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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February WMO

Chatham/Lee WMO meets Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:00 PM at the Greek Kouzina.  Come early, have lunch, and enjoy the discussions with other writers.
All writers in Chatham and Lee countries are invited.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Writers’ Morning Out

Pittsboro/Lee Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, January 19, 1:00 PK at the Greek Kouzina.  Come early for lunch and discussion with other writers.
Rick Bylina will give a presentation, and lead the discussion on self-editing.

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Morning After Christmas

Twas the morning after Christmas
And all through the house
The children were sleeping
All quiet as a mouse.

The stockings we had hung
By the fireplace with care
Now look forlorn
Cause there’s just nothing there.

Toys, blocks and legos
Were strewn on the floor
Totally surrounded 
By wrapping paper galore.

I slumped on the sofa
My hangover was bad
As I tried to remember 
How much fun we had.

Then out on the lawn
I heard such a clatter
I stumbled to my feet
To see what was the matter.

I spotted Santa getting out
Of a big limousine
The look on his face
Was the worst I had ever seen.

He looked at me sadly
With a shake of his head
“You ain’t gonna believe
What my GPS said.”

“Nothing in this world can 
Make me get over my stress
Many presents I delivered
Were to the wrong address.”

“They want me to fix this
Now, today.
I’ve got news for them
I ain’t gonna play.”

“There’s a new outfit in town
That can take over my chore
You probably know it already
It’s called Amazon store.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy Holiday Time

Considering the time of year, here are some definitions to assist your writing:

Definitions every writer should know:

Merry Christmas English
Feliz Navidad Spanish
Buon Natale Italian
Frohliche Weinachten German
Joyeux Noel French
Gelukkig Kerstfeest Dutch
Nollaig Shona Irish
Merikurismasu Japanese
Mele Kalikimaka Hawaiian
Schastivogo  Russian

And just for the truly brilliant scholars:
Errymay ristmaschay

Anyway, ENJOY.

Monday, November 12, 2018

WMO-November 17

Writers’ Morning Out meets Saturday, November 17, 1:00 PM at
Greek Kouzina.  Come early and have lunch and discussions with other writers.


Is there a difference between a “multiple submission” and a “simultaneous submission?”
Are “first rights” better than “one-time rights?”
These are contract terms every writer should know.
We will look at these terms and definitions and see why writers need to understand them.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

WMO October 20

Writers’ Morning Out meets Saturday, October 20, 1:00 at Greek Kouzina in Pittsboro.

Our program is a fun one.  We call it Slush-Pile live. What is a Slush-Pile?  It’s that pile of unsolicited manuscripts on the desk of a publisher, who must read all these to determine if any are worth follow-up or should be rejected
We’re going to imitate that procedure.  Submit your work as directed below. Randomly submissions will be read to our panel of judges who are filling the role of publisher.
If the judges find fault they will explain why they voted to reject that submission, or why they think that submission has real promise.

If you want to participate here are the rules.
I page, typed, double-spaced.  Any genre.  No ID on page 1.
Name, of author and title of work on page 2.
FOUR COPIES.  One for the reader and three for the judges.
The reader will randomly select one and read it to the judges.

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writer’s Network.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Literary Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony
will be held at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on
Sunday October 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

The Weymouth Center is at 555 East Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines.

Free and open to the public.  To RSVP, please call (910)692-6261 or
E-mail to

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall 2018 Conference will be held at
Charlotte Hilton University Inn on November 2-4.

Register at: or (336)293.8844 or (919)308.3228.