Sunday, October 16, 2016

Minutes of Hangout Oct 15, 2016

What are You Reading?


Just got back from European bike tour and found Slovenia to be both beautiful and friendly. One of the gentlemen on the tour was also a writer of spiritual books and she is reading his manuscript. She is also reading books with her mother including Cat Mysteries and H.Y. Hanna that have turned out to be very funny.

H. Y. Hanna Page


Mary just got back from Writer's Digest Conference and has two requests from agents for her recently completed House on Moss Swamp Road!! Congratulations. She is learning to write Loglines, Synopsis and Blurbs with the help of Rayne Hall. She needs this to fulfill the requests of both agents for a Synopsis.

Writing Book Blurbs and Synopses

She also recommends the Nail Your Novel series by Roz Morris.


Currently abandoning the project that kept her stuck for more than a year. Getting ready to do NaNoWriMo and roughing in a plot outline for a challenge put forth by Tor Publishing. Tor wants to see more fantasy based on any mythology or history except Europe. She is going with a Indigenous American setting/pantheon, but it is turning out pretty dark.

She is using a new type of plot development put forth by Stuart Horowitz and highly recommends the Book Architecture series.Well maybe the first two in the series. The last one was a little sketch.

For fun she is reading The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin, who took the Hugo last year with the first book in the series.

She also recommends the webcourses and note sets from Margie Lawson Academy.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016