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Writer’s Mail Tuesdays With Story
7/24/2012

Writer’s Quote:
“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” — E.L. Doctorow

Tuesday at the B & N:
Just a mini-meeting Tuesday at the bookstore. Summer must be infiltrating everyone else’s soul!

Rebecca Rettenmund read chapter 5 of The Cheese Logue, entitled “The Packers.” She says she is in the process of completely rewriting all of her chapters to weave in the personal story better with the essays. Jen liked the description of how businesses are completely dead during a Packer game. Kaitlyn wondered if the parts with Sophie would be cut – yes, they are. Carol suggested changing the fan’s cap from blue to red, because blue suggests Bear’s fan. (actually, thinking later with the two guys – one should have a green cap and one should be yellow). Kat liked how they were described as Blue and Green each time they spoke. And Terry offered the “cheese” caution – the word popped up too many times while describing the Packer gear.

Terry Hoffman read chapter 11 of The Great Tome. Rebecca felt that Ace wasn’t really sorry – it’s just something people say. Kaitlyn liked it, though, because it showed Rachel’s distrust. Jen was a little confused by the daydreaming at the start of the chapter. Carol wanted to see more physical reactions to go with the dialog. Jen thought more physical gestures throughout would create a clearer picture. Kat pointed out that Rachel might wonder what happened after she blacked out. She could have hurt Doug & not remembered it.

Who’s up next . . .

July 31: Fifth Tuesday (more…)

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