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Sorry I missed it! - It sounds like all went well. I am wondering if one of youall would like to take over being the moderator of this group. This fall is crazy for me and I think I've over committed myself.   Let me know.   It j Dabney G. Oct 19, 2012 11:06 AM
Memoir Writers?? -   Hi Everyone,   One of our members, Michael Durbin wants to start a Memoir group... and is gauging interest.  If you have an interest contact him, repeat, Him at www.michaeldurbin.com If there is interest he mickey b. Oct 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Can't host--family has bad bug - I cannot host this tomorrow night. There is a nasty stomach bug racing through my family and I don't want to inflict it on anyone else. (I promise you don't want this.) Without me, there are five people currently attending. If you want to meet at Dabney G. Oct 17, 2012 4:14 PM
my address - Hi all,   I live at 121 Carolina Ave, Chapel Hill. If you are coming from Durham, come up Franklin Street and about half way up the big hill, there's a little road on your right. That's Carolina Ave. I am the last house on the left. Dabney G. Oct 11, 2012 1:15 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Meetup Cancelled: Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG) - Dikki P. Oct 3, 2012 7:12 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Meetup Cancelled: Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG) - Preview not available Dabney G. Oct 3, 2012 6:52 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Meetup Cancelled: Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG) - Dikki P. Oct 3, 2012 6:36 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Meetup Cancelled: Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG) - Wednesdays I'll always be able to come for just the second hour because of my clinic work, but I'll try and make the times when I can/make it from about 8:30 on if we can't change. M Margaret B. Oct 3, 2012 6:31 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG) - Romance Writers (a new sub group of the DWMG), scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 3,[masked]:30 PM has been cancelled.   We were down to me and one other person who could come for most of the meeting. I'll reschedule it for anothe Dabney G. Oct 3, 2012 6:25 PM
OUR Blogs, websites, et alia - Hello All ~ Here’s our list of websites, blogsites & book-buying opportunities that support our fellow local writers who are members of the Durham Writer’s Group. When agents consider submitted works they now look for the mickey b. Sep 22, 2012 12:03 PM
Mr. Dale has been removed from the DWG - Per popular opinion, Mr. Dale has been removed from the group. If you happen to see him join again under a new identity, please let me know. Thank you.   Eric Organizer Eric M. Sep 14, 2012 10:56 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available Ron H. Sep 14, 2012 10:16 PM
Call for blogs/websites of our members. -   Hi All, Quite a few of us in the DWG have blogs, websites or e-books that we'd like the rest of the group to be aware of and, hopefully, supportive of.  With that in mind, I'm asking interested members to email me their info & I mickey b. Sep 13, 2012 7:56 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available mickey b. Sep 13, 2012 7:40 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - user 3. Sep 13, 2012 2:53 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - wolf b. Sep 13, 2012 2:18 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available Edward Sep 13, 2012 2:00 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - So, I'm new. I apologize for missing the meet-up the other day. Admittedly, I was hung over. I am still Monroe O. Sep 13, 2012 1:58 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - user 3. Sep 13, 2012 11:48 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Bravo Courtney! Sent from my jail broken iPhone 4 On Sep 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Courtney < [address removed] > wrote: TC Sep 13, 2012 11:47 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available user 6. Sep 13, 2012 10:28 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available Courtney Sep 13, 2012 9:58 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - People... this is a lot of emotion over a single word. On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Peter Dale < [address removed] > wrote: Edward Sep 13, 2012 9:54 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - A tirade? A 'negativity-escalator?'