Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Release: Nuances of Time

Congrats to Paul Christy on the recent release of his book of poetry, Nuances of Time, edited by Thomas C. Cannon. 

Paul's unique vision of the world exemplifies how language and our perceptions direct us, sometimes away from truth, from God. Paul has collected these poems to share with family and friends but these intimate poems will engage any reader.

Be sure to leave a review!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Start a Journal!

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start a journal. 

Not sure how to begin? Start small. Describe the physical appearance of your journal, why you chose this particular notebook, note the date and time of your entry, and describe the setting you're writing in. 

Here are some other writing prompts to kick off your creative journey: 119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meeting reminder / Christmas Party

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 in the lower level room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

We'll be holding our annual Christmas Party so please being a wrapped White Elephant gift - an item you already own that is in good or excellent condition that you no longer want/use. After the gift exchange, we'll be heading up to the Library dome to have a group Christmas photo taken. Donuts will be provided but you're welcome to bring a snack to share as well.

We will not be doing any critiques.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Call for Submissions: Buzzy Mag

Buzzy Mag is looking for original science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories up to 10,000 words. Thriller, suspense and paranormal tales that cross into traditional speculative fiction are welcome. E-submissions only. 

The magazine also pays five cents/word for genre book reviews. The book should have a release date of no more than 3 months in the past. 

Questions? Like Buzzy Mag on their Facebook Fan Page and join in the discussion.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Free Program: Resources for Writers

Don't miss the free program, Resources for Writers, at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

You've got the ideas - the Oshkosh Public Library has the tools. Learn about resources that Oshkosh Public Library has available for writers:

·         Scrivener project management software.
·         Adobe InDesign to make flyers, brochures, business cards and digital magazines.
·         Adobe Illustrator for icons and logos.
·         Adobe Photoshop for photo editing.
·         iMovie or Moviemaker for book trailers and other videos.

This is not a hands-on program but a brief overview of each tool will be provided.  The program is funded by a grant from the Library Services & Technology Act.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Dec. 6

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 6 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to the public.

Also, a heads-up that our White Elephant Gift Exchange will be held at the Dec. 2oth meeting. Bring a wrapped, unwanted item from your home that's in new or nearly new condition. The gifts will be the subject of writing prompts so make your exchange gift interesting!