About thirty people gathered this Monday at the coffee shop to hear and critique five readers. Here’s a bit about the meeting:
There is only one week remaining to submit entries to the Henderson Writers’ Group Anthology. Please email submissions to Audrey at audrey101 [at] aol [dot] com. Make sure to have them in before midnight of October 28th! If you didn’t receive the submission guidelines, email Audrey and she’ll get them to you.
NaNoWriMo is coming up (that’s November, also called National Novel Writing Month). The goal is 50,000 words in 30 days. Hundreds of folks from Nevada have signed up (including me!). You can check out the national website at http://nanowrimo.org/
WRITING TIP from Jo Wilkins:
DID YOU KNOW?
Writer’s Digest (WD) Tutorials: http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/faq.aspx
For those who’ve read the Writer’s Digest, you know what a valuable resource it is for trending, craft information and development, and tips and help on publishing, etc.
Did you also know that WD provides tutorials on their website at very reasonable costs? A one month subscription costs only $25.00 for unlimited viewing 24/7 of any or all of the 132 tutorials covering a wide-range of topics. You can also preview any tutorial before deciding to subscribe.
This month’s tutorial is on writing a synopsis by Chuck Sambuchino, who’s been a very popular and successful presenter at our LV Writers’ Conference in the past.
According to WD, in this tutorial “Chuck Sambuchino gives a clear, step-by-step process for tackling your synopsis, no matter what the length requirement, as well as examples of good and bad synopses.”
These tutorials are an excellent way to learn more about our craft – at our own pace – and, for very little money.
Check them out!
Judy Shine Logan
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.
-Jenny Ballif, Newsletter editor