­ Really? This is a book, not garden, club. And the worth of a critique is measured by an attendance metric? That approximates a Paul Ryan standard of truthiness. Well why not: I'll judge your entire c Ron H. Sep 13, 2012 9:48 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Peter-- Just one last thought Dabney G. Sep 13, 2012 7:21 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Hi, Peter,  According to the online stats, the only meeting you RSVP'd for and attended with the group was Nov 12, 2008, so to say you haven't attended many meetings is an understatement.  i only point this out to give your comm Eric M. Sep 13, 2012 1:26 AM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Petty. I guess the question is, Mara, whether the issue I raised is trivial or your attitude is spiteful. On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Roguefemme < Ron H. Sep 12, 2012 11:45 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - I have been informed that this silly argument on 'aesthetics'  for a writers group - oh my god: debating the use of words in discussion group dedicated to ...words - has infiltrated the sensibilities of 340 inboxes attuned to this frequency, I wil Ron H. Sep 12, 2012 11:18 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - For the love of mercy, could all of you please take this offlist? There are over 340 other people whose inboxes are getting spammed with this petty argument!    Roguefemme Sep 12, 2012 11:05 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available Ron H. Sep 12, 2012 11:02 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Dikki P. Sep 12, 2012 10:48 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Preview not available Ron H. Sep 12, 2012 10:18 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Dikki P. Sep 12, 2012 9:58 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Dammit, Bill, you beat me to M. David B. Sep 12, 2012 9:43 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Hi Peter. AWESOME. In an email. Sorry about your Strunk. Love, Bill On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Peter Dale < asf114715@ Bill F. Sep 12, 2012 9:27 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival - Ok, well, er, I've not attended, well, er, um many, OMG, DURHAM WRITERS GROUP MEETINGS but if I EVER see 'AWESOME' in an email again from said group of, hello, aspirational WRITERS I will puke on my Strunk. Oh Agenbite of Inwit Ron H. Sep 12, 2012 8:55 PM
Book Festival - Hello All, There is a awesome book festival in Washington DC Sept 21-22 that I am attendin Gary Sep 11, 2012 3:52 PM
Flash Fiction Fantasia! This Wednesday... -   Hi All, I hope you haven't forgotten.... This coming Wednesday we're having another one of our very popular Flash Fiction Fantasias & there will, as usual, be prizes!  Bring your best, your worst, your in-between ~ just make sur mickey b. Sep 6, 2012 5:34 PM
DWG Contest Winner (Jun-Jul 2012) - Congratulations to our Jun-Jul DWG short story contest winner!  We only had four entries for this contest period so can only award one prize per the rules. The winner is: First place: Cross Word Puzzle by Elizabeth Levine Eric M. Sep 2, 2012 12:30 AM
August's meeting & Fantasia for September -   Hi All, Wow, I really must thank the participants at last night's meeting!  You guys were great.  Good & interesting writing ~ wonderful feedback ~ smart bunch of people.  No kidding. My apologies for the new med effec mickey b. Aug 9, 2012 10:50 AM
The writers are ready to read... See you on Wednesday! - Hello Everyone,   Good news!  We have a great slate of authors who will be reading.  Looks like ladies' night at the old Barnes & Noble.... Guys?? The last few meetings have been an absolute joy & I fully expect to be mickey b. Aug 6, 2012 8:29 PM
Group member looking for ride to meetings - [On behalf of Emily. Please email her directly if you can help out.  Thank you.]   Dear Writing group- I am interested in becoming an active member in the group, but the problem is I live in Carrboro and have no means to get to and Eric M. Jul 21, 2012 2:51 PM
Don't forget the drabble! -   Hi All, Just a reminder about the Flash Fiction Fantasia on Wednesday night.  Call it drabble, call it short-short fiction, i-phone fiction or stories for the ADHD generation ~ whatever~ bring your example & we'll all share.  M mickey b. Jun 12, 2012 4:52 PM
