The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild

March 5, 2013
Volume 3 Issue 10

    From the President:

Welcome spring—and pollen and allergies! Spring in the guild means new faces and opportunities. During the next two meetings our members will be nominating officers for the 2013-2014 year, which officially begins in June. I’m excited about my final weeks leading MWG. During the past several months, we’ve experienced growth as a whole and some amazing milestones as individual members. Here’s to continued progress!
-Carrie Cox
2012-2013 MWG President

    Upcoming Events:

Our next monthly meeting is this THURSDAY, March 7, in the meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. We’ll be doing SPEED CRITIQUING, but feel free to come and watch if you aren’t ready to join in the fun. Free and open to the public, as always.
To participate, bring ONE POLISHED PAGE (this critique isn’t about line edits, but about the big picture/emotion/characters) of your writing in 12pt font, double spaced. (Exception: poetry–you don’t have to double space.) The first page is usually the best option.
You will spend 5 minutes with another writer reading over each others’ page and then discussing your ideas before moving on to the next person.
Reminder: refreshments are potluck style, so bring something to share if you can.

The next MWG Open Mic is Thursday, March 21, 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.

Southern Literary Trail Trailfest 2013 March 24-25 features Mobile writer Mary McNeil Fenollosa. Check for more information on these events at the USA campus.

Carolyn Haines’ Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend workshop and literary event will be April 5-7th at the Battle House Hotel downtown. They will have YA and mystery author Chris Grabenstein and NYT bestseller Miranda (Dean) James as special writer guests, as well as agent Debbie Carter (she handles all genres) and the featured editor will be Mallory Cass from Scholastic Books. And of course, the wonderful Big Daddy candidates. Get the scoop at

    Member News:

Kat Kennedy author of FLAMINGO FUNERAL has a TV interview TODAY at noon on WPMI channel 15 and a book signing on Friday, March 8th at the LoDa Artwalk downtown Mobile.

Faye Nunnelee Byrd attended the Christian Writers Guild Conference “Writing for the Soul” in February at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. Her book, HOPE RESTORED: The Fork in the Road, Following a Traumatic Brain Injury was published by West-Bow Press and is available in print and e-book.

MWG President Carrie Cox has an article titled “Our Tithing Came First” in the March issues of The Ensign and Liahona international magazines.

    MWG Needs:

Officer nominations for the 2013-2014 year are happening now. We need volunteers to keep the guild going.

    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!

About mobilewritersguild

The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional writers and aspiring writers. Many of our members are published through agents and some are self published. Among our members are publishers, writers, aritists and people interested in the craft of writing. We welcome all to join us for our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September to May at 6 p.m. at the West Regional Library.
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