The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
Oct 1, 2014
Volume 5 Issue 2
From the President:
Hopefully, everyone's been hard at work on their goals for this month! It's not too late to put in a creative spurt tonight and tomorrow to make your goal, you can do it! Good luck and see you tomorrow!
-Angela Trigg w/a Angela Quarles
2014-2015 MWG President
Our next monthly meeting is this THURSDAY, October 2, in the first floor meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. The presenter will be LeeAnn Ward on Storyboarding and Novel Plotting. Organize your book ideas through the techniques of storyboarding and character analysis. Whether you've already written a novel, or simply have a one sentence idea in your head, here's how to turn those ideas into a finished book through organizational plotting, character development, and scene-building. Get ready to plot that novel! Ms. Ward has had 6 novels published, is the former Senior Editor of Champagne Books, and has taught story boarding and novel plotting at conferences across the country. She's represented by Katie Reed at Andrea Hurst Literary Management.
Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em Author Event, Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m. From T.A. Barron, the New York Times bestselling author of the Merlin Saga, comes a new fantasy world about the origins of Atlantis, perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Eragon, The Beyonders, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and, of course, T. A. Barron’s Merlin Saga. Location: Faulkner Campus
New MWG Event! We will have a table to sell books at the LoDa Artwalk, Friday October 10. Open only to current MWG members. Joyce and I did it last month as a test and were pleased with the results. We will have a signup sheet at tomorrow's meeting and more details. Requirements: Bring your own books, handle your own sales, and be a member in good standing.
The next MWG Open Mic is Wednesday, October 15, at Serda’s Coffee on Royal Street. No pre-registration is required, but we suggest arriving between 5:30-5:50 to sign-up to read. We’ll do as many readings (ten minutes or less) as possible between 6-8pm. You do not need to be a member to read.
The Baldwin Writer's Group meeting is Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:00 am at the Daphne Library. The guest speaker will be our own Joyce Scarbrough and the topic will be: "Using Trends and Tropes Without Letting Them Use You"
Are you a writer? A poet? Sense wants to hear from you! Sense, a local magazine, welcomes short fiction, essays, humor and poetry submissions. Submit your edgy, eclectic work to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be published in the next issue of Sense!
Continue to send in your writing news and author events to email@example.com so we can share your milestones with the community.
Where to find us:
On Twitter: @MobileWriters
Remember that comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome—both online and at the meetings. Thanks for your continued support!