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Below are the 7 most recent journal entries recorded in Richmond Writers group's LiveJournal:

Sunday, January 11th, 2009
8:12 pm
Chesterfield Writers
For those living West of the James.

A bunch of us will meet at the main library near the courthouse.

Central Library
9501 Lori Road
Chesterfield VA 23832

Saturday, January 24, 2009 12:00 PM


Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
6:54 am
Meglimir / Robin Ann Hilp
To those of you who know sammyd: his wife meglimir died Dec 23.
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
12:09 pm
Taking Over Abandoned Property.
Bunch of us wanted to start a Richmond writers community, then we stumbled onto this one. The owner seems to have disappeared,(As in, her account no longer exists).

So, I guess we can just move in, and see if we can get some stuff started.

Hey, sammyd, when's the next live meeting?

Current Mood: quixotic
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
10:37 pm
Just found this place. I live near the infamous intersection of 360 and Courthouse. Just finished a fantasy novel.

Is anybody reading this? Maybe we could do some contact.

Current Mood: pinging
Friday, June 20th, 2008
10:41 pm
Hey there, just starting out and working on an extended project. I write fantasy, with a realistic edge to it.

The premise:

The diary of a trainee, or side-kick as he learns what it means to be under the shadow of a hero and where his place in the world is. Marty is a recently graduated soldier training under an Ordinator, named Gracon, who is a decorated warrior.

Outside The Limelight
Monday, September 11th, 2006
10:12 pm
Hi, fellow writers. I've created a community specifically for children's book writers and illustrators. Whether successful or aspiring, please feel free to share your success stories, frustrations, tips, and accomplishments at writingforkids! Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
11:49 am
A Writer's Toolkit by Rudy Rucker

Useful information for writers with a work-in-progress. I especially liked his idea of working side-by-side with a "notes" document:

It�s useful on most projects, particularly longer ones, to work with two documents: the Book.doc that you�re writing and a Book Notes.doc. Of course "Book" is replaced by some version of the title of the story, article, or book you�re working on. In the case of a short story you might not bother with two separate documents and might just keep the notes at the end of the story document.

The point of the distinction is that you accumulate a lot of written material that won�t be directly in your book, and the notes document is a good place to keep it. A less obvious reason for doing this is that some days, or at some times of day, you won�t feel inspired or energetic enough to work on your book or story. At times like this, it�s often comfortable to work on the notes document instead. The notes are just for you, and you don�t have to worry too much about what you put in there.

Many writers will maintain a third document with a name like Journal.doc, this is where they write things that don�t relate to the writing project at all, possibly copying a few bits back and forth between Journal.doc and Book Notes.doc.

You might sometimes think of your notes document like this. You�re a magpie putting together a nest. You pick up shiny things in your beak and carry them home. The Notes document is the ledge where you accumulate your goodies for weaving into your Book nest.

Break your Notes up into sections by formatting a title line of each section differently, maybe even using several kinds of heading formats.
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