The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
June 4, 2013
Volume 4 Issue 1

From the President:

*stepping into Carrie’s shoes* Yikes! Big shoes to fill! Hello fellow writers, I’m excited to start my term as your president and I want to begin by hoping this finds everyone well and to let you know I’m here if you have any ideas or suggestions to make our group even more awesome. We are so lucky to have such a vibrant and supportive local group! Carrie has been such a wonderful president the last two years and I seriously hope I can be as good to y’all and the group as a whole. The new board will be meeting shortly to plan next year’s events and we’re very excited.

Some things I was thinking about (and I’ll continue to mull things over during our summer break) that I wanted to get your feedback on:

  • Monthly/yearly goals — how would you feel about having a board tally at the meetings where you can commit (completely optional) to a writing goal for the next month. Maybe also have one set for May (end of our year). Each month, we can see who’s met them. Maybe have prizes?
  • Also, if you have a writing tip to share, send it in, I’d like to include tips from members in each newsletter

-Angela Trigg w/a Angela Quarles
2013-2014 MWG President

Upcoming Events:

The next MWG Open Mic is Thursday, June 20th, 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. This event continues year round.

MWG’s first monthly Drink-N-Scrawl for the summer will be this Saturday, June 8 at the Blue Gill Restaurant for all local writing groups. Food/drinks are up to individuals to purchase but the networking is free. Dates for these Saturday afternoon socials are:

Our next monthly meeting is THURSDAY, September 5th, in the first floor meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. Topic is TBA.

SOLA WRITERS PRESENTS: ~All Day Self-Editing Workshop~ Instructor: Liz Pelletier (Editor/Co-Owner of Entangled Publishing). www.SOLAWriters.com
When: June 22, 2013 (Saturday)
Where: Andrea’s Restaurant – 3100 19th Street, Metairie, Louisiana 70002 (10 min. from New Orleans)
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm (4:00pm – 5:00pm Pitches) (incl. breakfast & lunch)
Late Registration from June 1st thru June 10th – $95/Sola Members / $100 Non-Sola Members. Class and Pitches are limited – so sign up early! Registration also includes a Light Breakfast and Lunch

Have you completed a rough draft of your book but have no idea how to tackle your edits? Have your submission efforts netted a full request from an editor or agent only to end in rejection after they’ve reviewed your manuscript? Do you want to learn how to edit like a professional editor? Then you are a prime candidate for this Self-Editing Workshop.

Member News:

Continue to send in your writing news and author events to mobilewritersguild@gmail.com so we can share your milestones with the community.

MWG Needs:

Be sure to support our new officers!

Where to find us:

On Twitter: @MobileWriters
Email: mobilewritersguild@gmail.com

Remember that comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome—both online and at the meetings. Thanks for your continued support!

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About Angela Quarles

Geek girl romance writer. Currently shopping a time-travel romance MUST LOVE BREECHES, featuring Ada Byron Lovelace as a major secondary character. Represented by Maura Kye-Casella with Don Congdon, Assoc. Avid reader. Austenite. Browncoat. Living in quirky Mobile, AL
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  1. Lady Lester says:

    I like the idea of setting goals. I need something to keep me motivated.

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