Thursday, June 30, 2011

8 Good Writing Practices

1. Write.
2. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.

Click here for the rest of Neil Gaiman's 8 Good Writing Practices.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Camp NoNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo has opened! It is the latest creative adventure from the Office of Letters and Light, the same folks who bring you National Novel Writing Month (@NaNoWriMo). Join at or follow on Twitter at @CampNaNoWriMo

They just posted a new camp video: This should help you prepare for the adventure ahead!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Chuck is the Spotlight Author.

As always, meetings are free and open to the public. Note that parking may be limited due to traffic for the Farmer's Market.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Congrats Louis!

Lewis Clark has received copies of his book of Native America poetry, "Two Shoes." A copy will be available for preview at the next meeting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Please note that due to the Farmer's Market, you may want to leave home a littler earlier than usual.

Also, the Buckstaff group will meet at 9:15, prior to the club meeting.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Author Spotlight Schedule

“Author Spotlight” allows writers to bring in pieces of work that are eight or more pages, or a compilation of pieces that are best read/reviewed together. The last hour of each Saturday meeting is devoted to discussing the works of the featured author; advance registation is required and authors must bring ten copies of their work prior to their turn in the “Spotlight.” Those who accept a copy of the author’s work must commit to reading it and showing for the review.

Upcoming Author Spotlights:

June 18 - Janet

July 2 - Chuck

July 16 - Tom

Aug. 6 - Dixie

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


At our June 4th, meeting, Pat K. announced that Random House has made on offer on her novel about a female fugitive. The deal would require a sequel and with one offer on the table, Pat's agent is shopping for a competing bid.

Dixie and Joyce reported on the WisCon feminist science fiction writer's conference held recently in Madison.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Upcoming Releases

The First 50 Pages: Engage Agents, Editors and Readers, and Set Your Novel Up For Success by Jeff Gerke (Nov 25, 2011)

Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It) by Rochelle Melander (Oct 18, 2011)

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master by Martha Alderson (Oct 15, 2011)

Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook by Lindsey Grant, Tavia Stewart-Streit and Chris Baty (Sep 21, 2011)