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Welcome To Fairhope Writers' Forum of Fairhope, Alabama 
 
 
Our Mission Statement:  To provide a venue for peer critique where writers of all genres can present his or her work within an environment of integrity, support, and encouragement.  Fairhope Writers' Forum (FWF) is dedicated to the development of the writing arts through peer review.
 
 
 
 
  
 


 Submitted by Core Group member Vicki Hughes 



  
 
 
"The faster I write the better my output.  If I'm going slow I'm in trouble.  It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them."
 
Raymond Chandler 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
Many pictures on this website have been provided by core group member, Elizabeth Phelps
 
 


 
 
"Now and again thousands of memories
converge, harmonize,
arrange themselves around a central idea
in a coherent form,
and I write a story."

Katherine Anne Porter
 

 
 


 
 
 
"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
 
Robert Benchley
 
 
 


Member of Fairhope Writers' Forum Publishes
 
 
The Clarke County Democrats: A Novel of Love, Life and Baseball
 
 
Congratulations to Phil Brady on the release of his first novel, "The Clarke County Democrats."  For additional information on this book, visit our "Press Room" tab.
 


New Member
 
 
FWF has one new Core Group Member!  Welcome to Vicki Hughes who was a recent contest winner with Midlife Collage for her humorous short story, "Confessions of a Condiment Addict."  You can be read her story under "The Writing Corner" tab.  She also visit her blog, HellBentonHappy.com.
  
Welcome, Vicki!
 


 
 
New Member  
 
Fairhope Writers' Forum welcomes new Core Group member, Donna Orchard.  Donna, a former educator, is author of "Roughneck Daddy," a non-fiction book about her father.  For more information about her book visit the "Press Room" tab on our website.  Welcome, Donna! 
 
 


 
Free Verse Selection Published
 
SENSE Magazine has published Core Group member R.M. (Bob) Trammell's free verse selection, "Nostalgia" in the the magazine's November 2012 edition.  You can read "Nostalgia" under "The Writing Corner" tab.  Congratulations, Bob!
 


 
Short Story Publication
 
Congratulations to Core Group member Elizabeth Phelps.  Her short story, "The Lover of Life" was published in the Gulf Coast Writers' Association's fall issue of The Magnolia Quarterly.  You can read her short story, "Fusion," under "The Writing Corner" tab.  
 
 

 
Alliance Formed With Rainy Day Writers' Group
 
FWF was recently invited to form an alliance with the Rainy Day Writers' Group of Cambridge, Ohio.  The group is comprised of nine members, and thus far, has published two books as a group.  A third, entitled "Sold," is due out in October 2012.  Like those of Fairhope Writers' Forum, the Rainy Day Writers have also published numerous individual works independently.  Both groups will share their work for critique purposes.
 
The Rainy Day Writers' books are available online at Amazon.com.  
 


   
 
 New/Upcoming Book Publications
 
- FWF Core Group Member, Shirley L. Gear, has just published her first book, an inspirational piece entitled "The Source is With You."
Read more about her book under the The Writing Corner and Press Room tabs.
  


Core Group Member Named Top Ten Runner-Up
 
One of FWF's own, Emma Louise Langham, was named a top ten runner-up in Southern Writers' Magazine's Short Story Contest.  As a top ten winner, Emma Louise's story, "A Windy Day at the Beach," appeared in Southern Writers' "Special Stories" publication in August 2012.  You can read her story under "The Writing Corner" tab.
 
 

R.M. (Bob) Trammell has penned our latest article about writing.  Read his thoughts on "How To Boost Your Creative Energy" under the tab, Members Write About Writing.  
 


 
 
Interested in joining a critique-based writers group where the membership is free? We invite you to peruse our website and find out about us. Then ask yourself these questions:
  • Am I over the age of twenty-one?
  • Am I actively writing with the intention to publish and promote my work?
  • Am I dedicated to aspire to the highest standards of writing?
If you answered "yes" to all three questions, FWF might be the group for you. Contact us at: