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TMTW 2012 Spring Retreat :: Retreat Registration Form Available!

Have we got a Genre for you!

The Alpine & Fort Davis
Texas Mountain Trail Writers

are so proud of their presenter line-up for 2012 they are bustin’ their buttons! How could any writers not find a perfect fit among these choices to enhance their skills and chance for publication.

Choose your poison:

Mystery Writing, Flash Fiction, Western Historical Fiction, Memoir, Narrative Non-Fiction, Historical Research, Publishing, Marketing, and even an early morning Haiku Hike to a near-by cemetery for poetry lovers!

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2012 “Chaos” Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for the 2012 Chaos West of the Pecos, the yearly publication of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

For complete information, please see our “2012 ‘Chaos’ Call for Submissions” page.

January Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Fort Davis Public Library in Fort Davis, TX. If you wish to carpool from Alpine, meet us in the Big Bend Telephone parking lot before we depart at 6:30 pm.

Program: Critique – Polish Your Writing to a Shine presented by Jackie Siglin.

Writing “Opportunity”: 

  • New Year Resolutions
  • Something Remembered
  • West Texas Intrigue

Choose one or incorporate one or more of the topics into one story (or poem)–use your vast and endless imagination.  Limit is 500 words.  Go wild!  At the meeting, you may read your work or not, as you prefer.  Just enjoy doing it.


President Ramblings

Happy New Year!

We can’t start off a new writing year without a few resolutions – right?  or should I say – WRITE!!!

That is the gist of every article I read and every speaker I hear.  If you want to be a writer, improve your writing, experience writing, you need to WRITE.

So what could we resolve:

  1. To set aside writing time.  Some people start small – 5 minutes, 30 minutes, once or twice a week.  For me, a retired person, I try to write, or at least be present in my chair in front of the computer, five days a week for two to three hours.  Does that mean I always succeed?  No, but I have, like we say in my yoga class, an intention. Continue reading January Newsletter | “Log of the Trail” →