November 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 A cookbook can contain more than recipes, it can be a historical document for your family.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 & Memories

Tuesday, Nov. 5th
6:30 pm

Kettering-Moraine Library
3496 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45429

Saturday, Nov. 30th
2 pm

Northmont Library
333 W. National Rd.,
Englewood, Ohio 45322
St. Peter Christmas Bazaar
Upcoming Christmas Bazaar Events

Author Gwendolyn Ilimaris, Author Karen Kasey, and Author Colleen Green will be at this local Christmas Bazaar with plenty of gifts for your family this holiday season. Support these local Dayton area authors and stop by their table to pickup a copy of their latest books. There will be over 90 booths of crafts/vendors, homemade soups, cabbage rolls, sandwiches, raffle and more.

St. Peter
Christmas Bazaar

Free Event
Saint Peter Catholic Church
6161 Chambersburg Rd. 
Huber Heights, OH 45424 

Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Books by the Wright Writers of Dayton members available at the event.

THE EVIL WITHIN

Book One in the Witches
of Blackstone Series
by Karen Kasey

young adult, paranormal,
witches, werewolves

ebook cover The Evil WithinAvailable on Amazon.
Click below for details: 
www.amazon.com/Karen

Whispers of Time
(Chronicles of Asaetara)
by Gwendolyn Ilimaris

magic, fantasy, dragons Whispers of TimeAvailable on Amazon.
Click below for details: 
www.amazon.com/Whispers

Author Colleen Green

Romantic Suspense, Steamy
Slow Burn Romance Series

Available on Amazon. Click below for author’s website.
http://www.colleengreen.info/

New & Olde Pages
Nov. 2019 Holiday Events

15085491_1196165073782026_608549676843886733_nStop by & meet the authors.

856 Union Blvd,
Englewood, OH 45322

by the Marathon gas station
in the same parking lot

Saturday, Nov. 16th 1-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 23rd 1-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 30th 1-5pm

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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

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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

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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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July 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green

Book of the Month

It’s a Sweet Thing: Candy Break:
The Taste of Homemade Goodness

Judith Craig Fryman

Candy book

Source: Description from Amazon

Imagine if your grandmother owned a candy store! Or if your cousin, mother, sister, fellow parishioner, neighbor, or friend had an excellent sweet shop in an old bank building with a special vault filled with chocolate and your favorite books. It’s a Sweet Thing is a 33-year history of Judith Craig Fryman’s fun adventure in owning such a candy store beginning in 1985 in Brookville, Ohio. Her simple mission as owner of the Candy Break was to provide wholesome, handmade treats to everyone in town and to interesting customers from far-off places. The impact of her efforts was more far-reaching and enriching than you might first expect. 

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Word of the Month
flounce

Definition: 1 a : to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions 
b : to go with sudden determination 
2 : flounder, struggle

Did You Know?

The story behind flounce is an elusive one. The verb’s earliest recorded uses in English occurred in the mid-1500s, and some scholars believe it is related to the Norwegian verb flunsa (meaning “to hurry” or “to work briskly”) and Swedish flunsa (“to fall with a splash” or “to plunge”). The connection is uncertain, however, because the flunsa verbs did not appear in their respective languages until the 18th century, long after flounce surfaced in English. A second distinct sense of flounce, referring to a strip or ruffle of fabric attached on one edge, did not appear in English until the 18th century. This flounce derives from the Middle English frouncen, meaning “to curl.”

Examples

“With skirts flouncing, 15 young women ascended the steps … to a traditional Mexican birthday song played in a mariachi style.” — Laurel Wamsley and Vanessa Romo, NPR, 19 July 2017

“The Master of the Music flounced out with the choir flouncing out in perfect unison behind him.” — Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals, 2009

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

Quote of the Month

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January 2019 Newsletter

Article of the Month

Potential of the Future
by Colleen Green

January is a time of reflection of the past and looking forward to the potential of the future. New year’s resolutions are made, but unfortunately can be disregarded by October or even sooner. I am in favor of having yearly goals if they are realistic. Why set yourself up for failure? It is better to be cautiously optimistic than overly enthusiastic. If you want to succeed, the best way is to take your end of year goal and break it up into twelve steps to accomplish one every thirty days or so. You can make progress this way and stay on track. It gives you a sense of accomplishment to complete each task. If personal interruptions or unforeseen events sets you back, you might need to do double duty the next month to make up for that bump in the road. Put the goal on your mirror by using notes. After you complete the thirty-day goal, put up the next one. This will make you look at it every day and probably multiple times. It is a visual aid to remind you of your daily intentions to heighten your self-awareness. Consistency is about having enough discipline to make an effort each day. Some days you will have more time than others for your project, and that is okay because it has to be. If you track your weekly time, you can gradually increase it when possible. Your time will add up every week. Anything worth doing right takes a while to accomplish. The only person you should compare your progress to is yourself. For example, if my yearly goal is to write a new book every year, it is possible that in the future I may get to the point where I can write two books a year. Comparing myself to authors who only write and do not need to work full time for a living would be a mistake as would be comparing myself to a seasoned writer who had been doing it longer. That would only frustrate me and would do me no good. Instead, I focus on my ability to improve my writing by learning from my editor’s notes and comments. Each time I go through an edit, I learn how to make better decisions with many aspects of the written word. Between writing two books, I have gotten better at dialogue, character arcs, giving detailed background setting information, creating sympathy for my main character, and creating friction between characters without taking things too far. When you consistently work on a skill you will learn and grow. To me that is a reward unto itself because I’ve made progress. Follow my twelve-step plan for your yearly goal, and I bet you’ll grow and learn as you go. At the end of the year, write down all the aspects about your project in which you have gained new knowledge that you can apply to the following year’s goal. After you reach your goal at the end of December or sooner, celebrate the fact that you did it.