Next Wednesday - Flash Fiction Fantasia! -   Hi all, I'm really looking forward to our next Flash Fiction Fantasia meeting of the Durham Writers Meetup Group.  This is a reminder ~ bring your short-shorts and we'll have a great time.  Last Fantasia was the most fun I've had a mickey b. Jun 8, 2012 7:31 PM
Durham Writing Workshop - Hi, One of our sister writing groups in the area is hosting this event if anyone is interested.  There is a fee and since I try to keep our DWG events free I decided to email the information instead of posting it on the calendar as an official event. Th Eric M. Jun 4, 2012 12:02 AM
DWG Short Story Contest #2 is about to begin - Submission period:  Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2012 Topic: Your story must involve at least two members of the same family but does not necessarily have to be about that family. For full details see the contest page at:  Eric M. May 27, 2012 12:33 AM
DWG Contest Winners (Mar-Apr 2012) - Congratulations to our Mar-Apr DWG short story contest winners!  There were a lot of great stories submitted and many of the judges had a difficult time picking their favorites. The winners are: First place : The Player Breaks Eric M. May 27, 2012 12:29 AM
Fwd: Submit your novella now for the Black Orchid Novella Award – May 31 deadline! - Preview not available Margaret C. May 16, 2012 8:35 PM
Oh what a night... Flash Fiction Fantasia Next Month! -   Hi All, Thanks to all those who made it to the Wednesday meeting at B&N.  Wonderful meeting ~ two new members Marvin & Jee ~ Welcome! 4 Members read their works & the critiques were insightful & constructive. mickey b. May 9, 2012 11:09 PM
Tomorrow Night @ Barnes & Noble? -   Hi All,   Wow, how quickly a month can go by~ wow. Already May.  Flowers, showers and a time of the power of being alive! Our readers/writers are Courtney, Stephanie, Kim & Susan.  Any changes?  Please mickey b. May 8, 2012 7:13 PM
Newcomer - Preview not available Xu W. Apr 16, 2012 11:20 PM
Re:Tomorrow Night ~ Bring your Flash. - Hi All, I've been contacted by our readers for tomorrow and they have all assured me that they have very short pieces to read.... So, this may leave quite a bit of open time & I'm asking everyone to bring 'a little something' mickey b. Apr 10, 2012 3:43 PM
The April Meeting is coming up fast. - Hi All, Forgive me but.... did I get readers lined up for the April Meeting?? Please let me know if you are on the list (which I cannot find!!) or if you have something you'd like to read. After the success of the F mickey b. Apr 3, 2012 4:33 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Broadcast News Writing Stylebook - But the book Ernest is referring to is the "Broadcast News Writing Stylebook" which is not in the library but the p Robert E. Mar 30, 2012 3:33 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] AP Stylebooks - The[masked] editions of the AP Stylebook are in all the Durham County Libraries if anyone wants to stop by and se Robert E. Mar 30, 2012 3:09 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Interest in partnering on a monolog script? - While I am not interested in this specific project, I may have a useful suggestion. I would strongly urge anyone interested in writing material that is to be spoken (or read out loud) rather than to be read in the conventional sense to invest a few Ernest Mar 30, 2012 10:40 AM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] Interest in partnering on a monolog script? - Preview not available Ron J. Mar 29, 2012 9:41 AM
Interest in partnering on a monolog script? - Hello fellow DWG writers, An actress friend of mine up in MN is trying to write an original monolog script displaying a broad range of emotions for an upcoming film competition. She has a few character ideas, but is not having much success translating Margaret C. Mar 29, 2012 1:05 AM
42nd annual Locus Poll and Survey / Locus awards (SF/F) - For those of you interested in sci M. David B. Mar 25, 2012 4:47 PM
Boy, was that fun. - Thanks everyone, last night's meeting was one of the best. I can't remember having more fun at a writer's meeting, so I'm calling the Flash Fiction Fantasia a fabulous success. The best part? By m mickey b. Mar 15, 2012 5:07 PM
Did I mention there'll be prizes? - Hi All, Just a reminder about the meeting this Wednesday at Barnes & Noble @ 7pm ... Flash Fiction Fantasia! Bring your under 1,000 word fiction piece & we'll find a time for you. BTW there will be 1st mickey b. Mar 12, 2012 4:01 PM
