Learn About Children's Stories                                  Issue # 17  October 28, 2013

The Village View

A Publication of The Village Writing School
Craig discusses the prototype of her coloring book
with Village Writer Jane Manasseri.

Get Your Story In!
Don't miss this opportunity to put your head together with Craig Froman over your children's story. Craig is an award-winning children's author and editor, and he can tell you what your story needs to be more appealing in today's competitive children's market.
On Saturday afternoon, November 2, Craig will spend the afternoon with us, discussing our stories and sharing general principles on how to write a book that children will love and publishers will buy. The workshop and critiquing session will last from 1-4 and the cost is $25.
Send your story to me at, and I will forward it on to Craig. The sooner you get it in, the more time he will have to study it.  
Road Trip!  Everyone Welcome!
Crow Johnson is a treasure. Musician, writer, and fiber artist, her book, Flights of Fancy, which Ann Hood says, "hums--with wonder and wit and intelligence with the natural world and knitting and generosity," is really lovely.   
On our road trip of November 14, we will have the opportunity to step across the road and hear Crow, along with Crescent Dragonwagon, at the historic FolkWays Heritage Center where they will be presenting An Evening with Crescent and Crow. Find out more about Crow at her lovely website:
Crow will also be signing her book on October 29 at NightBird Books in Fayetteville.

It's not that far and snaky to Winslow, and cabins are still available at the historic Sky-Vue Lodge. Beautiful views, hiking trails, cozy cabins, full breakfast, and VILLAGE WRITERS. We won't do many road trips, so don't miss this one. If you've wondered about who we are and what we do, this is a great time to come hang out with us.
Our First Movie Night

 A  L  L  O  W  E  E  N

BYO-Movie Snacks
  Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 - 9 p.m.

N E W    L O C A T I O N

The Village Writing School
177 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs
                                             (Highway S. 23)

  Watch the importance of Point-of-View  



Moments after he arrives in Spain for an anti-terrorism summit, U.S. President Ashton is shot. The 15 minutes leading up to the shooting are presented from the perspective of various onlookers: two Secret Service agents, a TV reporter, and a tourist.

Cast includes: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt.
Research Matters!
Thanks to Loretta for sharing her time and expertise.

If you missed the last Writers' Night Out, you missed learning about many cool resources that the library has to offer, including a database of hundreds of periodicals and thousands of articles that you can access right from your computer. Getting the tiny details correct is the mark of good writing. Research is the key.

Update on Building
From the death trap . . . to this stunning, sleek, streamlined model.

Upcoming Events
Writers at Work Night Out
6-9 pm

Everyone Welcome

November 9


     Have YOUR Children's Story
     Critiqued by Award-Winning
     Children's Author & Publisher
     Craig Froman

YOUR Christmas Story - A free gift from the Village Writing School

JANUARY 18, 2014
Getting Started
     The first 2 pages, research, to outline or not, story arc, writing rules to live by.
For more information or to register for any workshop, contact Alison at or 479 292-3665.
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Contact Information:

Publisher: Alison Taylor-Brown
Editor: Alice French
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