Monthly Archives: January 2015

CCMWG has a FaceBook Group–a way to connect in the moment

CCMWG has a FaceBook Group– way to connect in the moment.  all members are welcome https://www.facebook.com/groups/1466067956973387/

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Marcia Gaye’s creative approach to SHOW not TELL

 For Sale or Rent Puppies/Cats/Dogs Seeking: Fur with a heartbeat With moist breath And an inability to speak  For:        Absorption of tears and wailing Contact: Joni under the birch tree Prospect Park  Price:     Negotiable OBO  Urgent. Reply ASAP

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Jim Coffman, author, tries SHOW not TELL

JONI IS REALLY SAD         Joni trips on the step as she enters Murdock Funeral Home.   She passes Michael Murdock who flashes her a large plastic smile.   Joni does not respond.         She sees the layout: the casket … Continue reading

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Distinguised literary author, Marlene Lee, tries her hand at Show not Tell

  Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! “Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” said Joni, laughing loudly enough to be heard by the woman and man sitting on a sofa at the far end of the room. “Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”  The … Continue reading

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Emerging author Frank Montagnino delights us with his version of Show and Tell

“If Momma ain’t happy….” (A really short story by Frank Montagnino) It was a bleak day; a gray day, the kind of day that if you didn’t have to go to work you’d just pull up the covers and stay … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy Author, Liz Schulte gives an example of “Show not Tell”

Urban Fantasy Author, Liz Schulte is our first entry in our “Show not Tell” Challenge.  What was the challenge?  Show this:  “Joanie/Joni is really sad.” Untitled The curtains were pulled tight and the wood blinds closed. There was still too much … Continue reading

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Columbia Writers Guild PHOTOS 2014

Gerardo Mena, poet, veteran, reads from the heart Several Members are represented in Compass Flower Press new anthology called, Uncertain Promise Nidhi Khosla with Publisher Yolanda Ciolli            

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The first meeting of 2015 and a member survey with a promise…

Dear Membership,   There is a little threat of bad roads…so let’s see how this goes. Our meeting is scheduled for Sun. Jan 4th at 2:00 p.m at the Unity Ctr. We’ll enjoy each other’s company and engage in critiques. … Continue reading

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