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Busy day ahead



Lots to do today, including two writerly-type events:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th (11:00am- 1:00pm)
Moorestown Library, 111 W 2nd St, NJ 08057-2471
NJAN PANEL/Q&A: GETTING PUBLISHED

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Kristin Battestella, Alice 'J.B. DiNizo, Jennifer R. Hubbard & Keith Smith

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Camden Library (Vogelson branch) 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NJAN PANEL/Q&A: THE NUTS & BOLTS OF WRITING A BOOK

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Kristin Battestella & Jennifer R. Hubbard

If you'd like to come along, I'd love to see you there.






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p_m_cryan
Oct. 15th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Remember to hydrate. Water is good for the throat.
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks Patty, I did, and it was :)
clarionj
Oct. 15th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Sounds great. Good luck with it all!
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pat. I think folks felt glad they came - at least, nobody asked for a refund ;)
snapes_angel
Oct. 15th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Hopefully the drive won't be too insane.
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
It was okay, though I'm no great fan of motorway driving.
snapes_angel
Oct. 16th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not either, and I don't even drive! But we have a feature on Long Island that, for a couple of generations, has been referred to as The Longest Parking Lot in the World. Its actual name is the Long Island Expressway. I remember riding with Nana when I was a child, going to her house in the Hamptons, and the traffic was stalled to such an extent, people had climbed on top of their cars to sun themselves (work on their tans, as it were)..
charisma
Oct. 15th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Great talk at vogelson library. I learned a lot about where to go from what I've got, and some good writing techniques I should be using to keep myself focused. I've never had any formal education in writing- I didn't go to college or anything like that. So it's important to me to learn where I can and your talk was very helpful.

I'm Laura Cushing, we talked some about my sci-fi in rough draft and such. I also added you on FB and Twitter, and will join the NJ author's network site. This is my public journal (which I need to post more in). I will also friend you from my private journal year_anda_day if you would like to read - that talks about my austism (aspergers/ HFA) and complex PTSD as well as other aspects of my life. The writer's group I do here on LJ is charloft. We have been providing a character development focused writing prompt a day for over three years now.

To give you an idea of how I write, here's two very tiny pieces - first is 20 words, second 100:

Estrangement
His mouth, once kissable,
has become an open wound
into which she will place
neither her tongue
nor her trust.

On the Horizon
Pregnant clouds darken the sky. There's a stillness to the air - the only sound cattle lowing restless in the barn. They feel it coming, like the woman does – bone deep.

Near three decades ago, she lost her husband in such weather. They'd been young then, foolish. Mistook the calm for a lack of danger.

She knows better now. Knows the stillness is like the time between a revolver's click, and the bullet's fire.

There's never enough time to outrun nature.

"Storm's coming Ma, get on inside," her boy calls.

She lingers long enough to smell the rain.

Thanks again and looking forward to reading your blog.
--L
angeladegroot
Oct. 16th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Estrangement really resonates - great job, Laura.
charisma
Oct. 16th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you much.
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
It was good to meet you, Laura, and thanks for the kind review of the event you wrote on your blog :)

Edited at 2011-10-16 02:49 pm (UTC)
charisma
Oct. 16th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Good to meet you too, and you're quite welcome.
angeladegroot
Oct. 16th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
It was nice to meet you yesterday - love your sense of humor. The Nuts & Bolts discussion and Q&A was interesting and informative. Good luck with Fur-face.
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Angela. Best of luck with your middle grade horror novel. I expect to be working on one of those my own self before year's end :)
angeladegroot
Oct. 17th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Goodie! I'm hoping to start a new one before the year's out. I just need to get through my current WIP revisions. So many ideas, so little time!
silverwerecat
Oct. 16th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really wish I could be there... I can haz TARDIS nao?
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Lol, apparently not :)
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