STORIES OF MERIT BY SUSAN MARLENE
Inspiration taken from...
38th ANNUAL EDITION NOVEL & SHORT STORY WRITER’S MARKET 2019, WRITER’S DIGEST BOOKS.
Quote from Jack Smith (page 21) The short story is all about compression. It’s got to be a whole story, not half-baked.
Under the Craft & Technique section there is an article called, CREATING AN ANTAGONISTIC SETTING by DiAnn Mills. Let’s discuss DiAnn’s wisdom on antagonistic setting!
Take some of the instruction from DiAnn’s article and as a team—let’s build a story together. Brainstorm writers!
Name character(s), and the situation and time period. Now crank out an antagonistic setting! Consider how the situation or a previous one can change one’s outlook about:
Man verses what? ___________________________________________________
Write to Publish Conference http://www.writetopublish.com/ June 17 – 20, 2020
Christian Devotions is looking for devotions. This is not a paid site, but one to give to the Lord and share your message with others! www.christiandevotions.us
Northwestern Christian Writers Conference, http://www.northwesternchristianwritersconference.com/ July 24 – 25, 2020
www.grammarly.com free download
https://www.loc.gov/about/ Library of Congress website
PENS OF PRAISE
CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP
September 17, 2019 Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library in the Franklin St. Room
707 Quay St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Street parking and parking in rear available. Wheelchair accessible.
Franklin St. Room located on the first floor, to the left of the service desk.
STORIES OF MERIT is our lesson this month. We will explore the power, visibility, and usefulness of short stories. Susan Marlene will be facilitating and invites you come bring a friend!
PROMPT: Short Story of Merit
Write a short story or devotion on an important or life changing topic and turn into a submission—if you want to.
Let Susan Marlene know if you are attending so that she can save a seat for you and a handout.
Inspired readers given excellent take-away = return readers!
We are a safe place to share and Pens Meetings are free.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact Becky McLafferty @ firstname.lastname@example.org or
Susan Marlene@ email@example.com
Words are not just words. They are thoughts and inspiration that have been behind every relationship and every deed--good or bad throughout time. If you have that burning desire to communicate and explore, come peruse my pages, teachings, and short stories. Allow inspiration to anchor your dreams on the written pages of memoirs, devotions, poems, or stories, both short or long! Luxuriate in the creativity you were born to share!
Sarah Grosskopf is a beta reader, writer, and copywriter extraordinaire! I highly recommend Sarah and have known her for years. She has taught and encouraged Pens of Praise members with her humor, instinct, and highly praised skill sets. So you may consider this an invitation to discover details about Sarah Grosskopf. Here is a link to her website!