Monday, November 02, 2015

Event in Elmvale

 You are cordially invited to join Wye Write as we celebrate our newest collection of short stories at the Elmvale Library on Saturday November 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

All are welcome to come and hear the stories behind the stories in Wye Write Another Season.

Featuring remarks by Gail Gray Payne, Patricia Boyle, Bev Goss, Carol Austin, Sandy Dunsford, and Lyn Brown, this will be an entertaining afternoon that includes sharing conversation and refreshment with the authors.

Support local talent, meet new friends, and enjoy a good book!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Wye Write in Wasaga Beach

Join us for an entertaining afternoon at the beautiful Country Meadows/Hometown clubhouse in Wasaga Beach on Sunday, November 29th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.  Authors Bev Goss,  Patricia Boyle, Gail Gray Payne, Carol Austin, Lyn Brown,  and Sandy Dunsford present their fourth collection of short stories, Wye Write Another Season.

Every story has a secondary tale of its creation.  We invite you to hear the secrets of the stories behind the stories, and join us for the conversation and refreshments that follow.  The clubhouse is on Greenway Drive, off Klondike Park Road.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Penetang Presentation

We invite all who are interested in the genre, supporting local works or the craft of writing to hear the stories behind the stories in Wye Write Another Season.

Join us as we present our fourth collection of short stories at the Penetanguishene Public Library October 21st  from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., followed by social time and refreshments with authors Sandy Dunsford, Patricia Boyle, Carol Austin, Lyn Brown, Gail Gray Payne, and Bev Goss.

A contest will also be held, and a random draw will be made from all entries to win a lovely centrepiece that includes a handcrafted vase and a Willow Tree figurine.

WWAS Launch at Norman's!

On August 22 we were excited to launch our fourth collection of stories, Wye Write Another Season, in a beautiful setting at Norman's Garden Gallery on Yonge St. in Midland. In this photo, Patricia Boyle shares her experiences in the Carribean that have inspired her contributions to this new volume of tales.

 It was a wonderful afternoon, and we'd like to thank Bill and all the staff for their support.  Thanks also to our guests for attending and for all the terrific feedback.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Indra's Annual Summer Gathering of Writers and Friends on July 19

Oh! Book 4; Wye Write, Another Season is at the publisher's

We are excited!

Our next meeting

Will be at the Elmvale Legion on July 14

Coming Events

The 2015 - 21st Annual
Library Garden Tour

Will again be featuring secret gardens of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
"Come Rain or Shine!"

Like this year, all tickets next year will be $20.00 per person if purchased before July 1st.
Gift certificates make great gifts. Call the Midland Public Library at 705-526-4216.

This is one of the longest lived and largest garden tours in the province and all monies raised go directly to supporting local libraries.
Don't be disappointed. Get your tickets early and mark your calendar now.

Wye Write will be there, please say hello!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wye Write, Another Season

Wye Write's 4th book; Wye Write, Another Season is on its way to the publishers. What a thrill!

We will celebrate putting it to bed by having lunch at Pieces of Olde in Elmvale this Tuesday. Say hi if you are around!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Carol's notes from May 12 Edited version

 Three of us met today, Gail Pat and Carol.


 Using numbers in your writing:

 If the number is smaller than ten spell it out.
 One word numbers can go either way.
 Two word numerals are always written as numerals unless they are at the beginning of a sentence.

 Decades and centuries are spelled.

 Write really big numbers like this: 400 million.

 First second, third, fourth etc. are always written out.

 This is a sample of a sentence with two numbers in sequence. -- At the party there were seven 13 year olds.


 We have our ISBN # for our new book. Thanks Pat.
 The cover photo has been sent to Volumes with a request for a proof. We chose the wording for the back page.

 Possible dedication : Ink and paper
                               Long may they be with us.

 Pat and Gail each have a recipe associated with one of their stories . We are going to collect the recipes and put them at the end of the book.

 As Pat's stories are linked  we planned to change the book and group the stories by author. The bio would be on a face page followed by the work of that author.


 Pat must have every story by Saturday May 30. She will forward them to Volumes right away. Please send any stories you have now to her as she is ready to receive them.

 Next Tuesday May 19 we will have a photo shoot for the back cover if Tiffany can make it. We thought to take 
the photo at 11A.M.
Pack a lunch to eat at Carol's house and the meeting will follow. Carol is trying to see if we can take the photos at W........ If not how about Tiny Marsh for a change of pace? It is free and accessible. Wear yellow or blue or green or pink( summer colours).

 Bios are due. Pat brought hers in today.


 We critiqued a new story from Gail today. It was so funny we were hard put to read it. Pat has one more short story in her series.



Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Lynne did the note taking edited version

Pat, Carol, Bev & Lynne met today.Lynne is trying to get this written and sent before dinner is due to come out of the oven so please forgive the point form and any spelling boo-boos.

New Book News
We critiqued the ending to Pat's third Grand Felice story, Carol's Hwy 17 tale, and Bev's newly titled 'Lovely Storm'.

In terms of progress, Pat has all three of her stories critiqued. Carol is finished all of her stories except for final editing but may add one more if space and time allow.  Bev has two critiqued stories complete, and Lynne has two to edit and return for final read. Gail and Sandy, can you please let us know what you have completed and what you expect to produce in terms of number of stories and word count? (See how well that highlighting works?  Teehee).  Sandy, don't feel pressured to fulfill your word count.  We know that you have been extremely busy, and all agree that we would rather have you be happy with your contribution, no matter what the size, than for you to think we expect more and for you to end up feeling dissatisfied with what you publish. Did that make sense?  I can almost feel the timer creeping up behind me.

At the next meeting we will set a date for our group photo for the back cover.  Lynne will ask Tiffany to take the pictures.  We will all wear either yellow, blue or green clothing.  If possible, bring rubber boots as we are toying with the idea of standing in the river for this one.  Also, bits of summer paraphernalia such as toy boats, beach towels, etc. so we can play a bit.  Sandy, please let us know a few dates during this month that will work for you, and we'll choose one.

Carol has finished her bio and done a wonderful job.  The rest of us still need to do ours.

A reminder about formatting - Times New Roman, 12 pt, single spaced, header on each page showing Title / Surname / page #.  If you are using a photo, please use red font or highlight an indication as to where you want it placed.
Eg. place photo here or place photo here

Upcoming Events
- Pat inquired about suitability and table cost at the Midland Buttertart Festival June 13-14
- Carol will look into an event at Norman's after the new book is out, possibly a garden party in August
- Leaves and Literature garden tour on July 11.  Our book will be displayed at the orchard in Thunder Beach
- Probus on July 23.  Carol and Gail will be speaking about writing memoirs

Writing News
Carol has had an article published in the United Church Observer and enjoyed working with the editor.
Lynne is doing a workshop with a Grade 7/8 class on Friday.
Pat and Bev, if you had news please forgive me for missing it.  I didn't write anything down and, well, you all know my memory.  Too bad I don't.

Ding!  And I'm off.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Wye Write, Another Season

We are working hard on Book 4, all the pencil shavings are piling up around our desks!