Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 20, 2009

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN) VOL. 2 ISSUE 2 FEB.1, 2009

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 2 ISSUE 2 FEB.1, 2009

Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.
(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The BOLM (www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com) accepts submissions (in any genre) from guest writers. Items may be edited, but if there are any significant changes your work will be returned to you for your approval.. Submit your post to beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the word “Submission” in the subject line.

BEANERY WRITERS GROUP MEETINGS
The BWG meets the second and fourth Fridays each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m, in the back room at the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe (they opened a second Coffee Bean Café on Rt. 30 in Greensburg by Office Max—wrong site!). Some members come early so they can socialize over coffee or lunch. New members—or visitors (especially if you are visiting the area from out of town)—are welcome to join us. Our members are eclectic: they write in all genres!

PROFILE: LONG DISTANCE MEMBER
     Heading the list of the “most hit” posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine is OF FIREFLIES AND LIGHTNING BUGS , written by Jordan and posted June 15, 2008. Jordan was ten years old. ) Another post, ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language, posted on November 10, 2008, is racing toward the first place, challenging Jordan and currently claiming the head of the  “most active” list and being the fifth most hit-on post. Interestingly, this post was written by a (more…)

November 10, 2008

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

The Use of Descriptive Language

KAITLYN

 

     What do you think of when I say sun? I think of day, warmth, large, and bright yellow. Those things are taken for granted here on earth, so if you went to Venus, you wouldn’t know what to do.  In this heart-warming story, All Summer in a Day, the author Ray Bradbury used descriptive language to explain how the sun exposed everything to the warmth for the first time in seven years. Ray Bradbury includes the use of figures of speech, images, and specific language. By using these key points, he painted a vivid picture of how the children experienced the sun for the first time.
     First of all, the author uses figures of speech to create a scene that we could connect to. We have all been caught in the sunlight at one time, soaking it all in. As we jump for joy (more…)

July 22, 2008

A PROFILE OF BEST SELLING AUTHORS

At one of the Beanery Writers Group meetings the discussion centered on what characteristics best selling authors had in common. The source of the material is listed at the bottom of this post.

Dee Power authored the “Nine Characteristics That May Surprise You” after interviewing 24 of today’s most popular authors, who, as a group, have sold more than half a billion books. The surprise? WRITING TALENT isn’t the only separating factor, and, in fact, may not be (more…)

June 23, 2008

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

According to David Poyer, author of four million copies of thirteen published books in print in 1993 and numerous ones since then, one of the most challenging aspects of writing is character creation—a process central to every length and genre of fiction. And, I might interject, in any other writing that involves persons—albeit, in characters based on living persons, the character is developed differently.
 
In the historic romance novel I’m writing, my characters are given. The main character in the first part of my novel is a French woman (more…)

May 27, 2008

WRITING CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS, ETC. May 28, 2008

BELOW IS INFORMATION ON SEVEN WRITING EVENTS/COMPETITIONS, LISTED BY DATE: 

FIRST, from the Works in Progress Writers’ Workshop, Somerset, PA.

FISHING for Feelings: Using Poetry as Bait
 
                                      Poetic Consciousness Workshop
 
Presented by (more…)

May 8, 2008

BOOKALICIOUS!

BOOKALICIOUS!

We’re told one in four adults didn’t read a single book last year as if this is a shockingly low number, but I’m impressed that three in four did read a book. And why fuss over books? A lot of the books read are trash. (The linked article says the top picks were religion and popular fiction.) And plenty of serious reading doesn’t come in book form. —Ann Althouse (althouse.blogspot.com) from Tribune Review, Best of the Blogs, 26 Aug. 2007

For a different perspective, read the following post written by Beanery Writers Group member, Kathleen…

Mmmm!  Mmmm!  Sweet!  Satisfying!  Stimulating!  Nothing is enticing as a can’t-put-down book that keeps me riveted to the seat.  It promises to deliver life’s essentials: free therapy, (more…)

April 29, 2008

WRITERS CONFERENCES, BOOK SIGNING, NEWSLETTER 080429

NEW!!! SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER
The Beanery Writers Group (in Latrobe, PA) is initiating a monthly newsletter with information on members, book reviews, most popular posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, etc. To subscribe, reply to this Email with a “yes” or send an Email to beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the words “Subscribe to Newsletter” in the subject line. Should you decide not to continue the subscription, there will be information on how to unsubscribe.

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE: 12th Annual University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD (more…)

April 16, 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN) Vol. 1 Issue 1 April 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 1 ISSUE 1
APRIL 1, 2008

Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.
(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

The Beanery Online Newsletter (BWN) shares information on our members—their writing, their activities/interests, their concerns, their thoughts, as well as news on conferences, perhaps a joke or two. It will include links to the most hit posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM)www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com —and the other sites the group facilitator manages: www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com and www.laurelmountainboro.wordpress.com (the latter a newsletter for her community, Laurel Mountain Borough).

SUBSCRIPTIONS
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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The BOLM (www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com) accepts submissions (in any genre) from guest writers. Items may be edited, but if there are any significant changes your work will be sent to you for your approval.. Submit your post to beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the word “Submission” in the subject line…

To read the rest of this newsletter, E-mail beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the words “NEWSLETTER SAMPLE” in the subject line. Information on subscribing to the Beanery Writers Newsletter is included in this issue.

The members of the Beanery Writers Group lead interesting lives. The first issue profiles Sal Martin, who at 77 (with her 80-year old husband Chuck) recently participated in a ski competition in Idaho. This first issue contains posts on upcoming writers events, books members read, writings in progress by Beanery Writers Group members, and much more.