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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
December 29, 2014

“On the Writing Process: “When in doubt, take it out.” ― Barbara DaCosta, Resort to Murder: Thirteen More Tales of Mystery by Minnesota’s Premier Writers

Post-Holiday TWS gathering: Jerry and Marge are hosting their almost-annual event at their home in Janesville, this coming Saturday (yep, that’s Jan. 3, 2015). Start time is 2pm. It is a potluck event so bring something for the buffet table. And, bring along a game of some kind. For directions, Jerry says: “Most of us now fly the highways on GPS, so punch 920 Glen Street, Janesville, into you navigation unit and it will get you here. If you don’t use GPS, type our address into MapQuest or Google Maps to get a land route. And should you on January 3 get lost enroute, do call us at 608-752-1555. We’ll give you final directions.” Drop Jerry a line to let him know you’re coming. I believe guests and kids are welcome

The TWS newsletter editor baton now passes to Pat Edwards for January 2015.

Please send in your writing submissions a as an upload and as an email attachment. Some of us are getting frustrated with Yahoo’s requirement to reset passwords so often.

Who’s up next . . .
January 6: Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 9, Coastie Girl), Andy Brown (chapter, The Last Library), Pat Edwards (poems), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Bob Kralapp (???), and Jerry Peterson (chapter 5, Rooster’s Story).
January 20: Lisa McDougal (chapter, Tebow Family Secret), Amber Boudreau (???), Mike Rickey (poems), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 10, Coastie Girl), Millie Mader (chapter 60, Life on Hold), and Judith McNeil (???).

12 Publishing And Marketing Predictions For 2015
by Penny Sansevieri

With 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to start looking to the future and where we might be headed. While I don’t have a crystal ball (and often I wish I did), I wanted to take a look at where I think publishing, self-publishing, and marketing are headed in the new year. (more…)

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Writer’s Mail

Tuesdays with Story
WRITER’S MAIL for December 12, 2010
by Clayton Gill

Good Words from Way Back
“There are not… many people who would care to sleep in a church. I don’t mean at sermon time in warm weather (when the thing has actually been done once or twice), but in the night and alone.” –Charles Dickens in the opening of The Chimes (his less successful “Christmas book” of 1844, a year after publication of A Christmas Carol).

Reading Recap: December 7 Meeting
First-and-Third group met at the Alicia Ashman Branch Library as the Christmas holiday sales are in full swing at our usual venue of Barnes & Noble West. Millie Mader brought cookies and Judith McNeil brought pretzels – welcome fuel for cold weather critiquing. We welcomed guest Bob Schoen, a retired geologist, who is at work on his first novel.

Clayton Gill read from Chapter 15 of Fishing Derby and included a new “flash forward” scene at the end of the chapter. This ending has the main character, Miker, recounting the death of another character to a “woman police officer.” Pat suggested just “police officer” was sufficient, then Clayton could demonstrate gender in the next sentence or later in the scene. Kim Simmons and John Schneller questioned the effectiveness of the flash forward because it flashed forward several days and interrupted an exciting action sequence. Clayton said he wanted to try the flash forward in order to help develop the Miker character, but agreed he could do that by continuing the action in a straight-ahead time line. Pat Edwards pointed out some confusing “antecedents” – use of pronouns without clear reference – something she said we all have to watch out for. John noted some confusion about catfish dragging the victim down: A single 100-pound fish or 10 or more 10-pound fish? (more…)

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