The atmosphere at our October 1st meeting was similar to a family reunion. Everyone was so glad to see each other after the long weeks after hurricane Ike. All of us were amazed that our families survived without television and the internet, passing the hours by playing games and (gasp!) talking to each other.
We welcomed our guest, Debbie Browne. Debbie had been looking for a group in the area and contacted one person, who lead her to another, who lead her to another…until she found WOTS.
Our silly hat contest was held right before lunch, and it was so much fun! The brave entrants were: Linda Kozar, in her red shriner’s hat, Cathy Messecar, with her white-wired hat, and Martha Rogers, who was decked out in a stars and stripes straw election hat. Cathy won first place and was awarded the prize we all coveted, earrings designed and fashioned by Dannelle Woody.
Janice Thompson, multi-talented editor, freelance writer AND ACFW’s 2008 mentor of the year (way to go, Janice!) shared on the subject of ghostwriting…the phantom pen. The candles on the table flickered as Janice, standing under a spider webbed chandelier, talked about the ups and downs of ghostwriting. For those who don’t know, a ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write books, stories or other things which are credited to another person. It’s a behind the scenes work. Ghost writing can be a viable way for a writer to make a living, i.e. pay those Texas size light bills. Janice stated that while some writer’s may not like doing this kind of work, as a professional writer she finds the work fulfilling. Janice went on to explain that she is a huge believer in making other people’s dreams come true and that ghost writing is a way she can help someone achieve that dream.
Contest Deadline Extended!
Our Category Five Contest deadline has been extended to August 31st, 2011. If you missed the previous (July 31st) deadline, here's your chance to send your entry(s)!
Category Five Contest Entry Form
Registration Form Name:_____________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________City_______State____ZIP_____ Email address:_______________________________________________________ Member of WOTS: Yes….. No….. Category Entered: 1. Historical/Contemporary Romance ______ 2. Women’s Fiction ______ 3. General Fiction ______ 4. Suspense/Mystery ______ 5. Young Adult/Children ______ Amount Enclosed: __________ Check:___ Money Order:______ Make Checks out to: Writers On The Storm Checklist: Correct Manuscript Form ___ SASE Envelope ____ Registration Form ____ Check or money order ____ Mail entries to: Linda Kozar 7 South Chandler Creek The Woodlands, Texas 77381 Contact: If you have questions. Linda Kozar: firstname.lastname@example.org Martha Rogers: email@example.com Janice Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, May 7th from 9:30-11:00 followed by a booksigning 11-12:30
The Multiple-Author Booksigning will feature Patrick Scott, Martha Rogers and Linda Kozar!
Patrick Scott currently serves as the Founder / Design Architect for Creative Solutions, LLP.com. Patrick Scott is the creator and author of the Archangels: The Saga™ comic book series. First published in 1995 - 2010; the series has sold over 1.2 Million copies.
Patrick Scott pioneered the Christian comic book market in 1995 and is a 12 time published author, a trading card game creator (Timestream: The Remnant™) and has developed and published 15 inspirational posters. Under his leadership, Cahaba Productions, Inc. received the International Christian Retail Show’s highest honor by receiving an “IMPACT AWARD” in 2003.
Patrick Scott has over 17 years of graphic design, venture capital fundraising and business experience within mainstream and the International Christian Retail Marketplace. Over those years Patrick Scott has developed a professional working relationship with Lovell-Fairchild, Dynamic Marketing, Focus on the Family, Propeller Consulting, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Dickson’s Inc., Cactus Game Design, Universal Designs, Lifeway Christian Stores and many more.
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