After an amazingly fast response from Createspace, the Writers’ Mill Journals are here, ready for distribution at our meeting on November 20th. For those with an interest in kindle versions of the journal, it has now been released. Find it at
22 writers, including several new members, left their homes on Father’s Day afternoon to attend a Writers’ Mill meeting with local author Ken Baysinger. A fun, inspirational and informative talk was followed by delicious gluten-free snacks from Jean, writerly awards from Karin for the monthly contest, and a fun all-hands-on-deck critique of Matthew’s story. By the end it was clear lots of us could have stayed longer than the usual 2 hours. But the room would be needed for other events, so we finished at 3 and planned to return next month, July 17th, for more inspiration from Wildfire Writer Christie Krug. Continue reading Minutes 201606→
21 members attended May’s meeting and listened to an excellent discussion on all things writing, led by poet, short story writer and novelist Jim Stewart. Jim has generously agreed to a return engagement to lead a poetry workshop for us soon. We really appreciated meeting with him, and notes from his talk will be included in a separate post. Continue reading Minutes 201605→
The Writers’ Mill Journal, Volume 5, will be released in time for our November meeting.
Writers’ Mill Members will have emailed their (edited) submissions BEFORE THE END OF JULY to
Please send any questions to this address!
Stories, poems, essays, pictures, photos, snippets, etc… to be included in one of the following journal sections – please interpret the section heading as loosely as you wish!
Murder, Mystery and Mayhem (based on November)
White (based on December: anything related to white – clothing, weather, peace, Christmas…)
January’s contest was “A Year” – we’re pretty sure you can find another section in this list for your timely tale.
Misunderstood (based on the February, It’s not what you think contest)
Windows (based on March)
Irresistible temptation (April)
Switching places (May’scontest was just people, now includes places)
Home and away (June’scontest was home, now includes travel, time, and any other homes and aways that inspire you)
Just for kids – Enter your kid-safe pieces to this section
Just for inspiration – Enter your inspirational pieces here if you’d prefer this to another section. But remember, entries for Joe’s Inspirational Journal should also be sent to Joe.
Please include the following information in your email:
Titleof your piece (story, photo, poem, essay, snippet, whatever…)
Sectionto which it is being submitted
Author name (this is not always clear from your email address!)
Illustrations should include the same information. If you have illustrations to go with your piece, please send them as separate files with the piece (not as part of the word document). Make life easy for us, then we’ll do a better job for you!
Word count limits?Ugh! We’d rather not impose any, but if you keep your total word-count to below 10,000 words, we might avoid ruinous print costs when we put it all together. If we end up with something that takes too many pages, we’ll look forward to your helpful cooperation in fixing it!
At the end of the Createspace process, we’re offered the chance to publish our book to kindle. Createspace sends the cover file, suitably formatted, but recommends we use a doc file rather than our nice pdf. This makes sense. pdf files are formatted. Ebooks aren’t. Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 14 – Publish on Kindle→