Flash Fiction for the meeting! - Hi All, Tech problems prevented my message from being attached to the meet-up announcement. As the Gov. of Texas might say - OOOPS. Anyway ~ the next meeting at Barnes & Noble is a Flash Fiction Fantasia, so bri mickey b. Mar 8, 2012 8:17 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Streamling Your Story - I'm getting a connection error when I try that link. Any ideas? On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Robert Engelbach < [address removed] > Jason R. P. Mar 2, 2012 2:41 PM
Fw: Streamling Your Story - Robert E. Mar 2, 2012 2:36 PM
Streamling Your Story - Hi Y'all, I want to invite everyone in DWG to join the new DWG d Robert E. Mar 2, 2012 2:22 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Custom Titles - :) On Feb 23,[masked]:57 PM, "Robert Engelbach" < [address removed] > wrote: Eric M. Feb 23, 2012 4:43 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Custom Titles - 75+, Thank you for titles :) 12 Robert E. Feb 23, 2012 3:57 PM
Custom Titles - Hi, all, You may have noticed that some people have numbers under their DWG names. These numbers indicate how many DWG meetings these members have attended. I thought they deserved a little recognition for being extra active in the group. Eric M. Feb 23, 2012 9:46 AM
Facebook - Hi, I'm not sure if this has been announced before, but the DWG has a Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/­The-Durham-Writers-Meetup-Grou­p/1 Eric M. Feb 17, 2012 11:10 AM
Book market and sales data - Here are some interesting links on studies done on the relationship between book marketing, metadata, and sales, on book e-books and paper books. 2011 Survey of Book-Buying Behavior — Verso Advertising, Inc. w Eric M. Feb 17, 2012 10:52 AM
Writing Contest at Earth Fare - Why shouldn't a DWG member get the prize? Here is a writing cont Robert E. Feb 15, 2012 2:29 PM
DWG Short Story Contest - Good morning, Our member's only short story contest is back! If you want to enter, all the details can be found on our new Contest Page at http://www.meet Eric M. Feb 15, 2012 11:11 AM
TWA - Open Mic nights - Hi, all, One of our sister writing groups in the area, Triangle Writers Anonymous, will be hosting a frequent open mic night at: Amplified Art Gallery in Raleigh (325 Blake Street), and has extended an invitation to our members. If  Eric M. Feb 15, 2012 10:57 AM
Support our members! Some contact info. - Hi All, In an effort to make our community even more supportive, I'm sending out an incomplete list of blogs/websites & other contact info for our members who have asked. Nothing is more mickey b. Feb 10, 2012 11:23 PM
Author 2.0 book in Files section - Hi, everyone, I just uploaded a 54 page book to the Files section that you might be interested in. It has a lot of great information and links in it. Eric M. Feb 10, 2012 11:17 AM
Are you ready for Tomorrow's meeting? - Hi All, Just a quick reminder that we'll be meeting in our usual place (Barnes & Nobles) at our usual time (7pm) and we'll have our usual great time of it. No kidding! Looking forwa mickey b. Feb 7, 2012 8:10 PM
Hugo and Campbell Award nominating deadlines... - If you would like to nominate works for the 2012 Hugo Awards and authors for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and if you aren't already eligible to do so, you need to purchase at least a SUPPORTING memberhip to Worldcon70/Chicon M. David B. Jan 31, 2012 5:06 PM
DWG Short Story Contest - Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that our monthly short story contest will be returning soon, so start thinking about what you might submit. Eric Next contest guidelines: Gen Eric M. Jan 26, 2012 11:11 PM
Fwd: Opportunities: Week of January 25, 2012 - Preview not available Eric M. Jan 25, 2012 11:01 PM
Sorry I'm so late this month {insert excuse} - Hi All, Sorry, I have been remiss in addressing the meeting for tomorrow night! Yikes. Have had flu, holidays and {insert other excuse}. I apologize. I have agree mickey b. Jan 10, 2012 10:28 PM
Reminder!! New location for tomorrow night's meeting. - Hi All, Just a reminder that the Durham Writers Group will be meeting at Susan's house tomorrow night at our usual time of 7pm. Need directions? Go to the meetup site and click 'map' ne mickey b. Dec 12, 2011 11:09 PM
Dec.'s Writer's Meeting has changed locale. - Hi All, As some may remember the high level of commerce at Barnes & Nobles has pushed us out of our normal venue, but Susan (from Bermuda) has graciously offered her home as the alternate Meetup site. We' mickey b. Dec 8, 2011 3:14 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Re: New Meetup: General write time and discussions - Hey, Ernest, You didn't do anything wrong.  No one else was signed up except for me, so I called them earlier today and cancelled the reservation.  I had some things to do at home today too so I chose to skip going and I didn't Eric M. Dec 5, 2011 3:19 PM
