Meeting Announcement: Our next meeting will be on May 28 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.
Robbie Ann Burns will present the program “How to Start Writing”. Robbie joined TMTW several years ago (it’s been so long, she’s not sure of the year). She has had two of her stories published: Life’s Blossoms in the Kaleidoscope Reflections on Womens Journeys – In My Shoes and The Sound of Taps in SEZ Publishing Ghost Stories.
She writes for the pure joy of writing and loves to see what words might flow when she picks up the pen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your writing should be no more than 500 words. Please use Featured Writer in the Subject Line.
Hint: If you are self-editing, take your finger and point to each word so that you may focus on just that word. It will enable you to catch misspellings.
Submitted by Robbie Ann Burns
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 to Robbie Ann at 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.
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. 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
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:
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