December 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
from the Wright Writers of Dayton.

Play of the Month

Snow QueenHow Hans, Christian & Anderson
Melted the Snow Queen

By Lisa Like-Stokely,
Wright Writers of Dayton member

Somewhere between Camelot and modern day, between IPADs and poisoned Apples, between ballet and uptown funk, this fractured fairy tale brings the classic characters of Hans Christian Anderson to life. Thumbelina, the not so tiny dancer, who is transformed into a beautiful ballerina; Jenny, the diamond studded and care free Nightingale (Mae West character); Heny, the ugly duckling turned obnoxious comedian (a cross between Heny Youngman and Groucho Marx); Sunny and Share, the dynamic singing duck duo topping the charts at Swan Lake; the directionally challenged Princess Gardenia who unexpectedly finds romance; Bruno, the valiant tin soldier who dances hip-hop; and the appalling proclivities of the robe shedding Emperor, are all re-imagined into this delightful play for the whole family. Audiences will be pleasantly surprised to recognize entertainers from the past and present. Laugh along and find out how a diverse group of fairy tale characters and a trio of ogres work together to save the Snow Queen from her diabolical fiancé.

For tickets click the link below.
bctheatre.org/event/how-hans

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432

Book Event of the Month

On Saturday, Dec. 14th,
the Wright Writers of Dayton
will be at New & Olde Pages bookstore
in Englewood from 1pm-5pm
with their books for sale. 

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New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe
856 Union Blvd. 
Englewood, Ohio 45322
Across from Kroger

Wright Writers of Dayton

Ruth Kibler Peck
Poetry & Historical Fiction

Karen Kasey
Young Adult Paranormal

Gwendolyn Ilimaris
Young Adult Fantasy

Colleen Green
Romantic Suspense

Vickie Weaver
Children’s books, Poetry, & Biography

Greg Enslen
Mystery

Marla Cross
Inspirational

Word of the Year

existential

Definition

1of, relating to, or affirming existence existential propositions
2: agrounded in existence or the experience of existence EMPIRICAL

bhaving being in time and space

 

Dictionary.com chooses
`existential’ as word of the year
Source below
http://enews.earthlink.net/article

Quote of the Month

“The most important thing is to believe in yourself
because it is you who has to do it.”
 Karen Kasey

Wright Writers of Dayton member,
author, and public speaker

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September 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Upcoming Library Events 

Frances, Wright Writer of Dayton member, is the speaker at the Stirring Up Food and Memories Seminar. A cookbook can contain more than recipes, it can be a historical document for your family. One that contains the stories behind the food. Preparing food and family dinners can evoke memories and emotions; as you eat, you may think of family, friends, and events related to those foods. Learn how to create and organize your own family cookbook to save not just recipes, but the memories of those important to you.

Stirring Up Food and Memories

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Brookville Library
Community Room
20 Blue Pride Drive
Brookville, OH 45309

Huber Heights Library
Meeting Room
6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424


Vickie Weaver, Wright Writer of Dayton member, author of three books, and coauthor of a fourth is the speaker at the Writing a Historical Fiction/Nonfiction Short Story Seminar What does historical fiction have to do with fiction, and can you combine them to make a great story? What elements bring such a story to life? What are the do’s and don’ts for writing historical stories? Learn these things and more from author Vickie Weaver.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Miami Township Library
Community Room
2718 Lyons Rd.
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Book of the Month

Visionary

Making a difference in a
world that needs YOU

visionary book

In compelling, concise, easy-to-read chapters, Visionary: Making a Difference in a World that Needs YOU makes the case that ordinary people can create extraordinary change in the world by learning and applying four basic principles distilled from visionaries of our past and present.

You’ll discover: 

* The major difference between a visionary and a dreamer

* A step-by-step process for discovering how you can make a difference in the world 

* A step-by-step process for crafting a vision for you or your organization

* A step-by-step process for creating a roadmap to achieving your vision

* Four questions you must answer before people will buy-in to your vision 

* Six characteristics of someone who has found their purpose 

* How busy people can still make a difference in the world

Filled with practical, actionable strategies and exercises. This book will guide you to a life of meaning, contribution, vision and purpose.

