Write Free or Die

“Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. De-accession euphemisms. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.” ― William Safire

Upcoming

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

WFoD Fifth Wednesday Wildcard Session

By member request, at least half of Wednesday’s session will be devoted to updating each other on our current reading – what Adrian has termed a “Book Report” session. So if you’ve recently completed (or are currently reading) something you really admire and want to recommend, or have run across a real clunker lately and want to warn us off, bring your thoughts.

Not limited to a single title – I’ll be reporting a bit on the two Mary Norris volumes I’ve reviewed on the blog recently, dragging out some examples I guess of why she’s so much fun to read (in spite of the comma obsession).

Sound good? If we don’t eat up the hour, I’ll have a backup activity.

Wednesday June 5, 2019

WFoD First Wednesday: Flash Workshop

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH

Given the response to the poll about the format and content of the Flash Workshops, we’ll be forging ahead in our old familiar ways, reiterating of course that the “three-minute limit,” as well as timing readings at all, as well as the standup reading aloud, are all options not requirements. Hope you can join us.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WFoD Second Wednesday Critique Session

Queued for Review

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Third Wednesday – Free-for-all Sessions

Topic TBD – contact Dean Quarrell with ideas, suggestions, questions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

WFoD Fourth Wednesday Critique Session

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH

[Don’t forget our (voluntary) donation to MGCC is collected on the fourth Wednesday]

Queued for Review

[DQ]

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