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Tuesdays with Story
February 21, 2020

The first word . . .

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

“I hate writing, I love having written.”
― Dorothy Parker

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Learning music is hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it because it’s so much fun.”

My old friend John, a jazz pianist who was teaching me basic guitar chords. Much later, when I could finally do a few chord progressions without effort, I realized that he was right. It’s good to know that other writers, and musicians, talk about their craft being work, something that they have to practice or they lose the muscle memory of that skill. And unlike piano playing, writing can be practiced almost anywhere.


Last Tuesday evening with Tuesdays with Story…

 Nine dedicated folk gathered together at Barnes & Noble to discuss their work. (more…)


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“ It begins with a character usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.”  – William Faulkner

 Writing Friends . . .

Our webmaster still needs members to email their preferences for biographies to be posted on the TWS web page. Tell her to post your old bio, send in something new, or state you do not want to submit anything. As of Saturday, only eight members had sent in an update. Pat will re-post another handful of members’ old bios. Our group has thirty-two people. Latecomers, please send something in. See the last newsletter in the TWS yahoo files for content guidelines. 

We continue to work out a few kinks. To distribute your written works to others, the best way is to email it as an attachment to Yahoo group. Every TWS yahoo member will get it. In case somebody misplaces it, you can also post it in “Files” on the yahoo web site, where every member can access it.

Happy Veterans Day to our members who are veterans. In honor of the day, here’s twenty-six veterans’ short stories for reading. You never know when you may need to have some military background information for a character or setting in one of your works.   http://www.helium.com/knowledge/170393-short-stories-the-veterans-day-mystery.


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Hello world!

CSL016 Welcome to Tuesdays with Story, the new blog for the Madison writers’ group. Tuesdays with Story has two sections, both of which meet at Barnes & Noble Westside in Madison, Wisconsin, one section on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, the other on the second and fourth Tuesdays. We start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Visitors — writers looking for a writers group — are always welcome. We are an eclectic group of novelists, short story writers, poets, children’s writers, memoirists, essayists, and nonfiction writers, so whatever your interest, you’ll fit right in. No membership fees! All you have to do is show up and participate.

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