June 2020 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Book of the Month

Where the Crawdads Sing 

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For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Description from Amazon

Available on Amazon: https://redirect.is/6kc1rmm

Word of the Month

Hubris

1. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. 2. A strong belief in a person’s own importance. “He was disciplined for his hubris.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

Quote of the Month

“On first drafts: It is completely raw, the sort of thing I feel free to do with the door shut — it’s the story undressed, standing up in nothing but its socks and undershorts.” — Stephen King

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Writing Tips

Colleen’s Corner:
Advice for Writers

colleen green bio pictureWright Writers of Dayton is a group from Dayton, Ohio. Author Colleen Green, their marketing director is doing live videos on different aspects of writing. These short episodes will feature different aspects of storytelling. The latest one can be found on their Facebook page under the pinned post at the top. Colleen’s first video talks about plot & character development. She plans to do a different topic on Tuesdays at 7 pm eastern standard time. The videos will be called Colleen’s Corner: Advice for Writers. You can view the pinned post and videos on their page anytime and comment on them anytime. During the live video comment “hi”, and she’ll give you a shout out. Click the link at the bottom of this post to see the Wright Writers of Dayton Facebook page.

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February Newsletter 2020

Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Book of the Month

My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You

by Vickie L Weaver
Illustrator Kattarina Storost

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Turtles telling the time of day? Crocodiles eating birthday cake? Porcupines playing peek-a-boo? Oh, no! What’s a child to do? There’s so much more with animals galore. The solution comes from a comforting source.

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Quote of the Month

“Before you focus on how far you have to go, take a minute to appreciate
how far you have gone.”
Colleen Green

Wright Writers of Dayton member,
author of romantic suspense books,
and public speaker
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Word of the Month

Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

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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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July 2017 Newsletter

Recipe of the Month

Patriotic Poke Cake

fourth of july cake

2 round white cake layers (9 inch), cooled

2 cups boiling water, divided

1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin, or any other red flavor

1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue

Flavor Gelatin

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

 

Place cakes, top sides up, in clean 9-inch round pans; pierce with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

Add 1 cup boiling water to each flavor dry gelatin mix in separate small bowls; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour red gelatin over 1 cake, then pour blue gelatin over remaining cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Dip bottoms of cake pans in warm water 10 sec.; unmold cakes. Fill and frost cake layers with COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Source: www.kraftrecipes.com

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/patriotic-poke-cake-52679.aspx

 

Word of the Month

 Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Showing kindness or goodwill.

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

 

Book of the Month

Why we are still standing book cover

Why We Are Still Standing

By John Rhinehelder 

A condensed biography of real American patriots written in poetry to show why Americais still “standing” at the top when it comes to liberty and freedom. It tells why freedom is not free! It’s called “Bio-poetry.”

Available on Amazon click link below

Why We are Still Standing link to buy book

Inspirational Quote of the Month

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

George Washington

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