January Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 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 6:20 pm. (Note the new earlier departure time so we arrive with time to spare!)

Program: Reba Cross Seals. Self and Peer Editing, a synopsis of the creative writing course she took at Sul Ross last summer.

Writing “Opportunity”:  Darrell’s assignments this year are a little tougher because they specify a genre, but remember your way of interpretation will be fine. We want you to WRITE, and changing the challenge to suit you will be great. His assignments are for fun and to stretch our abilities. Remember, out of town writers, send yours in by email and we’ll read it and insert it in the 2013 Chaos West of the Pecos. Choices are:

Elm Street [Mystery genre]
Big Iron [Western genre]
Doll Face [Horror genre]

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September Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our September meeting (and first meeting after the summer break) will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the home of Reba and David Seals in Sunny Glen, west of Alpine. (See more information below.)

Program: Fun and Exciting Writing Exercise to Streeeetch Your Writing Chops presented by Reba Seals

Refreshments: Delicious treats from Eleanor and Jackie.

President Ramblings

It has been a hot, dry, summer in west Texas.  To keep my garden alive, I’ve had to do more watering than usual, and even with my best efforts, some of my plants did not make it.  The double whammy of below zero weather during winter and the lack of moisture this spring weakened them and they died.

It seems to me ideas are like that, too.  Some spring into my head and flourish through the first five hundred words on the page, then somehow can’t be encouraged to go any further.  Others don’t make it past the note I make on the yellow pad I keep in the car, and I find them months later, scribbles without substance.

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