2012/11 — Tom Nelson

Dear Gulf Coast Writers,

I want to remind you of our forthcoming meeting this Saturday, November 17th at 10am. We are meeting once again this month at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd. ( This another temporary change due to scheduling conflict at Zion Lutheran.) As always, there will be no December meeting to allow all to enjoy the holidays as you travel to and fro.

Saturday we will be hearing from attorney Ann Dalton. Her topic is Copyright Traps and Pitfalls. What every writer should know, as taught by a creative arts attorney. Bring your questions for Ms. Dalton. This should get interesting.

Last month, Gulf Coast members, Richard Georgian and Kyle Miller entertained and enlightened us on how to market our books once we have them published. Go out into the world with the question on our lips, “Who do you know that wants to buy a book?” Or perhaps shouting, “Books for Sale, Books for Sale!” Kyle and Richard have this marketing down pat and provided a delightful and worthwhile program on the right way to do this. Thanks to you both.

Remember, for you procrastinators, the GCWA Writing Contest entrees will close December 1st. Cash prizes will be awarded in March to the successful winners. Don’t be bashful; send in your best writings in the fiction, non-fiction, poetry and play writing. See the web site for details.

As we approach the new year and with a new slate of officers to be installed in March, we will be looking for a few roles to fill. One that requires special skills is that of Webmaster, currently held by Judy Loose. Over the recent three years, Judy has brought the level of our website to new professional heights and now wants to turn it over to a new keeper. If you feel so moved, please contact Judy or myself so we can discuss the challenges.

See you Saturday; come early for coffee and snacks.


Tom Nelson

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