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Tuesdays with Story
3/5/22

The first word . . .

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” — George Orwell

Tuesday evening. . .

Nine TWS writers attended March first meeting.  

Bob (Slow Dancing Under the Mirror Ball, part 1)

There were many comments that the small-town setting was believable and that the conversations sounded real. The homecoming parade needs work on two points. The first is showing a stronger connection between the temperature of a snowy day and how the townspeople are dressed. The second concerns making Bernie a stronger or more continuous presence.

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Writer’s Mail

Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
November 6, 2018

 

At ye olde bookshop

Seven TWS writers gathered around a real table at B&N Westside to work through the submissions of five of their colleagues. Here are some of the comments shared:

Lisa McDougal (chapter 7, The Tebow Family Secret) . . . Jerry felt that this version of Ahna is wimpy. Group suggested Glenn’s more character development. There was so incorrect phrasing issues that needs to be fixed. Visual setting needs to be flushed out more. Overuse of 2 words.

Jack Freiburger (chapter 19, A Walk Upon the Water) . . . The mid part of Lester’s foundation tale seemed well received.  There were a few grammar discussions, use of parenthesis, etc., but readers reported they enjoyed the chapter and the written comments were supportive.   Lester’s first tale will wrap up next meeting and then we will proceed form fantasy to adventure to disaster  as Sean comes back into focus. (more…)

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