Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Next Meeting on September 18th

Yes.....at long last we have another meeting of the now famous Wannabe's. Our reputation is starting to spread. In a positive way I may add. You might be able to see from the mailing list that are ranks are again growing. Mary Lou and I been actively recruiting new members. We are currently taking a LLI class from our favorite instructor Nancy Pinard. She recently put in a plug for our group at the first class. We welcome the new people and hope that you will enjoy the companionship and support we provide one another in this enjoyable business.

Speaking of business: Here are some recent announcements that you might want to take part in.

A...The 10th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition is accepting entries! We're looking for fiction that's bold, brilliant ... but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or less. But don't be too long about it—the deadline is December 1, 2009.

The Grand-Prize winner will receive $3,000 (that's $2—or more—per word).
For guidelines, prizes and to enter online, click here.

B....If you want to keep up with deals, agents and the publishing industry subscribe to Publishers Lunch at the following Web site:


Make sure you continue to the 2nd page to receive the free version every Tues through email.

C...For those who want to publish using the new e-books platform here are two sites that you should check out:

Kindle....https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin The site is Digital Platform. It is similar to Createspace which is used for self publishing.

Mobi...also called MobiPocket.....http://www.mobipocket.com/en/HomePage/default.asp?Language=EN

We can discuss these at future meeting.

D. The Christmas Anthology. We currently have five people who have signed up to participate in this project. We will also need to find an Illustrator. I have someone I would recommend but I think we should be open to suggestion of local talent as well. I am still seeking people who would like to contribute a poem or a short story either fictional or non-fiction. We will discuss further on Friday.

E. This will be the last call for individuals who want to participate in the article that we are submitting to the LLI Journal. I have sent the draft document to Julie and will meet with her in the next few weeks to discuss our next steps.

F. Agenda for Friday:

1. Introduce New Members

2. Jack has asked for 10 minutes to discuss two of his recent projects. We will read one and provide feedback and he is providing a copy of the 2nd which we will post on the Blog site for comments.

3. Discuss the Anthology Project

4. Discuss the LLI Project

5. Set date for next meeting

If anyone has a reading or a topic that they would like to discuss please email me by Thurs night.

Thank you in advance for your attention and we look forward to seeing you al...this Friday.

Ciao! PDQ

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