October Meeting Recap

posted Oct 7, 2018, 2:57 PM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 3:45 PM ]
Our main meeting focus this month was preparing for the November 13 VWG Night at the Fallbrook Writers Read. As part of a Veterans Day tribute, several of our members will read their stories from our second book Listen Up!, as well as other writings and poetry. Many members practiced reading and you are sure to see entertainment, power, and courage in these stories if you attend the event in November.

Please join us at the Writers Read from 6 to 7:30 pm, in the Fallbrook Library Community Room, 124 S. Mission Road.

Other notes:
  • 3Elements Literary Review posts writing contests with "three element" prompts. Go to 3elementsreview.com for information and how to enter.
  • 42 Anthology - 42-word stories in 42 categories. Go to http://bamwrites.blogspot.com/2018/07/42-stories-anthology.html for more about this project.
  • Garry shared that he has started a political blog: https://noonz2018.home.blog/
  • Frank responded to a phishing email sent from a member's account with a tip on how to monitor if your own account might have been hacked. Simply add a bogus email contact to your account. One that you will recognize when it shows up in your inbox as "undeliverable." Hackers who gain access to your account typically send scam emails to all the contacts in your account, because it's more likely that those emails will be opened and acted on since the receiver recognizes the sender. Should your bogus email address show up as undeliverable, it will be a red flag to you that your account has been hacked.
Homework: Work on understanding "Finding Your Voice." Bring something to read that you are especially proud of. Something that tells us about who you are by the words you use, the rhythm of your style, your descriptive voice, or other ways you express yourself.

Finally, a writing tip from Aristotle: "To write well, express yourself like the common man, but think like a wise man."

Please join us next time on November 3.
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