A Movie, Two Conferences, and a Contest

It’s Friday night.  Angel or I are supposed to blog today.  We’ve decided she’ll talk and I’ll type.  And I may change some of her words into mine.  It’s been a long day.  She’s been sick.  She’s half asleep.  I’m ready to just do nothing and watch a movie.  Not even a good one.  Yes you think I’m leading you to some push for strength and pressing on and write at all costs no matter the moment.  No, I’m not.  But yes, you should, if you feel like it.  I, I mean we, are going to make this one more like reality.  Instead of any more complaining we give you the following:  two of next year’s conferences known for their high agent to writer ratio.  We plan to attend and we’ve heard they are really good.  And the closing date for an upcoming contest.  Not ours, someone else’s.

Have a look around, and then go watch a movie.  About writing.  Like Ruby Sparks.  Angel says you’ll like it.  If you like movies about writing.

South Carolina Writers Workshop:  http://myscww.org/conference/  – great conference aside from the fact that it’s in Myrtle Beach this year.

The Writer’s League of Texas Agents and Editors Conference:  http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference – not sure if writers are allowed.  We suggest crashing it. Ha.  Ha.

12/15/2013 is the deadline for the ‘Short Short Story Competition’ from Writer’s Digest:  http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/short-short-story-competition

Okay.  Movie time.  Ciao.

kevin & Angel

What’s New?

Welcome to The Southern Tablet blog! The Southern Tablet is a literary journal highlighting authors, published or unpublished, artists and photographers from Georgia and South Carolina. Our first edition launches on November 9, 2013 and you can find it on our website www.thesoutherntablet.com. Awesome, right? Right! Our blog allows you, our readers and followers, to get to know us, your loyal, hardworking staff. *cough*

Since we launch our wonderful journal in November, we decided to launch our blog the same month. But what do we blog about? Hmmm…

After scratching our heads for several minutes, and more coffee, someone (I think it was Chris) asked if anyone was participating in National Novel Writing Month. That’s when Allison perked up and said “No, but we could do that as a blog.” Genius!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is when you attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Are we going to write 50,000 words? No! *snort* Instead, we are going to present our version of NaNo by writing a story in round-robin format.

Each day, one of us will write a few words to add to our story. Do we have an outline? Do we have a plot map? Do we have characters and back stories? No, of course not. We are professionals. We are creative. We are not that organized. I promise, it will be entertaining, if not for you, then certainly for us. *ahem*

Anyway, Paul will be starting us off on Friday, November 1st. Angel follows him on Saturday and the rest of us – Kevin, Chris, LeeAnn, Allison and Tim (in that order) – will add our piece of the story each day, every day, until the end of the month. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited already to see where all these wonderfully creative, quirky people will take us on this journey. To read more about us, check out our biographies here on the blog site or on The Southern Tablet website.

Pour some sweet tea and get lost inside.