Monthly Archives: June 2014

Spoiler Alert! SLO NightReaders Book Discussion – The Beginning of Everything

Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before – before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is lyrical, witty, hilarious, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

Did you like the book? Let’s discuss!

1. With regards to SLO NightReaders, we know that the majority of us is not in the “young adult” age group anymore. (Don’t worry! We won’t tell! Ahem…) Earlier this month, Internet world was caught up in a heated debate about whether YA books are appropriate for grown ups, or whether once you’re out of your teens they can only dumb you down. What do you think? Do you read YA? Why? Why not?

2. How does the title The Beginning of Everything relate to the themes of the book?

3. Fitting in is one of the main themes of this book. We all know how important it seemed to fit in when we were in high school. How important is it to you now? What changed? What stayed the same?

4. Why do you think Ezra finds himself drawn to Cassidy? What do you think their interaction would look like if the car accident had never happened?

5. Where do you think Ezra will be 20 years from now? Cassidy? Toby?

THE FIRST ONE TO COMMENT WILL WIN A BOOK BY SLO NIGHTWRITER EVELYN COLE!

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the July book reveal!

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Show your stuff!!

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display during our July Meeting. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table. Join us Tuesday, July 8th for a night of “showing off”. For more information on the evening, visit our General Meeting Page.

5 days remain

Congrats to all who have entered the contest – there’s still 5 days left to get your entry in.

contest 2014

July’s Round Tables

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00 

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

July Meeting

Author’s Fair

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

BBQ 6:00 – 6:30

In celebration of summer, Tom Snow will be BBQ-ing us. Eating begins at 6:00.

 

Author’s Fair 6:30-8:30

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display throughout the evening. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table.

Jason Matthews begins our evening with instruction on setting up an Author’s Page on Amazon. Following his presentation, we will hear from a select group of members who will be pitching their work.

SLO NightReaders – The Beginning of Everything

Dear NightReaders,

when we selected Robyn Schneider‘s book The Beginning of Everything as our June read, we didn’t know that the young-adult fiction will become a hot topic (shall we say yet again). Ruth Graham claims: “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.

What do you say, NightReaders? Do you read YA? Why? Why not? You can share with us now, or discuss with us at the end of the month.

For now – it’s no too late to pick up The Beginning of Everything! Happy reading!

The Beginning Of Everything

The Four Minute Pitch

We are looking for a dozen members to pitch their books or blogs at our July 8th General Meeting.  We’ll provide an outline – you talk about your work. If you would like to be one of the twelve, email Jeannie@asilverthread.com .

See you tomorrow night!

Round Table Discussions begin June 10th 5:15 – 6:15 

Round Table Continues! A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

June’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Getting to know Google +: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop on understanding and using Google+. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, June, 10th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!

 

Myths about the business of writing…

Myths about the business of writing have proliferated in the digital age.  Books and seminars that tell you how to “Make Money with Ebooks!” and “How I made a Killing on Kindle” lead new writers to think writing for a living is easy.

It’s not. But you can if you love what you do and you’re willing to do the work. 

Anne R. Allen will talk about the bad advice, misinformation, and scams you need to ignore if you want to launch a successful writing career. 

SLO NIghtWriters

June 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall

2201 Lawton Street (near corner of South & Broad)

San Luis Obispo, CA