March Book List

Adult Fiction Baer, Judy                           Recipes and Wooden Spoons Baer, Judy                           Tempest in a Teapot Boyce, Trudy Nan            Old Bones Brekke, Jørgen                  The Fifth Element Brown, Karen                    The Clairvoyants Carlson, Melody               Winter Wonders Calrson, Melody               Hidden History Cleeves, Ann                     The Crow Trap Coleman, Reed                 What You Break Coulter, Catherine           The Devil’s Triangle Crombie, Deborah           … Continue reading

The Editor’s Touch

On Nov. 28, we talked about editing and publishing. Click here for the information we handed out. Things to cut and edit: She’s Novel Programs that might help you: Scrivener 2 Traditional vs. self publishing: Scribendi Forbes There is also a writer’s group in Lockport that has regular meetings. I am uncertain if this information … Continue reading

Setting and Getting Ahead

First, if you are participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge, I highly recommend you add some extra words to your daily word count for a little while. This will give you the opportunity to take a couple days off at Thanksgiving! Click here to see everything we covered on Nov. 21! For links about setting: Writer’s … Continue reading

World Building

We discussed creating comprehensive, expansive worlds on Nov. 17. Click here to see what we discussed. The most comprehensive world building website I’ve seen is from JS Morin. He provides extensive exercises and information that will guide you in the right direction. Click here to go to his site and explore his posts.


We talked about characters on Nov. 14! Click here to see what we covered. Goals: Helping Writers Writers Store An interesting piece about virtuous characters NY Times Making imperfect characters: Toasted Cheese Regina M. Geither Naming your characters: Writer’s Digest The Write Practice Make a great villain: Writer’s Digest Writing Forward

Bad Book Covers

When the author was unable to make it to our last writing event, we substituted a presentation about book covers for self-publishers. Click here to download the presentation file. May take a little while. It is 14MB.

Dialogue and Description

Dialogue and description were the main topics of discussion on Nov. 10! Click here to see what we went over. Here are some great links about dialogue: NaNoWriMo Writer’s Digest Writer’s Digest: Writer’s Dig Links about description: Lit Reactor Writers’ Treasure