Colleen Green is a member of the Wright Writers of Dayton. She is the editor of the newsletter, a speaker, and an author of romance/suspense books.

Links to her books below.

Last Words 
Book One in The Amber Milestone Series

https://amzn.to/2VDpTb8

City in the Middle
Book Two in the Amber Milestone Series

https://amzn.to/2FeJklg

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Word of the Month

Equivocal

Equivocal adj. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous. Uncertain or questionable in nature. “Congress was equivocal on its domestic spending package.”

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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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June 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Author Colleen Green
www.colleengreen.info

Book of the Month

Timeless Twists and Turns

These pages of poetry let us be kids again. They also offer encouragement to navigate tangles and temptations in relationships or inspire us to begin to heal, especially if we have experienced abuse, cancer, or PTSD. National and regional prize–winning poet Vickie L. Weaver respectfully identifies with us while setting fresh eyes on timeless twists and turns of our unpredictable paths through life. The rhythm and flow of her rhymes and free verse show imagination, fact or abstraction, sensitivity and intuition, or painful clarity. Take time inside this book to question, cry, or laugh with her on your journey.

Available at Xlibris
www.xlibris.com/Bookstore/Book

Recipe of the Month

Hawaiian Juice

by Author Colleen Green

fruit punch drink for blog

  • 2 liters of fruit punch
  • (2) 6 fl. oz. cans of pineapple juice
  • 3 cups lemon lime soda
  • (1) 6 fl. oz. can of pineapple juice poured into ice cube tray and frozen overnight
  1. In a large pitcher pour 2 liters of fruit punch.
  2. Add (2) 6 oz. cans of pineapple juice.
  3. Add 3 cups of lemon line soda.
  4. Stir ingredients.
  5. Put pineapple ice cubes into glass and then add punch.

Fills 7 tall glasses

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Word of the Month

Pensive

Pensive adj. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful. Expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness. “She was feeling pensive after seeing an old boyfriend.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

Inspirational Quote of the Month

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.

Tena Desae (model-turned-actress)

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May 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
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Book of the Month

women who shaped america

Women Who Shaped America

By Wright Writers of Dayton

American women have always had the grit and determination to influence others and make important things happen. From working for the young colonies to homesteading on the Great Plains and the Wild West to navigating the hardships and deprivations of America’s Civil War, two world wars, and the Great Depression to the Space Age, women led, followed, or blazed new paths for themselves, their families, and all women. No matter which period we examine, American women often have left an indelible mark on history and on those who came after them. The members of Wright Writers of Dayton realized the importance of sharing the stories of women who helped to shape America—stories of both famous and unsung heroines. The stories in this anthology address the courageous actions of American women that shaped human lives and the course of history for our country.

Available on Amazon or xlibris

https://www.xlibris.com/Bookstore/

Recipe of the Month

Chicken Alfredo Bow Tie Pasta

 Chicken Alfredo Bow Tie Pasta 

12 oz. Box Bow Tie Pasta
12.5 oz. Can Chicken Breast
7.5 oz. Quartered Artichoke Hearts
2 Cans 14.5 oz. Prego Alfredo Sauce Roasted Garlic Parmesan
7.3 oz. Box New York Hand Tied Garlic Knots

Preheat the oven for the garlic knots. Once the oven is preheated prepare the meal. Drain the canned chicken and set aside in a bowl. Drain the artichokes and add to chicken. Boil pasta according to box directions while stirring occasionally. In a separate pan add 1 can of alfredo sauce, chicken, and artichokes together while stirring on medium heat. Once the sauce mix is warmed throughout add 1/2 can of alfredo sauce and keep on medium to low heat while stirring occasionally. Put the bread into the oven. Drain the pasta when it is done cooking.  Put the pasta back into the pan and off of the heat and add the pasta sauce. Stir the mixture together. Take the bread out of the oven when it is done. Serve the pasta with the garlic knots.

Serves: 4

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Word of the Month

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

Inspirational Quote of the Month

I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!

Sally Ride

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