June Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: NO SUMMER MEETINGS! See you again in September!

In the meantime, for your summer pleasure, be sure to check out this month’s Writing Assignment: Picture Writing Prompt! See more info and this month’s prompt below…

Picture Writing Prompt

What’s an ideal summer to you, money or health notwithstanding? On cold winter days do you dream of water and sun, or do you prefer hiking mountains in cool, blissful solitude? Many love Disneyland or New York City, and are excited by the hustling chaos.

Write a piece, 500 words or fewer, in any form you like about an ideal time in summer you once had, or the one that’s in your dreams.

Since the TMTWs don’t meet in the summer, please send your work directly to Kip Piper at .

I’m working hard on my novel, my very first novel, and am excited about attending the Boot Camp of the Writers’ League of Texas in July. What fun. That’s my idea of a great summer experience. Enjoy your writing.

Reba Cross Seals

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Pudelek (Marcin Szala) – Own work. Bucegi mountains – bleu hiking trail from Sinaia to Piatra Astra. CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Bucegi 2009-07 8.jpg Created: 30 June 2009

Make Us Say WOW! Waldorf Publishing Manuscript Contest

Want to see your manusript PUBLISHED!

And not “Self-Published” folks…the real deal…the big kahuna: A FULL CONTRACT PUBLISHING DEAL!

Enter the “Make us say WOW” Waldorf Publishing Manuscript Contest. Open to all Authors & All genres (with the exception of Poetry). Please see rules for more information. http://waldorfpublishing.com/contest/

Simply put: We are looking for that book they makes us say “WOW”!!!

Wow that was a great MANUSCRIPT!

Is it yours? You won’t know until you enter!

Contest #2  Deadline: August 31, 2016

Contest Link: http://waldorfpublishing.com/contest/

Braggin’ Rights

From Phil Kobe: I have moved to Florida and am no longer a Texan by location, but of course, I will always be a Texan in my heart. Thank you to all my fellow writers for your encouragement, motivation and guidance. I published my first novel, One More Tour, with Tate Publishing and hard at work on my second novel.


Join or Renew Your TMTW Membership

Membership in the Texas Mountain Trail Writers can help you grow as a writer, whether you write purely for fun or for a living. AND we accept dues payments online at our website! For more information, click here.

Final Note from the Editor:

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