Slang & Salami

  • May 29, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Welcome to another edition of Redmond Roaring Writers, our bi-weekly meeting at Redmond Panera.

Panera has free Wi-Fi.

Panera does request that groups order at least something. They have a decent selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads. Consider arriving a little early if you plan to eat, it may also be a good time to meet your fellow writers! We usually chat until ~7 and then work on critique.

Please consider bringing some writing to share, even if it's your first time. We keep our feedback constructive and supportive.
Since we critique work during the meeting, keep your submission relatively short.
I suggest limiting your piece to under 1500 words/six double-spaced pages.
I also suggest double-space (so people can write comments).
Check the "Yes" count before you depart to make sure you have enough copies.

Also if you want more in-depth feedback, consider posting your work in .DOC(Word 97) or RTF format by the Sunday before the meeting and I'll send out a note to let the group know it's up there.

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  • Roland T.

    Noisy and dim. Difficult tonight.

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • Andrew R.

      I will make sure they fix their light bulbs. As for the noise--having so many people is a blessing and a curse...

      May 30, 2013

    • Roland T.

      I would suggest one group meet in the room, the other meet in the general seating area. Let's try that. Two weeks ago having both groups out in the general populace even worked, as I recall. Maybe it's a personal thing, but I REALLY have trouble concentrating on the reading when others are critiquing in me ear from 4 feet away. Just sayin'.

      1 · May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for welcoming me to the meeting last night. Due to time constraints I was not able to share my e-publishing experiment with you all, so here it is: Why Amazon will win the e-publishing war

    I undertook e-publishing a short story as a test on three different platforms: Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. I started with the same Word file, same pdf for my cover art, on the same day.

    Kindle, Amazon: Immediate uploads. 12 hours. http://www.amazon.com/Not-Our-B...­ www.amazon.com/author/debraborcher­t Kobo: Immediate uploads, made the five attempts before writing to Customer Service: 9 days. http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/...­ Nook, Barnes & Noble: Took ten days to authorize my vendor account before I could attempt to upload, took 2 weeks. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w...­

    May 30, 2013

    • Ginger

      In the long run, 0-14 days to get going is a wash, what matters is the customer/reader base. How has that been between the 3?

      May 30, 2013

  • Mo D.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it. The Red Wings are in game seven in the Western Conference Semis at the same time.

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Mo D.

      Thanks! If we don't win tonight I'll also say this year doesn't count. :)

      May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, Mo. Next year?

      May 30, 2013

  • Ginger

    http://blog.threepress.org/2009...­
    How to embed fonts in ePub files
    Sorry Michael ;)
    But you did have a point, at some time in our efforts we'll need to address these issues.

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. I have read that article. The ePub reader I prefer on the Win8 phone doesn't accept styles. Two of the sites I submit to are plain-text only. I don't like the *bold* and _italic_ workarounds. It's okay to exclude readers/applications, as long as you recognize that's what you're doing, and that audience doesn't have any value.

      May 30, 2013

  • Ginger

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br...­
    "Wearing a specialized garment designed to support a woman's breasts may date back to ancient Greece. ...
    The first modern brassiere was patented by the German Christine Hardt in 1889. Sigmund Lindauer from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany developed a brassiere for mass production in 1912 and patented it in 1913. ...
    The term “cup” was not used to describe bras until 1916 "

    You're still a wealth of information Roland ;)

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • CJ

    can't make it tonight, all apologies.

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Next Wed. will be my first time to join you. Do you read works before meeting and then critique in the meeting or do you read at the meeting? Thanks! Debra

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Andrew R.

      Bring up to 6 double spaced pages. Bring enough for half since we usually split into 2 groups.

      May 21, 2013

  • CJ

    good first group, looking forward to the second. especially since lise said she was bringing a kangaroo and a flare gun.

    1 · May 17, 2013

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