OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”


Meeting Announcement:   Our next meeting will be on NOVEMBER 12, 2022, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (CT) on Zoom, hosted by the Fort Davis Library.  Please watch your email for invite to this meeting.  All due paying members will receive the invitation.

We are excited to introduce our speaker for November, Debbie Doggett

My writing career has, by design, been varied. I have published in both fiction and non-fiction as well as creating marketing content for both regional, national and international companies.

Over the last six years I have worked as a freelance writer, editor and researcher. In that capacity I have created blog posts and marketing content for Turquoise Skies jewelry company in Albuquerque and for Bullibone pet company along with a variety of other content for various companies.  I have also written and edited web pages and print marketing materials. During my tenure with the Farmington Museum, I created museum exhibit text and helped create and edit other content for exhibit panels and marketing material. 

In turning to screenwriting, I have focused on short films and episodic programs. With the help of local actors and crews, I have filmed some of my work, including three episodes of a web series I wrote. My work has been screened at various festivals and programs.



follow me on Twitter @dgdoggett


Visitors ALWAYS Welcome! If you would like to sit in on one of our meetings, please email us with the title “Visitor Request.”

TMTW Steering Committee for 2022-2023

Steering Committee: Gay Ann Kiser, Jerri Garza, Marti Stebbins and Rachel Barrett.  


 FEATURED WRITER: If you would like to have your writing featured in the newsletter, please submit to Robbie Burns  Please use Featured Writer in the Subject Line. 

The writing guidelines remain at 500 words or fewer, Times New Roman, 12-point font.  If you wish, you may read or have your composition read at the monthly meeting.  If you wish to have your piece put in the Featured Writer Section, please let us know.  If more than one image is received, they will be used in order of receipt. 

You can also choose not to read, but whatever your choice you can always submit it for publication in Chaos which is our annual self-published collection of members stories and poems.

Photo Writing Prompts – Members’ Photos & Word Prompts

TMTW offers a photo prompt monthly which offer encouragement to write.  Remember, your first thoughts are worth jotting down to see where the story might take you.  Use these as they are or use anything that might inspire you.

TMTW members are invited to participate in choosing the monthly Photo Writing Prompts by submitting good quality, sharp ORIGINAL (YOUR photo – not someone else’s) images in JPG format to Jerri Garza .  Do not send anything from the Internet as we would be subject to heavy fines.

Send one photo no later than the last week of the month for inclusion in the newsletter.  Please have images at high resolution for publication. There is no monetary compensation for TMTW use of members’ images.  Images must be received by the deadline for use in the writing prompts.  It is not required to submit images for writing prompts participation.

Submitting a photo implies permission to reproduce as TMTW chooses and we will credit the photographer in every instance.  Questions? Email


Submitted by Robbie Ann Burns




  CHAOS NEWS:  The Chaos (collection of members stories and poems) for 2021-22 has been mailed to everyone. Watch your mailbox. Apologies to Jerri Garza and Mary Jo Powell for the omission of one of their submissions for this year. They will be included in this year’s Chaos.  We will gladly take submittals at any time of the year. If you have a story, please send to and she will forward on after checking to make sure the rules were followed. If you should have any questions, please direct them to us.

BRAGGIN’ WRITES: None reported this month.

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:

Have news? Toot your horn, clang your bell, raise your roof! Tell us your news and stories – or writing news in general, such as publications you would recommend, contests, book events, etc. Send your Braggin’ Writes and Trail Bits to .












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