Events of the Month
Wright Writer of Dayton Member,
Author Colleen Green
Finding Time to Write Consistently
Outlining Your Book & First Draft
Marketing Your Writing
She will have copies of her romance/suspense books Last Words Book One in the Amber Milestone Series and City in the Middle Book Two in the Amber Milestone Series for sale.
Slaying the Dragons of Writing
A panel of authors discuss the stumbling blocks that writers face and how they vanquish them. They will talk about inspiration for writing, character development, plot, and theme.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30 pm -3 pm
215 E. 3rd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Ruth Kibler Peck – Panel moderator and author of eight books. She taught English at Northmont High School and was named one of Ohio’s Top Ten Teachers.
Greg Enslen – Author of the Frank Harper Mystery Series.
Vickie Weaver – Author of a biography, a book of poetry, and a children’s book.
Frances McGee-Cromartie – Won a top prize for Guide Posts Magazine.
Lisa Like-Stokely – Author of a children’s play called How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen.
Amelia Napiorkowski – Writes poetry and prose that sparkle with emotion.
Don Hart – Author and publisher at Four Cats Publishing who also teaches in U.D.’s Lifelong Learning Program.
B.A. Hughes – from Greenville, Ohio is the author of the book for young teenagers Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found. These illuminating stories highlight mystical animals, natural phenomena, and curious kids discovering their unique gifts.
Their books will be available for sale.
Article of the Month
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
by Wright Writer of Dayton member, by Marla Cross
Poor little Linus. Every year he seeks out the most sincere pumpkin patch in which to hold his vigil for the “Great Pumpkin.” And every year he gets passed over by the giant gourd, is abandoned by his girl, and misses out on the Halloween party and all the fun of “tricks or treats.”
The pathetic little guy is portrayed as being quite foolish, but you have to admire his unwavering faith and perseverance. No one shares his belief, and everyone scoffs at him. But he remains unaffected and keeps coming back year after year. You have to love a guy like that.
To start with, Linus has to find a “sincere” pumpkin patch. That’s a major feat in itself. What makes a pumpkin patch sincere anyway? Beats me. But Linus figures it out and finds one every time. Then he camps out in the middle of it and believes with every fiber of his animated being that the great one will sense his unrivalled devotion and come to him with gifts and candy. And even though the rest of us know it won’t happen, we secretly hope that it will. Just like we hope that someday Charlie Brown will find something other than rocks in his pillowcase.
Why doesn’t the Great Pumpkin come to Linus? There’s no other kid more worthy, no pumpkin patch more sincere than his. We feel bad for Linus because we can all relate to his Great Pumpkin experience at one time or another in our lives. There is something we long for, believe in, deserve to have, pray for . . . but it never comes, and we don’t understand why. In those times we either cling to our childlike faith, like Linus, or we become cynical, maybe even bitter.
Are you waiting for your own Great Pumpkin to come this Halloween? How will you react if it doesn’t show up? I hope you don’t lose faith or doubt your sincerity. Perhaps you are simply being tested. It may be that what you long for is not in your best interest after all. At least not at this time. But then again, stay alert, all you pumpkin patch sitters. This may just be your year!
Inspirational Quote of the Month
Word of the Month
Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.
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