Today's EPIC Writing Group tacked wind to sails, storms and razor blades. Our featured guest was Emily Hill of AV Harrison Publishing -- thank you, Emily! I am certain we shall see many of our group published (traditional, micro and indie) soon.

We will not meet on May 28, so for June 4, bring your five metaphors from other people's work, and five of your own metaphors. Our last group is June 11.

Have a wonderful Memorial week! -- Janette


Whether  you write fiction or nonfiction, paranormal or romance, the
process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important  to learn from others who
have made the transition from dreaming about writing to  being a writer. If this
describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks,  breakthroughs, and
successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what  encouraged you when
you were about to give up? When did you realize that your  story was ready to be
shared with the world? This is your opportunity to help  other writers --
published and unpublished -- draw inspiration and learn from  your journey to
publication (including self-publishing and blogging). The  deadline date for
story and poem submissions is June 30, 2012. 

Chicken Soup is also looking for stories on these topics: Angel Encounters, Autism/Asperger's, Life Changes, Independent Women, and Parenthood. Details at:


What do you think of , the group funding project? If you're writing a book that takes research and time, you can post a request to Kickstarter for funds. If the crowd agrees that your project is valuable, you will be funded. Let us know what you're pitching, and we'll get the word out.


What did you put in the coffee? Now write 15 minutes without stopping.
We talked about active (I rode the bike) versus passive voice (the bike was ridden by me), and concrete words that engage your five senses.
Afterwards, Judith Works talked about e-publishing her Italian memoir, Coins in the Fountain, available here:
, and her blog is at
 . We encourage you to read Judith's wonderful book and post an Amazon review, and if you have a website, please let us know. We all gave our congratulations to Norma for sending off her book to an agent....fingers crossed! And a few folks mentioned following lit guru Robert Dugoni at , 
May you meet and exceed your goals for the week!



Join us May 10 at 6:30PM for an evening  with outdoor guide and writer, Craig Romano.
Edmonds Library
As part of the EPIC Literary Series

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January - Skye Moody: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam
February - Clayton Weller of Seattle SketchFest on adding humor to your writing.
March - The Writing Sisters: Kizzie Jones, Monda Van Hollebeke, Joanne Peterson, Julia Eulenberg, Reni Roxas and Edythe Stromme on Hollywood.
April - Judith Roche: The Poetics of Place.