Tuesdays with Story
Quote of the Week
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – W. Somerset Maugham
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest (Carol Hornung)
The second round has been announced and I am delighted to say that Asperger Sunset, along with 999 of its closest peers, made it! The next round is 250 of that 1000, to be announced at the end of March. Wish me luck!
Alumni news . . . (from Jerry Peterson)
Ben LeRoy, our TWS leader for several years back a decade ago, last year sold his publishing company, Tyrus Books, to F+M Media. F+M publishes Writer’s Digest and 34 other magazines, and it owns seven book imprints, eight now with Tyrus.
Ben went with the sale, continuing as publisher for Tyrus. The sale gave Ben access to more capital and marketing muscle than he had as an independent publisher. “It also gives me a regular paycheck and health insurance,” he said. “That’s come to be important to me as I’ve gotten older.”
Home base for Ben and Tyrus continues to be Madison.
Tuesday Night at the Bookstore (from Amber Boudreau)
Eight of us gathered ’round to review pieces for the evening.
Rebecca shared chapter four of her Cheese Logue. Lots of chuckles while she reads aloud. Pat and Millie like the imagery she uses about the moon. Rebecca tells us this is her shortest chapter. Pat had a question about calling the police car a prowler. Everybody liked it, it moved well. (more…)