This Monday about twenty five of us gathered at the Coffee House to hear and critique five readers.
John Williams, host of the radio show “Let’s Talk Nevada,” will be talking to our group on November 25th.
Thank you to all those who submitted to the anthology. If you sent in a submission, and didn’t get a response from Audrey, let her know! If you didn’t get a reply back, chances are good she didn’t get it.
We’re having a Christmas Party for the group on December 16th, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Christina’s house in Henderson. White elephant gift exchange and potluck. RSVP to christina [at] bajabrody [dot] com.
Lauren Tallman is interested in starting a critique group for those writing erotica. If anyone is interested, let her know. You can reach her at lauren.tallman [at] gmail [dot] com.
Did you know?
Two local radio stations (KOOL102.3 FM and KJUL 104.7 FM) are looking for writers. Submissions to www.yournews.com will have the potential for a radio interview about the article. If you want more information about the submission process email myself or Tina at christina [at] bajabrody [dot] com, and we’ll forward you a longer description as well as application instructions.
Congratulations to Kathleen Mosko on her son’s upcoming audition for Master Chef, and to her singing in Masterworks.
Congratulations to me (Jenny Ballif) on getting a good start to NaNoWriMo.
Writing Tip from Jo Wilkins:
True, you must begin our story with a hook to capture the reader, but the pacing of your scenes throughout the story need not follow that pattern. A scene, especially one that follows an intense moment, can start on a slow beat. Exposition works well to start a slower scene as long as you keep the emotional tension taut. Let your POV character evaluate the situation or let him/her throw or accept insults, make or receive demands, or have an emotional eruption. Just remember, always ramp up the scene’s tension, no matter how gradually.
Our next general meeting is this Monday, Veteran’s Day, November 11th at the Lutheran Church on Tropicana. Writer’s Pen and Grill meets the following Wednesday, November 13th.