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Writer’s Mail
February 6, 2013

Notes from 2/5/2013
A new person, Andy, joined us for the evening!

Lisa starts us off with a rewrite of a chapter nine from Follow the Yellow. Pat thought the dialogue was more realistic and the blocking better during the fight that takes place. Pat wonders if another character would be as flirtatious if she had been raped. Jen thinks Lisa is adding the rape to help explain another characters’ over protectiveness. Around the table, we decide the rape doesn’t really add anything to the character. Jerry has a question about a couple of terms the cop and the construction worker use with one another. Jen had some issues with page three and four and POV.

Clayton shares Chapter eighteen of Fishing Derby. Clayton wonders if Miker does a little too much star-gazing—the group thinks so. Pat suggests putting a lot of the exposition into dialogue amongst the group at the table; if they’re kids then there should be more monkeyshines going on. We discuss the age of the kids and what kind of things might be happening around those times in school. Pat wonders if Clayton should establish a little more backstory on how his main character knows what he does. Jerry wants to see an aloof clocktower.

Amber shares Chapter seven of Noble. Pat likes the eating of the rocks. Lisa wondered how big a one-ton dragon would be. And other great comments I’m not fast enough to type. (more…)

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Tuesdays With Story
WRITER’S MAIL for December 28, 2012

Good Words from Way Back

After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we’re gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
We’re gonna stimulate some action.
We’re gonna get some satisfaction.
We’re gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.

–From “After Midnight,” song written by J.J. Cale in 1966, made famous by Eric Clapton in 1970 (complete lyrics at http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/After-Midnight-lyrics-Eric-Clapton/75E32C0A25AB514148256877003316FD, notes from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_Midnight_[song]).

December 24 Meeting: “Not,” Nor January 1 Either
But we hope you’re writing anyway, every day. Our next meeting is Second-and-Fourth group’s return to Barnes & Noble West on January 8. Meanwhile, there’s….

Post-Christmas Party Rescheduled: Now January 12
Our annual post-Christmas gathering at Jerry and Marge Smith Peterson’s Christmas Castle in Janesville, originally set for January 5, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 12. Time’s the same — arrival at 1:00 p.m. or so. The plan is to feast at 1:30 p.m., then break out the games we’ve brought. (more…)

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