to explore and experience. And so that missing pi…


Emerging Authors Collection Policy | Glen Ellyn Public Library

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is pleased to announce that we are now circulating eBooks via SELF-e, a brand-new eBook distribution platform for local and self-published authors. SELF-e, powered by Library Journal, aims to connect indie books, libraries, and readers through the Illinois state collection and the national SELF-e Select genre-based collections. The Library wishes to support self-published authors whose works may not yet meet all of the criteria of our permanent collection. The Library will establish an Emerging Author Collection that will be subject to the following guidelines: 05/08/2016

SELF-e — Connecting Indie Books, Libraries and Readers

SELF-e is a marketing discovery service aimed at helping authors build an audience of readers and is designed to expose your eBook(s) to more readers via public libraries locally and nationwide. Although distribution through the SELF-e platform is royalty free, there is no cost to authors who choose to participate. More information can be found at 04/08/2016

Community Development Program- Gain followers like never before

An interesting idea from a blogger on the idea that if you write, why you should also blog: If you think blogging for you is just about you, then this post is not for you. Else, welcome and see the magic happen over few days. For me it has always been about us that’s why from time to time… 04/03/2016

Reflections of the unkown soldier

Checking my Wordpress site today, I found this beautifully written piece. Thoughts on life as a solider. “In your first battle: …Making the first step seemed the hardest , as if the whole universe was conspiring against you, you felt entangled, deeply rooted,million of thoughts coursing th…


Barrington Area Library - author fair

Visit the Barrington Area Library on April 16th for the author's fair. Better yet, sign up to be one! Public library serving the Barrington area and surrounding communities. Stop in and see our amazing, newly-renovated library at 505 N. Northwest Highway (between Route 59 and Main Street), in Barrington. Open 7 days a week. 03/19/2016

2016 Arts Fest » Arts in Bartlett - Super Slogan

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Schaumburg Library
Schaumburg, IL

General information

Scribes range from novice to expert in the field of writing. Come and share your writing. Gain tips and insights on what you are doing well as well as how you could improve.

Opening Hours

10am - 1pm
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