Book description source: Amazon

Click below to buy.
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Quote of the Month

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Earl Nightingale

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com

Word of the Month
smite

Definition
1 : to strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand
2 : to kill or severely injure by striking
3 : to cause to strike
4 : to affect as if by striking
5 : captivate, take

Did You Know?

Today’s word has been part of the English language for a very long time; the earliest documented use in print dates to the 12th century. Smite can be traced back to the Old English smītan, meaning “to smear or defile.” Smītan is akin to the Scottish word smit, meaning “to stain, contaminate, or infect,” as well as to the Old High German bismīzan, “to defile.” In addition to its “strike” and “attack” senses, smite has a softer side. As of the mid-17th century, it can mean “to captivate or take”—a sense that is frequently used in the past participle in such contexts as “smitten by her beauty” or “smitten with him” (meaning “in love with him”). Its past tense is smote.

Example

The cartoon’s villain was, as tradition would have it, smote by an anvil dropping mysteriously from the sky.

Source: www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

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March 2019 Newsletter

Book of the Month

the silence of murder

Seventeen-year-old Hope Long’s life revolves around her brother Jeremy. So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town’s beloved baseball coach, Hope’s world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy did it, and since he hasn’t spoken a word in 9 years, he’s unable to defend himself. Their lawyer instructs Hope to convince the jury that Jeremy is insane, but all her life Hope has known that Jeremy’s just different than other people—better, even. As she works to prove his innocence—joined by her best friend T.J. and the sheriff’s son, Chase—Hope uncovers secrets about the murder, the townspeople, her family, and herself. She knows her brother isn’t the murderer. But as she comes closer to the truth, she’s terrified to find out who is.

Source: Goodread.com

Dandi Daley Mackall

I love to write. I even love to rewrite. Before I could hold a pen, I was making up stories in my head. I’m blessed to have come from a family of great storytellers. My two favorite words growing up were: ‘Member when . . . I started out writing for grown-ups . . . and then I had kids. When my children were little, I wrote board books, then picture books, then easy readers, and so on to young adult novels. But I never stopped writing for any age group, which means I get to write for all ages. How cool is that! I grew up in Missouri, have lived in many cities and towns since, and now write from rural Ohio, surrounded by my wonderful family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel or raccoon.

Source: http://www.dandibooks.com 

Quote of the Month

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Source: https://www.brainyquote.com

Word of the Month

obsequious 
marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

Did You Know?

An obsequious person is more likely to be a follower than a leader. Use that fact to help you remember the meaning of obsequious. All you need to do is bear in mind that the word comes from the Latin root sequi, meaning “to follow.” (The other contributor is the prefix ob-, meaning “toward.”) Sequi is the source of a number of other English words, too, including consequence (a result that follows from an action), sequel (a novel, film, or TV show that follows and continues a story begun in another), and non sequitur (a conclusion that doesn’t follow from what was said before).

Example: “Not pleasing others enough amounts to surliness, pleasing too much makes one obsequious—you have to be friendly, but not too friendly. The sweet spot in the middle is where you want to be.” — Carlin Flora, Psychology Today, 1 July 2017

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Editor
Colleen Green

December 2018 Newsletter

Play of the Month

Babes In Toyland
Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2018

Author: Rebecca Ryland

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Description by Heartland Plays.

This children’s melodrama that takes us to Mother Goose Land and Toyland.  Our heroine is Mistress Mary Quite Contrary, who has her heart set on marrying the heroic Alan.  But Alan’s uncle, the villainous Barnaby, is set on marrying her himself, threatening foreclosure on her mother if she refuses.  Mary escapes to the mysterious Toyland through the dangerous Spider Forest, where Alan finds and saves her.  Barnaby pursues Mary and Alan to Toyland, bringing the whole gang of Mother Goose Land characters with him.  There we encounter the magical mystery of Toyland as we meet the Master Toymaker and his quirky assistants Grumio and Marmaduke.  When Barnaby gets his hands on the Master Toymaker’s machine and creates a toy soldier army, it seems all is lost.  In an exciting climax, all the Toyland and Mother Goose Land characters work together to foil his plans and set everything right again.

