The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
April 2, 2013
Volume 3 Issue 11
From the President:
Everything seems to move quicker this time of year. Though there is more daylight, there never seems to be enough hours each day. As your calendar fills with sporting events, milestones, and other commitments, don’t forget to schedule time to read, write, and learn.
2012-2013 MWG President
Our next monthly meeting is this THURSDAY, April 4, in the first floor meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. We’ll hear from Vice President Angela Quarles about using social media to increase our writing platform. This will also be the final meeting to nominate members to serve as board officers for the 2013-2014 MWG season because we vote in the new officers at the May meeting. Reminder: refreshments are potluck style, so bring something to share if you can.
Carolyn Haines’ Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend workshop and literary event is this weekend, April 5-7th at the Battle House Hotel downtown. Get the scoop at http://www.daddysgirlsweekend.com
The local RWA chapter is hosting their monthly event this Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00am in Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. on Old Shell Rd. Join GCCRWA member and professional editor Don McNair for “Don’t Sneak Up on Your Story!” as he discusses tips for editing your own manuscript; based on his book Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave.
IMPORTANT! Please bring the first chapter of your work in progress, or of the story those editors insist on sending back to you. We’ll work on it during the session.
The Event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/535017453216701/
The next MWG Open Mic is Thursday, April 18, at Serda’s Coffee on Royal Street. Since April is National Poetry Month, we are encouraging reading from local poets. 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.
Candice Conner won first place in the February “Stuff & Nonsense Contest” at http://www.lyricalpens.com
Officer nominations for the 2013-2014 year close this month. 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!