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October Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 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: Bob Miles, a local historian, writer, and member of our group. He is consistently published in the Cenizo literary magazine.

Writing “Opportunity”: Write 500 words on one of the following suggested topics:

The Knot-Hole in the Fence
The Magic Summer
Yet Looking Back

Refreshments:  A volunteer is needed to bring refreshments to the meeting in Fort Davis. If you would be willing to do this, please contact Reba at moc.l1411119940iamg@1411119940slaes1411119940ssorc1411119940r1411119940. The organization will furnish the coffee and paper goods.


President Chat

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

Doesn’t that make you want to continue into the story? What on earth could this be about? Where is it leading? (You may know: George Orwell, 1984.) This is a sample of opening lines the Texas Mountain Trail Writers are collecting this year for a special prize. We’ve all read the first lines must draw in the reader to make them want to investigate why they should spend their time with us.

Start examining every book and article you read to see if you would classify it as the best, worst, or ho-hum first line you’ve read. (Deep six the ho-hums.) But send us your best and worst. Below are the submissions for this month. And if you’ve already submitted, no rule says you cannot submit more that you find interesting.

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