Magic Hour Writers

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Meeting Highlights July 12, 2012

Members Present: Jackie, Lorraine, Luneil

Lorraine brought in a revised recipe for "Rhubarb-Oatmeal Bars". She also made another version of the recipe that provided step-by-step instructions with computer generated illustrations. Lorraine then read her short story One Way to Learn About Lizards. She began the story last fall and has been working on revisions for the last few months. Her target audience is 2nd and 3rd graders. She would like it illustrated with the "photos" one of the characters take during the story. Lorraine likes to write stories that teach about nature and encourage a greater appreciation as well. Since we had a small group Lorraine will keep the writer's guide for another month.
Luneil passed out her recipe for "Crisp Crispy Chicken". She then read her related poem entitled Zaylie's Two Lovely Meals. The poem is a first draft. Luneil is asking members to give her suggestions about how to improve the piece.

Jackie read her latest poem Snakes, No Thanks! which still needs some work. She plans to include a recipe for "Snake Bites Breadsticks". Jackie is keeping a list of stories/poems and recipes so we know what we have so far. Sharon and Paul plan to contribute as well.

Next Magic Hour Writers meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m.