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Quote of the Week.
"If we did all we were capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." --Thomas A. Edison, American inventor
NEW for 2014
NETWO holds a First Chapter Contest
In 2014, NETWO introduces a new writing contest - a First Chapter Contest.
If you have a novel written - or in progress - then this is for you. Check out the complete details by
clicking here. Great prizes (did I mention over $850 in cash prizes plus other valuable awards), great final judges, great opportunity to be noticed - and
add an award to your credit. Read the complete rules and start polishing that chapter.
2014 Conference Dates Set
NETWO's 28th annual Spring Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th, 2014 at the Mount Pleasant
More Awards for NETWO Members
The venue has been reserved, and the faculty is set. New Conference Directors Caryl and Ron McAdoo have assembled
as excellent group of speakers for the 2014 Writers' Roundup. Check out the bios of these talented presenters by clicking on the "Speaker Bios" link at
the upper left of this page.
One new feature expected to be in the program is the opportunity to read a breif selection of your writing and get a quality critique on the spot.
In addition, two workshops will be presented on the craft of writing. All in all, 2014 looks like it will continue the tradition of high quality, excellent
conferences that NETWO is known for. Circle those dates on your calendar. If you write, you won't want to miss the 2014 NETWO conference.
To see mor information on the 2014 conference, click here.
Karen Watt won First Place in the Northeast Texas Community College's Poetry contest. Her winning entry was entitled: "Stopped Behind a Chicken Truck on a Humid Evening -
with Apologies to Robert Frost.
2013 NETWO Short Story Contest Winners Announced
Also, Patty Ball's Laid Out and Candle Lit was awarded first place in general fiction by the Texas Association of Authors.
Her latest, Buzzard Bait, was a runner-up in the Next Big Writer's Strongest Start contest. It won a $600 copy editing service from Create Space.
Janice Glass's short story Caleb's Journey was selected by the Australian Literary Guild as the 2012 short story of the year. It is published in the book
The Departing Spirits: A Story Collection.
Two NETWO members captured first place awards in the Annual Texas Association of Authors competition for 2013. Patty Wiseman took top honors in the
Romance division with her book An Unlikely Beginning.
Another NETWO member, Lynn Hobbs, was awarded first place in the Religious Fiction division for her book Sins, Secrets, and Salvation.
Congratulations to all. Once again, outside organizations have recognized the excellence of NETWO talent.
The winners of the NETWO annual short story contest for 2013 were announced at the Awards Dinner which was the conference ending session on
Saturday evening. Contest Chair Galand Nuchols presented certificates to all of those named below who were present at the dinner. Those not
there will receive their awards via U.S. mail. The winners were:
NETWO Oficers for 2013-2014
1st place -A Walk in the Park with Death and Winter by Lisa Simmons of Cookville, TX Lisa received a check for $100 and an offer of publication in
The Story Teller Magazine.
2nd Place -The Song of Two Hearts by Elizabeth Angier of Mt. Pleasant,TX. Elizabeth received a check for $75.
3rd Place -Peligro by Willma Willis Gore of Sedona, Arizona. Willma will be sent a check for $50.
Two stories tied for Fourth place:
What are Friends For by James Babb of DeQueen, Arkansas, (check for $25) and
Light in the Darkness by Joanna Armstrong of Mt. Pleasant,TX, (check for $25).
Honorable Mention was awarded to these (listed here in alphabetical order by author's last name):
Forgiving Lonnie by Sharon Stephens Black of Clarksville, TX
George the Great by Mike Clifton of Mt. Pleasant,TX
I Hid the Body-Now What? by Janice Monk Glass of Texarkana, TX
Crossing the Colored Line by Cindy Lord of Clarksville, TX
Edith by Carson McNamara of Richmond, Virgina
Date with an Angel by Paul Paris of Mt. Vernon,TX, and
Night Crawler by Vivian Zabel of Edmond, Oklahoma.
Congratulations to all who entered.
On-Line Critique Group
|President - Paul Paris
||Newsletter Editor - Gay Ingram
|Vice-President - Lisa Simmons
||Membership Chair - Earlene Callan
|Secretary - Caryl McAdoo
||Conference Director- Caryl & Ron McAdoo
|Treasurer - James R. Callan
NETWO has set up an on-line critique group. This will allow writers to get written critiques on their work, and to help
others by critiquing the work of others. The rules it will work under are simple.
- The writer will query the group to see who feels qualified/interested in the piece and can devote the time necessary
for a thorough critique. The writer should state the genre and the approximate length of the work. If a large number reply, then the writer can choose however many people he wants to see his work.
The key element is communication.
- If you accept a piece to critique and circumstances arise which are going to delay your review,
by all means let the writer know immediately so that he can go to someone else.
- Make comments within the work using different color font. At the end, make general comments concerning story line,
characters, etc. If you do not want to use this method, then use something else....we are not going to make this a show stopper.
- Please make your critique within seven days or notify the writer that you will delayed.
- No particular style will be used (i.e. Chicago, AP, etc).
If you want to participate, send your name and e-mail address to Paul Paris at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Texas Writers' Organization is a group of northeast Texas area persons
interested in the craft of creative writing, or the support of that endeavor. We accept all members,
regardless of age or persuasion, in the belief that variety enhances learning. Included in the group
are writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts, and journalism. Under fiction, many different
genres are represented for both adult and children. In non-fiction, the interests range from
medical and technical writing to memoirs, from religious to nostalgia. Any phase of the
writing craft is welcomed. Many of the members of NETWO have been published, but many
have not been - yet.
The purpose of the Northeast Writers' Organization is to
promote literary pursuits in this area. Some of the activities include critique sessions, lectures,
book signings, publishing, and writers' workshops and conferences.
Members are encouraged to submit items for our newsletter, With Pen in Hand,
including their opinions concerning programs we have had or should schedule, short works of
most any kind, brief bios, notices of writing contests and conferences, and just about any news
of interest to our members.
The Northeast Texas Writers' organization meets on the second Thursday of each month, except December.
Click HERE for detailed information on the next meeting.
A short business meeting begins at 5:30 pm.
A program follows the business meeting. This may consist of a critique session, a speaker,
a tutorial, or a workshop.
NETWO is always looking for new members. If you have an interest in writing, come visit a
meeting and see how friendly and helpful NETWO members can be.
Click HERE for information on the next meeting.
For more information, call Galand at 903-572-0580 or 903-563-1352.