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Books, blogs & websites ~ Oh my! - Hi All, Wonderful meeting this Wednesday, so thanks to everyone who had been there & made it a learning & entertaining experience that we all got to share. ** Please note ** December's meeting WILL mickey b. Nov 11, 2011 7:43 PM
The month has flown by! Ready for Wednesday? - Hi All, Time once again for a break in the everyday lives we lead & time for some fun, growth and literary limb-stretching at Barnes & Noble this Wednesday. We do have a roster set with Jim Barrow, mickey b. Nov 7, 2011 9:48 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - Please do not send anything to this address that is generated by a group address list. Thanks. jim -----Original Message----- From: "William L Stolley" [[address removed]] Date: 10/18/[masked]:35 PM To: [address removed] Subject user 1. Oct 19, 2011 3:26 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - please remove me from all mailing lists. thanks, jim gard -----Original Message----- From: "Jason R. Peters" [[address removed]] Date: 10/17/[masked]:01 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art user 1. Oct 18, 2011 4:32 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - please remove me from all mailing lists. thanks, jim gard -----Original Message----- From: "Jason R. Peters" [[address removed]] Date: 10/17/[masked]:01 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art user 1. Oct 18, 2011 4:32 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - please remove me from all mailing lists. thanks, jim gard -----Original Message----- From: "Penelope L. Mace" [[address removed]] Date: 10/17/[masked]:40 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art user 1. Oct 18, 2011 4:32 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - please remove me from all mailing lists. thanks, jim gard -----Original Message----- From: "James Maurice Alexander" [[address removed]] Date: 10/17/[masked]:16 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The ar user 1. Oct 18, 2011 4:31 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - please remove me from all mailing lists. thanks, jim gard -----Original Message----- From: "Robert Engelbach" [[address removed]] Date: 10/18/[masked]:39 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The user 1. Oct 18, 2011 4:29 PM
RE: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - Well, that's funny coming from you, Jason. You hardly spo William L S. Oct 18, 2011 4:23 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - "I started this blog," thought Starbob . "It created multiple geniuses. I'll giv Robert E. Oct 18, 2011 12:34 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - ... 80% James' Sign -----Original Message----- From: Jason R. Pete James Maurice A. Oct 17, 2011 10:15 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} user 1. Oct 17, 2011 8:40 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - For me, the critiquing process is more about making authors feel inadequate and horrified by their lack of talent and experience. The more personal, vicious, and unsympathetic I can make it, the better. I give myself 2 points for every flustered rebuttal, Jason R. P. Oct 17, 2011 6:54 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - With respect, Peter, who has read Ulysses cover to cover? I have a copy but I haven't and I suspect I'm not in the minority. So much for a critique of Ulysses. If the proliferation of pe Chris F. Oct 17, 2011 5:03 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - Please delete my address from whatever is generating all this writer's group mail. Thanks, Jim -----Original Message----- From: "Eric Maier" [[address removed]] Date: 10/16/[masked]:39 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Re: [Durh user 1. Oct 17, 2011 3:31 PM
Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] The art of critiquing - Please delete my address from whatever is generating all this writer's group mail. Thanks, Jim -----Original Message----- From: "Penelope L. Mace" [[address removed]] Date: 10/17/[masked]:34 AM To: [address removed] Subject user 1. Oct 17, 2011 3:31 PM

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