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Business Meeting 2021

January 23 -- Business Meeting and Hit Me With Your Bets Tip

Members please join in for our first ever virtual business meeting
[Members ONLY]

New Officers will take their position
Set the agenda for the year.

Bring you best tips.

TipsMeeting Time: 9 AM

Untitled Story

Untitled Story

Flash fiction is a short work that still offers character and plot development. Identified varieties, many of them defined by word count, include the six-word story; the 280-character story (also known as "twitterature"); the "dribble" (also known as the "minisaga," 50 words); the "drabble" (also known as "microfiction," 100 words); "sudden fiction" (750 words); flash fiction (1,000 words); and "micro-story."

Carrot Ranch Tales

Carrot Ranch Tales

I am a regular contributor at Carrot Ranch Literary where Charli Mills offers a weekly prompt to anyone who wants to participate. We write 99 words, no more, no less, flash fiction stories. Each October we "Rodeo" meaning the prompts are more challenging, specific, and often have twists to them. They are meant to stretch our writing chops and make us, the authors, get out of our comfort zones to try something different.

The Usefulness Committee

The Usefulness Committee

Meetings are the most universal — and universally despised — part of business life. But bad meetings do more than ruin an otherwise pleasant day. There are real stakes: bad meetings make bad companies. In businesss, People don't take meetings seriously. They arrive late, leave early, and spend most of their time doodling. People wander off the topic. Good meetings aren't just about work. They're about fun — keeping people charged up.

Opening Paragraphs

Opening Paragraphs

Most published authors didn't worry about a single opening sentence; they just started telling the stories. There has to be a beginning. May of these opening indicate time and place, introducing a character. But almsot across the board, what the authors do is to provide a descriptiont.

Dear Author

Dear Author

An advice column for writers, poets, and wordsmiths who go bump in the page.

Audiobooks

AUDIOBOOKS

It's the written word that counts right? Who cares about audiobooks?

Right now audiobook sales are poised to overtake paperback book sales by the year 2023. At that point, eBook sales will have dropped to number three, after paperback book sales. So, if you are not thinking about turning your book into an audiobook, you are simply leaving money on the table.

New Connie Murphy Mystery Published

New Connie Murphy Mystery Published

Connie Murphy is a senior drug investigator with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who is passionate about protecting public health. While conducting seemingly routine inspections, intrigue and danger intervene.

FBI Photo Site

One More Place for Inspiring Pictures

Here's one more site on the Internet so provide you with interesting pictures that could act as prompts for stories… especially for you Mystery and History writers.

The Reason It's So Hard to Spot Your Own Typos

The Reason It's So Hard to Spot Your Own Typos

Have you ever typed an email, only to return to it and discover, to your mounting horror, that you've written "tahn" instead of "than?" There's a good reason why we're so terrible at catching these typing errors, and it has to do with our brains being a little too efficient.

Notes On Publishing

Notes On Publishing

Charles Dickens only to find a publisher to get any of his works out. But in the 21st Century we can publish our own works. The following is a companion piece to the excellent presentation we had in October 2020.

Punctuation

Punctuation

The average person rarely needs to worry much about punctuation beyond a few basics. For the most part, those we communicate with don't care if the punctuation is off as long as they understand what we've written. Once we go beyond everyday communication and enter the world of business, clarity of meaning becomes more important.

Publishing News September 2020

Publishing News September 2020

If a tough month to get noticed if you're publishing anything besides Political Non-fiction, but there are still a few things going on. Here's a collection of news items from the publishing world for September.

Timely Converstaion

Timely Converstaion

Rick Iekel sends us a timely piece that we are going to Grandfather in...

LCRW Round Robin

LCRW Round Robin

One of the most famous writing challenges was between C.L. Moore, A. Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Frank Belknap Long. It was called the Challenge from Beyond. In this writing exercise, the writers each wrote one short section that ended in such a way as to leave the next author in a difficult spot. Now we present the LCRW Writing Challenge - 2020 Round Robin. But I won’t spoil the ending.

LCRW on Medium

LCRW on Medium

The internet should reward quality thinking, not clickbait. Medium says they have created a better home for writers, journalists and experts. It's simple to use, free from ads, and connects you to curious, avid readers, so you can focus on what matters: putting your best work out there.

Deal with the Devil

Deal with the Devil

Dante and his allies discover his lost home, Earth only to find the malevolent galactic force he had been struggling against found it too and was already there.

LCRW History

LCRW History

On 21 August 1835, The New York Sun published a series of articles about the discovery of life on the moon. These were falsely attributed to a well-known astronomer of the time named Sir John Herschel. The article reported Herschel had made these discoveries and went on to describe, in detail, how the discovery was made. Well, if New York papers can do it, so can we. Here is the completely fictitious and utterly made-up history of LCRW.

Polka-dots Make the Day More Normal

Polka-dots Make the Day More Normal

In 1962, DC Comics introduced Polka-Dot Man with irregularly-sized and differently coloured dots. The Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera also used polka dots on most of her dresses during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Much of the Japanese artist's Yayoi Kusama's work features a polka dot motif. The Polka Dot Door is a Canadian children's television series produced from 1971 to 1993 or…

   

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LCRW Inklings

LCRW Inklings

What if there was a place you could meet your fellow writers virtually? What if there was a place where you could read your draft work to others, without having to edit it or spend hours using a spell checker? What if there was a place you could help other writers with their work… no prep necessary? Now there is. Every Tuesday 8 PM

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