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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kudos to Patty

Patty Cole's chapbook "A Way I Sing" will soon be published by Main Street Rag. Congratulations to Patty.

The scheduled release date is September, and it will sell for $8.00, but it is available on an advance order from the MSR online bookstore for $4.00. Here are the links:  or

We are having a small get-together to celebrate her hard work and good fortune.
Wednesday, July 8, 12:30 at Carolina Brewery. If you can join us, please contact Carol Phillips at ( who is making the reservations.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ideas for future pprograms

At our June meeting, attendees were asked to suggest areas they would like to discuss.  Here are the suggestions:

Electronic publishing and distribution
Are agents necessary?
Why do writers need a "platform" i.e. blog, webpage, etc.?
How do you build an audience before you publish a book?
Cutting edge marketing ideas?
Crazy ideas you might read but won't (or can't) write
How to write a query letter--from an EXPERT?
Character description that doesn't take over the rest of the story.
How much description is good, and guidelines for writing effective description.
Strategies for polishing a "finished"  manuscript.  How do professional editors line-edit and proofread.
Who do you write for--yourself or someone else?
Should you write in an existing genre or invent a new one?
How to maintain pace and velocity in a story, but not get bogged down in back story?
How best to insert a back story?
How best  to include maps , illustrations in a novel--or not?
Electronic publishing
Writing discipline. 

What do you think?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro WMO meets Saturday, June 13, 1:00 at Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.

All writers, any genre, are invited.