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Writer’s Mail
06-05-12

Quote of the week . . .
“Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

Writing Friends . . .
We had a small discussion about the effectiveness of fifth Tuesday and what we can do to bring people back to it. Something to think about, anyway.

Tuesday at the B&N . . .
Beyond Cloud Nine –
Greg gets set to share chapters twenty-nine through thirty-one. Beginning with twenty-nine: Millie liked it, she thought it moved right along. Jerry wonders how the protagonist is able to take a pill if her hands are bound. Also, at the beginning of the next chapter her legs are still bound from this chapter.
Greg reads from the beginning of chapter thirty. Millie read it all so long ago she has a hard time recalling what happens. Judith wonders what the effect a heavy gravity would have – apparently people would be able to jump really high and such. Jerry asks how emptiness can fill a space, but it’s the small things that make it a good, clean story.
From the beginning of chapter thirty-one: Judith liked how the advertising got taken to the zenith. Pam thought on that note, you could really make the advertising more annoying. Jerry wondered if stepping out of the action for a narrative sequence and then jumping back into the action bothered anyone else. Jerry asks if anyone was horror-struck by the blowing up of the station and the many lives lost.

The Waldorf Hysteria –
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