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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
October 7, 2016

Who’s up next . . .

October 11:

October 18:   Millie Mader (poem), Hannah Marshall (poems), Nora O’Reilly (chapter, Bill McCormick’s Bliss), Judith McNeil (???), Tracey Gemmell (chapter 1,new novel), and Amber Boudreau (chapter 9, The Dragoneer).

October 25:

November 1: Pat Edwards (???), Kashmira Sheth (???), John Schneller (chapter 6, Final Stronghold), Eva Mays (chapter, Dhuoda), Bob Kralapp (???), and Mike Austin (synopsis and Jim chapter, Before I Leave).

Tuesday eve at the B&N . . .

Guest and now new member Tracey Gemmell joined the circle of first-and-thirders gathered to critique a cluster of chapters. Here’s some of what was shared:

Amber Boudreau (chapter 8, The Dragoneer) . . . Amber read from the beginning of chapter 8 of The Dragoneer. Pat liked it, but wondered if/when we were going to meet another character from a previous draft (This sounds like the title to a story someone hasn’t written, yet: Character From a Previous Draft. Horror, perhaps?) Amber told her she doesn’t have long to wait. Eva noted a particular sentence that was repetitive. Amber vowed to change it. Kashmira thought one character would show more surprised about the things he was seeing, but Amber said he wouldn’t because he already read about them. (more…)

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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
August 17, 2016

The first word . . .

“Writing isn’t a hobby. It’s hard work.” – Jessie Burton (1983- ), British novelist

 

Who’s up next . . .

August 23:

August 30: Fifth Tuesday!

September 6: Pat Edwards (???), Randy Slagel (part ???, “Watered-Down Witch”), Amber Boudreau (chapter 7, The Dragoneer), John Schneller (chapter 5, Final Stronghold), Mike Austin (chapter, Before I Leave), and Bob Kralapp (poem, “March Morning at the Library”).

September 13:

September 20:  Millie Mader (poem), Hannah Marshall (poems), Nora O’Reilly (chapter, Bill McCormick’s Bliss), Eva Mays (chapter, Dhuoda), Judith McNeil (???), Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), and Cindi Dyke (chapter, North Road).

 

Tuesday eve at the B&N . . .

A dozen first-and-thirders circled up to critique three poems, a short story, and a whole bunch of chapters. Here are the results:

–  Millie Mader (poem, “Ballad of the Tower) . . . My poem seemed quite well received. We had visited The Tower on three separate occasions, and were always fascinated with it and the history it held. An interesting sight was Henry The Eighth’s suits of armor.. His youthful vestment was slim and attractive. The one from his late years was huge!

Hannah Marshall (poems, “Gerontology” and “Thunderstorm”) . . . editor’s note: These two poems were received to high acclaim, and a request voiced to merge the two titles on Hannah’s next submission. (more…)

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