We are taking submissions for ourFIRST EVERVillage Writing School Anthologyand Contest Submit your story (1000 word max)to Jessie.
There is a $5 reading fee for each piece submitted.
The pieces will be blind judged by one of our visiting instructors.
Prizes: $75, $50, $25.
Deadline for submission is November 15.
From the Director . . .
M O V I N G
This column is moving to my own twice-monthly newsletter, which will contain only two features. Besides this little message on encouragement or writing craft, I will have a series called Agent Hunt, in which I take you behind the scenes as I shop my novel.
I will be sharing my rejection letters before I photograph them to be printed on canvas for a tote bag, placemats, sheets, a stage curtain. . .
There will also be an opportunity for YOU to share your own humiliating rejection letters and toot your own horn when the letter is actually an acceptance! Yay!
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Village Writers ~~ Stronger & Better Together
The Next Rogers/Bentonville Writers' Night Out
TUESDAY, November 3 6:30 p.m.
1320 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville
Mark your calendar!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
THURSDAY, October 29 5:00 p.m.
Village Writing School (177 Huntsville Road)
Writers' Night Out in Eureka will have a Halloween Party of grand spooky
If you would like to participate in the spooky storytelling,
bring a story of 500 words or less.
Feel free to wear a festive shirt, hat, glasses or maybe even come dressed as your favorite author!
Jessie will prepare a frightfulmeal in a frightfullywonderful atmosphere.
Everyone welcome to join us for the fun!
Everything You Need to Write a Beautiful Story
Now Available as One-day OR Half-day Workshops
30 Hours of Instruction
One Saturday per Month
FAST Track: Two Workshops per Day to Complete the Series in Five Months
ZEN Track: One Workshop Each Month to Complete the Series in Ten Months
Topics Covered: First Page Decisions; Fourteen Ways to Build a Character; Dialogue; Setting; Figurative Language; Sentence Structure; Subtext; High Events; Closings; 15 Ways to Self-Edit Your Manuscript and More, More, More!
Have you written a very unique novel
and do you hope that your manuscript will become the most perfectever published?
There are words in the English language that are absolute. These words cannot be intensified or minimized by modifying words. They are uncomparable.
Here are some uncomparable adjectives: entire, equal, final, impossible, perfect, pregnant (you can’t be just a little pregnant!), supreme, total, unanimous and unique.
Such words should never be used with modifiers such as less, least, largely, more, most, quite or very.
Please don’t give me any arguments about this. Yes, yes, I know the U.S. Constitution anticipates “a more perfect union” and George Orwell’s Animal Farm reveals that “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” However, unless the quality of your writing rivals these examples, your best bet is to keep to the rules!
They are seeking submissions of children's, YA, parenting, education, and self-help books, and adult fiction, especially set in the south.
Quick |B o o k
My Unrelenting Darkness
by Thomas D. Atherton
Memoir writers take note. An autobiographical account of a man’s journey to find himself. For two decades he suffered from amnesia, moving from place to place, working menial jobs, wondering who and what he really was. His greatest fear was what he might remember about his former life.
-- Nancy Harris, VWS Librarian
Quick |T e c h T i p
SimpleMind™ is a mapping tool that would be a great way to work on or create your plot, characters, and scenes.
SimpleMind™ turns your computer, tablet or phone into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.
Of course, a writer’s journal must not be judged by the standards of a diary. The notebooks of a writer have a very special function: in them he builds up, piece by piece, the identity of a writer to himself. Typically, writers’ notebooks are crammed with statements about the will: the will to write, the will to love, the will to renounce love, the will to go on living. The journal is where a writer is heroic to himself. In it he exists solely as a perceiving, suffering, struggling being.
-- Susan Sontag
Storytellers is an organization that Celebrates the Art of Storytelling. Our conference brings together people who love to
tell stories to network, share knowledge, and celebrate success.
More information HERE.
The MISSION of the Village Writing School is to foster a vibrant literary community in Arkansas and
to provide resources for ALL writers who seek to improve their craft.
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Publisher: Alison Taylor-Brown
Editors: Alice French & Jessie Rex