Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Current Scratch: Join Us, Opportunity, Business Buzz, & Just For Fun

Howdy, folks! Summer is here! Crank down those air conditioners, pour yourself a glass of iced tea, and bury yourself in your WIP.

JOIN US for our next schmooze. June 25 in the College Station Barnes & Noble. Our topic will be Middle Grade Mysteries with author Kathy Whitehead. We will be looking at the usual suspects, red herrings, clues, puzzles, and suspense. Join us at 10 a.m.  Also come early for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m. and/or stay around as the discussion continues over lunch. Join us!

Molly Blaisdell's new book PLUMB CRAZY is released in ebook format. She will have an author vist: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (Ringer Library, CS). Here are the deets: Local author Molly Blaisdell will talk about her book Plumb Crazy. This book is a crossover young adult (teen) / new adult (college age) novel. Molly’s visit will be split into two sections. Both visits will include Star Trek trivia, prizes, and twinkies. Teens will have the room at 4:30 and adults will have the room from 5:15 to 6:00. For more information, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416 or email kperkins@bryantx.gov


Teen magazine opportunity: Choices is a health and well-being magazine for teenagers published by Scholastic. Unlike other teen magazines it has no ads and it's for all sexes and genders. Lots of stories about coping: with stress, bullying, dating, sports injuries, parents. They're looking for writers who really care about this audience and totally get their energy, passion, intensity. Also looking for servicey pieces as well as longform investigative pieces. Please email jgoldberg@scholastic.com  to pitch article. To get a better feel for what they're looking for, check out the past issues on the website.


Do you enjoy writing fan fic? Love Sherlock Holmes? Well then, put your fingers to the keyboard. As of last Monday, Sherlock Holmes is now public domain. Think of the possibilities! Make sure you do your research. The last 10 stories written by Doyle after 1923 remain under protection.


Rap music + Harry Potter... what will they think of next?

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