Tuesdays With Story
July 10, 2012
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, “Great Rules of Writing”
Sorry, no notes received for Tuesday at the B & N: if received, they will be inserted in the next issue
Who’s up next . . .
July 17: Spike Pedersen (???), Pat Edwards (chapters 3-4, Our Soul . . . or poems), Andy Brown (chapter 1, Lo’s Quarter), Rebecca Rettenmund (chapter 9, The Cheese Logue), Millie Mader (chapter 36, Life on Hold), Lisa McDougal (chapter 3, Follow the Yellow/Ben and Krista), and Pam Gabriel (film script, part 3, “Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt”).
July 31: Fifth Tuesday
August 7: Lisa McDougal (chapter 4, Follow the Yellow/Ben and Krista), Pat Edwards (chapters 5-6, Our Soul), Pam Gabriel (film script, part 4, “Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt”), Judith McNeil (short story part 2, “The Man with the Broken Heart”), Aaron Boehm (film script, part 3, “Stealing from Yourself”), and Jerry Peterson (chapter 7-8, Rage).
Writers Mail editors . . .
Alicia Connolly-Lohr, is our editor this month. In August, it’s Andy Brown. Email editors directly to submit any items you think would be good for the newsletter.
Panera and Fifth Tuesday . . .
Do you have our next Fifth Tuesday on your schedule? July 31?