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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
May 7, 2015

He said it . . .
“When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.” – Stephen King (1947-), horror/sci-fi/fantasy novelist

Who’s up next . . .
May 12: Jim Salimes (chapter 1, Tones of Home), Carol Hornung (scene, The Ghost of Heffron College), and Jeannie Bergmann (2 poems).

May 19: Lisa McDougal (chapter, Tebow Family Secret), Amber Boudreau (chapter, Stone), Mo Bebow-Reinhard (???), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Bob Kralapp (short story, part 2, “Flamingo”), and Jerry Peterson (chapters 5-8, Killing Ham).

May 26: June 2 : Pat Edwards (???), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Cindi Dyke (chapter, North Road), Millie Mader (???), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapters 20, Coastie Girl), and Andy Brown (chapters, The Last Library).

Our May editor . . .
Jerry Peterson is our editor this month for Writers Mail. Send your good stuff to him. (more…)

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Writer’s Mail
February 10, 2010 by Pat E.

“The most dramatic writing comes from pressure, and there’s no better pressure than self-imposed discipline focused on time.” – Ken Atchity

Writing Friends…

At the Barnes and Noble
No one. Tuesday night Mother Nature and Old Man Winter both won out and 2nd Tuesday will all move their scheduled reviews to the 4th Tuesday.

Who’s up next . . .
February 16: Clayton Gill (chapter 10, Fishing Derby), Amber Boudreau (chapter 8, YA novel), Kim Simmons (chapters 5-6, James Hyde), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 32, Lawyer Lincoln), Cathy Riddle (???), and Jerry Peterson (???).
February 23: Terry Hoffman (chapter 1/scene 1, The Journal), Jack Freiburger (chapter, Path To Bray’s Head), Anne Allen (???), Annie Potter (???), Holly Bonnickson-Jones (???), and Carol Hornung (scene, Asperger Sunset).
March 2: Kim Simmons (chapters 7-8, James Hyde), Amber Boudreau (chapter 9, YA novel), Clayton Gill (chapter 11, Fishing Derby), and John Schneller (???).
Fifth Tuesday
Be sure and get your submission done for the Fifth Tuesday gathering at Booked for Murder, http://www.bookedformurder.com/. This event’s subject is “A Night at the Bookstore.”

Tales to Take Your Breath Away
Alicia found a UK company has developed an innovative way to publish writing classics: The flip top cigarette box. According to Tank Books, “The flip-top cigarette pack is one of the most successful pieces of packaging design in history. TankBooks pay homage to this iconic form by employing it in the service of great literature…” It’s definitely a new way to look at the smoke break. You can see more and even purchase at http://www.tankmagazine.com/tankbooks/tankbooks02.html
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