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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
November 10, 2017

Tuesday evening at ye olde bookstore   

Thirteen writers gathered around one very small table at Barnes & Noble Westside to look at short stories, chapters, a synopsis, and a picture book. Here’s who was up and summaries of the comments they received: 

Millie Mader (short story rewrite, “Stone Cold Stripper”) . . .  I was quite severally critiqued, and will try hard to rewrite a lot of my short story. It’s loosely based on fact, but hard to get all the facts together in order. Will keep on trying—and thanks all.

Tracey Gemmell (synopsis, More or Less Annie) . . .  Two truths revealed last night: writing a synopsis is hard, and Tracey’s efforts so far are not cutting it. All present agreed the synopsis ‘sells’ the book so must include more color with a better representation of writing style and humor. Tracey’s current version tries to include too much plot while stripping the real interest. Larry produced a more intriguing version, but length is still an issue if it’s to be a one-pager. All suggestions much appreciated.

Katy Sullivan (picture book, Snowalicious) . . .  I shared a children’s book. Majority seemed to think I had a two books. We discussed the tensing, word choice and illustrations. Thanks for the feedback. 
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WRITER’S MAIL
Tuesdays With Story
August 27,2015

Aug. 25th Meeting

WHO’S UP NEXT

September 1: Lisa McDougal (chapter 36, Tebow Family Secret), Pat Edwards (???), Cindi Dyke (chapter 18, North Road), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Millie Mader (epilogue, Life on Hold), Judith McNeil (short story, part 2, Walking In), and Bob Kralapp (???).

September 8:

September 15: Lisa McDougal (chapter 37, Tebow Family Secret), Cindi Dyke (chapter, North Road), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Mo Bebow-Reinhard (???), Bob Kralapp (???), and Jerry Peterson (chapters 13-16, Killing Ham).

Fifth Tuesday! Fifth Tuesday! The most exciting of Tuesdays!

September 29th is Fifth Tuesday and Tuesdays with Story will be celebrating in an EXTREME style!

Write about an everyday activity but make it EXTREEEEME!!
EXTREME dog walking! EXTREME dish washing! EXTREME lawn mowing!
Bring your EXTREME story to Fifth Tuesday on September 29th!
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