January 2014

Post date: Jan 8, 2014 4:18:04 AM

This month's newsletter, written by Patti Nicholson:

New Beginnings - This weekend I will travel to attend my niece's wedding. It will be the beginning of their new life together. And many of us who attend will remember back to our own 'new beginnings.'

As with any new beginning, changes will occur. She will change her last name. They will change their addresses from two to one. The homes they leave will absorb the change of one less person in each house. Other new beginnings could be the birth of a new child, a new job, and the list goes on.

Writing Prompt: What new beginnings have happened in your life recently? Were they good, bad, or otherwise? Write about it.

COMING UP: January 14, 2014 "Lessons in Writing Learned from Experience" presented by guest speaker, Dan Stanley, co-owner of The US Journal. Learn how to begin with a main point, develop through illustrations, and maintain transitions and flow. See the schedule page for more details.

As a side note, Dan is looking for writers and is offering a free subscription to our members!

FEEDBACK (CRITIQUE) OPPORTUNITY: If you want to receive feedback on your work, come early (5:30 p.m.) to meet with others. Bring 6-8 copies of your short peice (300 words or so) for the group to read along as you share. You could bring what you’ve written in response to the prompt above, or something else you’re working on. It can be a portion of a book chapter, or a short article too.

FUN STUFF: Did you find the typo in this month's newsletter? If so, click on the 'Contact Us' link and send us an email. The first one to respond will receive a prize.

See you at the January meeting!


Patti Nicholson

Vice President for Reflection