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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.”


The curtains were pulled tight and the wood blinds closed. There was still too much light. Joanie’s feet shuffled across the bedroom floor pushing cold, wet tissues out of the way. With a sniffle, she wiped beneath her nose and knocked away another errant tear with the back of her hand—there seemed to be no end to them. No matter what she did, she couldn’t piece herself back together.

She sank into bed, pulling the plush, warm cover over her head. Finally it was dark enough to remember or forget, but she hadn’t made up her mind which one she’d do yet. Both choices were equally devastating. A shaky breath escaped her tight chest as a new round of tears spilled down her cheeks. 

 She wasn’t just bent, she was broken. 

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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. So bring items to share.  The guidelines are at our website
  Also, we are hoping a substantial amount of folks will fill out the members survey.  If you get it filled out by Jan 31st, and we get 60% or more our members to respond, I will dress up in some retro-clothes to lead the meeting in February…very romantic, I promise,….at least nostalgic.
  Just type an X on the lines of the items that apply to you.  send it back by naming the file a funny name like….”This is it”   or “You asked for it.” and email to this email address…..
  That way we won’t count anything twice.  It will be hard to keep it completely private, but believe me, we aren’t asking you anything too personal.  I tried Survey Monkey but I couldn’t get the hang of it….So here it is attached!
Warmly, Lori Younker
CCMWG 2015 President