Monday, May 4, 2009

Pencils! Points: April 28, 2009

We had a great meeting last week! Here are some highlights for those of you who missed it.

First, welcome new potential member Susan, who found us through the newspaper. She’s interested in writing children’s fiction, and we hope she’ll join us again soon.

And also…welcome back Gary Kriss! Long time no see!

It's official: Kaye is graduating. She'll receive the MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College this coming June 28.

1. Kaye opened with the beginnings of a short story, working title “Paisley Surprise”: “There is a box wrapped in red paisley paper on my doorstep. It doesn’t have a tag; all it says in crude Sharpie lettering is Perishable.”

2. Joyce was next, with recent rewrites from Venus Ascending: “He put cotton in his ears and absorbed himself in his newspaper, pleased with President Eisenhower’s announcement that the way was clear for a January tax reduction for personal income and excess profits.”

3. Gary presented more of the novel he’s working on, which is part of a involved a trapeze artist afraid of heights.

Quote of the Night
“Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.”
~ Jerry & Joyce

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