Presidents News – January 2012
Welcome to 2012, the Year of the Dragon, everyone. It only seems like yesterday that we were all preparing for Christmas and already we are well into January of a new year. I trust you all had a wonderful time over the break with whatever you were doing. News of great excitement, family dramas, hatches and despatches and fabulous trips seem set to provide everyone with terrific writing fodder this year. I’m looking forward to speakers, workshops – including some electronic experiences, and creating further publishing opportunities for members.
I’ve just been given some tickets to a literary dinner with Penny Vincenzi which I’m looking forward to very much and will share with you next month.
A few things I’ve found recently that may be of interest to you as well.
Quote of the Month
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. – Gene Fowler
Tips of the Month
12 Secrets To Being A Super-Prolific Short-Story Writer
Want to get literary agents excited about your book? Publish an excerpt first. This article will tell you how: bit.ly/gj1Tmk
Don’t believe the hype. There are debut authors getting published in every genre. Why persistence pays: bit.ly/tjWqNj
Challenge of the Month
Finally as we approach a new year, a letter written in 1933 by renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, reminds us of a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about.
Enjoy the January meeting and Angelika’s stories of her travels. Please feel free as always to contact me with information to share, thoughts, suggestions, ideas and feedback. I’m still in Victoria due to my own ongoing family drama so will look forward to seeing you all at the February meeting.