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Writer’s Mail
January 24, 2014
“Wind Chill” Edition

“Every single day, I get emails from aspiring writers asking my advice about how to become a writer, and here is the only advice I can give: Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.”John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, TIME’s #1 fiction book of the year.

Just too Cold
We’re a tough bunch, but the below zero temperatures and gizzard-numbing wind chills caused us to cancel meeting again. Hope 2nd/4th get lucky next week or we’ll have a month without meetings.

Who’s up next . . .
January 28: Karen Zethmayr (page of pop-up book instructions), Holly Bonnicksen-Jones (chapter 6, Coming Up For Air), Deb Kellerman (chapter 3 of recent work), Carol Hornung (chapter, Ghost of Heffron College), and Ryan Wagner (poems).. . . *Meet at Barnes & Noble Westside.

February 4: Lisa McDougal (chapter 11, also chapters 7 and 10 rewrite, Tebow Family Secret), Cindi Dyke (chapter 2, North Road), Bob Kralapp (short story, “Hole in the Wall”, Part 1),
Millie Mader (chapter 50, Life on Hold), Ruth Imhoff (scene 1, Flame of Souls), Jerry Peterson (chapters 22-23, Capitol Crimes), and Cathy Riddle (What I’ve learned about publishing).

February 18: Amber Boudreau (chapter 28, Noble), Andy Pfeiffer (chapter, The Void), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (???), Pat Edwards (???), Judith McNeil (chapter 8, My Mother, Savior of Men), and Jerry Peterson (chapters 24-26, Capitol Crimes).

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