So for our future Henderson meetings you'll find us at 117 South Water Street.
Here are a few tips about writing a synopsis that I gleaned from the meeting:
Find out the requested length (and check for other formatting preferences) before you submit one. For the conference, you want a 1 page synopses, double spaced and 12 point font.
Put your address, email, and phone number in the top left, single spaced.
Your title, genre, word length, and the word "synopsis" should be in the upper right corner, single spaced.
A synopsis should be TO THE POINT.
No detailed description of subplots.
It should cover the main ideas and INCLUDE THE ENDING.
A short synopsis would read somewhat like what you find on the inside of dust jackets, but instead of a teaser that leaves you hanging the synopsis would continue and spell out the ending.
Our writer's conference is just two weeks away! If you have a book you'd like to donate to be in our basket of collected works of Henderson Writer's Group members, which will be for sale at the raffle, please contact Amanda soon.
We will continue to meet at the Coffee House for our Henderson meetings on the first, third, and fifth Mondays of each month.
The Spring Fling - a large event that many of our members are involved in - is this Saturday.
Congratulations to Jay Yarbrough on his appearance on Guy Dawson's radio program Wednesday afternoon, April 3rd, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the A.M. station KLAB 1230.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT:
WRITING TIP from Jo Wilkins:
And now, since April is national poetry month, I'm pleased to share with you three poems from members of our group. Enjoy.
by Bonnie Apple
The river runs from here to there.
On the map I can see it all.
Its bends are squiggles so small.
Out here in the middle I can’t always tell where
Or even IF I’m going.
Squiggles are big bends.
What’s beyond there’s no knowing.
A river on a map . . . . safe and flat.
No raging currents No sparkle or splash No peaceful drift
No falls to crash.
Out here in the middle there’s all that
The risk of a spill.
Rocks, color, uncertainty . . . . Still
I’m out here just my paddle and myself.
But I’m making a map . . . . . It’s there
on the shelf.
by Gregory A. Kompes
Ideas through space
We move the world
By grains, through time.
One moment, dunes,
Shift one spot,
What's left? Now right
At center, above,
Beyond, true love.
We sift, we shovel
Add heat, pressure,
Some light and some time.
Maybe some rhyme.
Realization: It's our
Never ending quest.
We must move mountains
Before we rest.
Lutheran Community Church
THE COFFEE HOUSE in Henderson 6:30-8:30
Lutheran Community Church
West side meeting Skinny Dugans
THE COFEE HOUSE in Henderson 6:30-8:30
The Coffee House in Henderson
Have a great week!