Members Present:Judy, Joan, Luneil, Bernardo, Pam, Jackie
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had some terrific food and desserts; Judy even brought gifts! See slide show on right side at the top... We worked too:
Judy will collect
dues in February. Judy will also make 2013 membership cards and business cards
so that we can hand them out to anyone interested in writing for children.
Members looked at the current list of recipes and related
poems and stories. Jackie will e-mail the recipe list again to members. Members
discussed having a workshop in April at Pam and Bernardo's home to work
specifically on the recipe book.
Bernardo read a
part of his Red and Fred story and had some questions about how he should help
the reader distinguish between his main characters and their clones. Jackie
suggested including detailed descriptions and personality traits that carry
over to the clones as well. Pam will work on a character development tips
Pam read the table
of contents, forward, and first chapter of her guide book. The members felt it
was very direct and easy to read. The layout was in book form and gave a good preview/representation
of what the final product will be like.
Jackie brought in
a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper and NBC Channel 5 news featured one
of her cardinal photos in the weather section.Jackie also had several photos in local 2013 Town Planner Calendars. She
has not been writing much.
Judy read her
short story Little Red Riding Hood
from the latest Hoosier Horizon magazine.
***Magic Hour Writers wants to retain current members and
recruit new members!!! * I want to help finish our cookbook and... get back to my Grandma book idea,... Joan * Slowly adding and editing my collection of children's poems. Paul * Finish my watercolor paintings and send in Sally Mae for editing. -- Jackie * I want to write another Ryliegh Emma story and start submitting more. Judy * I would like to say that I am going to write every day.I have been trying this for years and far I
have not accomplished this. I am going to write at least twice a week.I plan to write another Lottie Nora story. I
am going write more in my personal journal.So far I have managed to write in it almost every day this year.Luneil * I plan on writing more which includes a journal of daily events and thoughts.
Maybe some writing ideas may come out of it. Lorraine JSH
Magic Hour Writers is a group for writers dedicated to creating books for children of all ages. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please check on Facebook for the meeting place or get on our email list.