Author Archives: Cary Area Writer's Group (CAWG)

About Cary Area Writer's Group (CAWG)

Who Are We? We are a group who live, meet, and support each other in Cary, Illinois. Writers… that is what we call ourselves, but we are so much more than that. We have full time jobs, full time kids and full time hassles like anyone else. We don’t come up with stories. we live them. The only thing different about us is that we write them down. We don’t sleep. We have deadlines that are constantly looming and we always hope for that elusive quiet that never quite finds its way to our lives. If you think you can keep up with this pace, if you can put down the phone long enough to write a sentence or two and make sense, well I’m sorry to say you’re a writer and I know what you’re going through. Stick to it. Publication is just around the corner and then you can sit down. Or can you? It’s all in a day’s work but you know you wouldn’t trade it in. It’s who you are. By Grace Rellie

You Might Be a Writer If…

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain…

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Choosing a Genre—Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 7

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Understanding structure helps us write cleaner and faster. Whether we plan every detail ahead of time or just intuitively have the architecture in our head, structure makes the difference between a workable first…

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year…

(Reprinted and shared with permission from Writing-Word.com)   Coffee on the Deck by Moira Allen January 2, 2015: Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year… Tradition has it that the month of January was named for the Roman god … Continue reading

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Why Are Certain Stories Timeless? What Scrooge Can Teach Us About Great Writing

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
One of my all-time favorite movies for the holidays is The Muppets Christmas Carol. I believe I’ve seen this movie a few hundred thousand times. I’ve worn out three VHS tapes and at least…

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The Story Of Flow

Once upon a time, I wrote a story called FLOW.    I wrote it for a particular editor, of a particular publisher, for a particular anthology.  My respect for this publication was (and still is) immense, and I had it in … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin Patch

Originally posted on Plant In The Sun:
One year, I decided to dedicate my vegetable garden to nothing but pumpkin plants.  Since my husband has a bit of a thing about pumpkins (Hubby’s Pumpkin Obsession), I had it in mind…

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Just Like A Friend

This morning I struggled through piles of clutter to find the alarm and shut it off.  I sat on the edge of my bed, the early light from the window spotlighting the top of my bedside dresser.  How had the … Continue reading

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