February Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Fiesta Room of the Hallmark Apartments in Alpine.

Program: Diane Brown will talk about her book, “Life Instead,” and how it came to be.  I can guarantee it will be a fascinating presentation.  Diane survived a plane crash and bravely wrote about her experience then went on an unexpected adventure to publication and beyond.

Writing “Opportunity”: 

  • A Snowy Night
  • Valentines
  • A Matter of the Heart

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

How do you write?  Do you set measurable goals or decide to wing it?  Do you slave over each word or let it flow as it comes?  Do you have a different writing style for different types of writing?

I recently read and enjoyed, The Sea, by John Banville.  It is a literary work, full of gorgeous words, which won the Mann Booker prize in 2005.  Mr. Banville, under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black, is also the writer of mystery novels.  Here is what he says about his writing:

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