May 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green

Book of the Month

Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, “This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions–how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place.” With examples from bestsellers as well as from students’ drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called “triage” method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, “This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions–how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place.” With examples from bestsellers as well as from students’ drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called “triage” method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

Source: Amazon

Quote of the Month

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Some authors, when starting a novel, imagine a place first. Others, a character starts taking shape in their head. I start with a hook, a situation, a ‘what if.’

Linwood Barclay

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Word of the Month

inexorable

pronunciation:  i-NEK-suh-ruh-bul

Definition : not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : relentless

Did You Know?

The Latin antecedent of inexorable is inexorabilis, which is itself a combination of the prefix in-, meaning “not,” plus exorabilis, meaning “pliant” or “capable of being moved by entreaty.” It’s a fitting etymology for inexorable. You can beseech and implore until you’re blue in the face, but that won’t have any effect on something that’s inexorable. Inexorable has been a part of the English language since the 1500s. Originally, it was often applied to people or sometimes to personified things, as in “deaf and inexorable laws.” These days, it is usually applied to things, as in “inexorable monotony” or “an inexorable trend.” In such cases, it essentially means “unyielding” or “inflexible.”

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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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