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23 Aug meeting notes; 30 Aug reading list

August 24, 2012


Ten people attended: Burt (read the opening chapters of On the Dead Run), Glenda, Jo, Jonathan (read the final three chapters of Bummin’ It), Lance (read the final chapter of Identity), Maddie, Marsha, Richard, Rosie and Stace.

News & Notes

We voted to begin a new craft-related reading series this fall. Several members mentioned they would like to read a book about plotting (which we haven’t so far), and that it be written by an author who writes about something other than writing. These three books have been nominated so far:

If you have other nominations, please add them in a comment to this post. We’ll go over the nominees during the 30 August meeting and choose the book and the beginning date.

Burt attended a Sisters in Crime/LA meeting that featured a presentation on cross-gender writing (women writing a male POV or vice versa). Among the interesting points: women use eleven times more words than men in dialog.

Glenda recommends Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield, which discusses the mental journey involved in leaving behind amateurism and embracing professionalism in a chosen way of life.


Please review this list for accuracy. If you discover any mistakes or omissions, please let us know in advance of the meeting.

Marianna (8/16)
Glenda (8/23)
Stace (8/23)
Maddie (8/23)
JoAnne (8/16)
Shari (8/9)
Rosie (8/23)
Jo (8/23)
Casey (8/16)
Burt (8/23)
Lance (8/23)
Jonathan (8/23)
Marsha (8/23)
Richard (8/23)

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 25, 2012 5:18 am

    I did some Googling, and I can’t find any Martha Alderson novels anywhere. James Scott Bell, however, has a bunch…one every couple of years. I vote for him for that reason.

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