Tickets are on sale.
Click link below.
bctheatre.org. 

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
Phone: 937.429.4737

Director: Jake Lockwood
Assistant Director: Jennifer Lockwood
Producer: Lisa Stokely (Wright Writers of Dayton Member)
Stage Manager: Andrew Stokely
Costume Design: Anne Heitker
Tech Director: Shannon Michalak

Inspirational Quote of the Month

Good, better, best quote

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Word of the Month
Luminous

Bright or shining, esp. in the dark. Glowing with health, vigor, or a particular emotion: “Her eyes were luminous with joy.”

Link for source: www.wordthink.com

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Nov. Newsletter 2018

Editor: Colleen Green

Events of the Month

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Time Management for Writers Seminar

Speaker: Colleen Green 

The seminar Time Management for Writers will explain how to develop a story by using time wisely. Colleen Green, a local author, Wright Writer of Dayton member, and speaker, will talk about the topic and share her personal recommendations. She will also discuss how to use an outline as a guideline to produce the first draft. Character arcs and finding what drives your protagonist in order to create an intriguing plot will be covered. She has written two books in the Amber Milestone Series. These steamy, romance books will be available to buy the day of the event. The Miami Township Library, in Miamisburg, Ohio will provide the community room for the seminar.   

Saturday
November 3, 2018
1 pm to 2:30 pm

Miami Township Library
2718 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, Oh 45342 

Slaying the Dragons of Writing Seminar

A panel of authors from the Wright Writers of Dayton will discuss the stumbling blocks 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 to 3 pm

Main Library
Bassani Theater
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.

Inspirational Quote of the Month

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Word of the Month

Tenacious adj. 1. Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle: “A tenacious hold.” 2. Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action: “A tenacious legend.”

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October 2018 Newsletter

Events of the Month

Seminar
Time Management
for Writers 

Speaker:
Wright Writer of Dayton Member,
Author Colleen Green

Finding Time to Write Consistently
Outlining Your Book & First Draft 
 Marketing Your Writing

Saturday, November 3, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Miami Township Library
2718 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, Oh 45342
 

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. 

Seminar
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
Main Library
Bassani Theater
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

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Source: https://www.brainyquote.com

Word of the Month

Divergence

Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

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Springfield, Ohio Book Fair ​

Meet Ohio authors and check out their latest books while tasting Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company beer at the Springfield Book Fair. Colleen Green, Wright Writers of Dayton member, will be there with her romance/suspense Amber Milestone Series. Signed copies of Book One Last Words and Book Two City in the Middle will be for sale (cheaper than Amazon) with a bonus recipe packet. The event is hosted by Hen House Publishing & Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company. Schmidt’s Sausage Truck will be selling the perfect accompaniment to your beer with sausage, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, and cream puffs. Get your bling on with Chain Maille jewelry. It is made of lightweight aluminum. Chain Maille jewelry in intricate weaves makes an elegant to funky accessory to your wardrobe. Brats! Beer! Books! Bling! 

Springfield Book Fair ​
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
12 pm – 5 pm

Open to the public. No charge for admission.
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co.
109 W. North St.
Springfield, OH 45504
(937) 717-0618
www.motherstewartsbrewing.com

Event Website: www.henhousepublishing.com/2018

Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company is a production brewery located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Ohio.  Named after Eliza Daniel Stewart (aka “Mother Stewart”), an important temperance figure of her time; and located in the former Springfield Metallic Casket Warehouse, we feature an 8,500 square foot, family-friendly tap room and a large outdoor beer garden.  We strive to produce clean consistent ales & lagers blending influences from Germany, Belgium and North America.

Source: Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company website

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