BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

Last Sale of 2019

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (December 7th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Meeting Recap for November

meeting recapThe regular writing craft meeting took place Tuesday November 19th at 6:00 pm. Four members were in attendance: Barb M., Barbara C., John and Diane. Donna popped in for 10 minutes but couldn’t stay.

We had a short discussion about Alice’s busy schedule, the editing of her current project and the writing of a new young adult novel. Then we talked about a photo found on Twitter regarding a local publishing company and the people who decided upon/discussed the books that would be published by the company in 2020. All 12 people were females in their 30s and 40s. We discussed how this demographic would influence their choices in accepting works to be published.

Elizabeth had sent the group a link to 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make, 울산오피|제주도오피|서울오피 and we had a brief discussion on some of these mistakes, such as “shoo-in” NOT “shoe-in” and “homed in” NOT “honed in”. John brought up one not listed: “spit and image” instead of “spitting image”. Thank you, Elizabeth.

Then we discussed automatic writing, channel writing, the genius in the wall and free style writing as opposed to plotting. We spoke about cliches and when they may be used in writing.

We read our homework assignments, which was taking the words given in The Story in the Box and writing exactly 416 words.

HOMEWORK for January

Take the following sentence and write a story containing exactly 433 words.

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he/she was not.

NOTE: The character can be either male or female. You choose.

REMEMBER there is no meeting in December. 울산오피|제주도오피|서울오피

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (October 5th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Picture Book from Concept to Publication by Alice Walsh

Alice Walsh, a long-time member of East Hants Writers, is holding a workshop called The Picture Book from Concept to Publication at Open Book Cafe, Nimbus Publishing.

She’ll discuss the process, including::

  • Dispelling myths about children’s books and the picture book in particular
  • Types and genres of picture books
  • Opening lines–begin with a bang.
  • Word count—keeping the prose sparse while making it hum
  • Why illustrations are more than just décor
  • Creating unforgettable characters
  • Finding a market for your picture book

Date: Monday September 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: 3660 Strawberry Hill Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For more information and to purchase tickets go here.

Meeting Reminder

The February meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on the craft of writing takes place Tuesday February 19th. As usual, we will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We are now at capacity membership. Anyone interested in joining our group will go on a waiting list.

HOMEWORK

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

To the best of your ability, complete the sheet for Act II, part 1. You probably won’t be able to complete all of it as some questions might not be answered until later in the writing of the story, but do your best.

Bring in 500 words 울산오피|제주도오피|서울오피 of the story to share with the rest. It must be part of Act II, part 1, but it can be any part you want.

Hope to see all members there.

Meeting Recap

The regular writing craft meeting took place Tuesday January 15th at 6:00 pm. Eleven members were in attendance: Barb M., Barbara C., Alice, John, Donna, Lynn, Mindy, Jayne, Teigan, Elizabeth and Diane.

We had a short discussion on Amazon, particularly KDP Print and the problems many authors are finding with ordering books and seeing them on the website.

Diane won’t call any impromptu meetings at Tim Horton’s until mid-March, depending on weather.

There was a discussion of story format and the flow concerning Act I and Act II and the phases of a story.

A quick presentation was given on the elements of Act II part A.

HOMEWORK

Continue writing the story started in September. If possible, write a good section of Act II, part A. Choose approximately 500 words to read to the group in February.

The story written over the winter can be any size, from a 2,000-word short story to an 100,000-word novel. It’s up to the writer.