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The Story Mint August Newsletter

Welcome everyone to the news and views of the Story Mint for August

"The protagonist of every story is the hero of a journey, even if the path leads only into his own mind or into the realms of relationships."

- Christopher Vogler, "The Writer's Journey"

This is one of many excellent quotes on writing posted everyday on our Facebook page. To keep up with the latest postings at the Story Mint check out: https://www.facebook.com/TheStoryMint?ref=hl

We have great news at The Story Mint. We are growing and now taking on extra staff and have a few changes with our existing staff. We now have a new Serials Manager, Publishing Manager, Membership Manager and Creative Director. All these changes leave Suraya free to concentrate on her role as Creative Director and to develop other areas of the Story Mint.

New video now up on Youtube and The Story Mint website

Recently we released the following 3 min. video clip and posted it on You Tube. http://youtu.be/qbOm4l3ivLo
The link is also on our website. http://www.thestorymint.com/what-story-mint
Check them out and leave a comment on Youtube!

The Style Guide™

Suraya recently met with enthusiastic Massey University students to demonstrate the Style Guide™. Comments ranged from ‘awesome’ to ‘enjoyed the writing tips’. All agreed to be testers for the academic version of the Style Guide™ when we develop it. We are working on a prototype which will work for corporates and educational facilities. Once we have that in place we will look at creating specific versions for each market.

 

 

 

The Writers’ Pad and Serials

The Writers’ Pad

Nightmare Fixation is an experimental story from Mat Clarke. Spine tingling. Reminds me of Stephen King:
http://www.thestorymint.com/writers-pad/matclarke/titles/nightmare-fixation#comment-2485 
Kalli Deschamps reminds us of how evocative a sense smell is in her story What’s in a Smell:
http://www.thestorymint.com/writers-pad/cocobaby08/titles/whats-smell/beginning

The novel is with readers for feedback at the moment. One of our readers compares Raymond to James Clavell and John LeCarre.

Serials

Imagination is without boundaries in these serials. They make exciting reading!

Thanks to all our marvellous contributors

http://www.thestorymint.com/story-mintery

 

 

 

 

Starters and Blog

Starters

Mary-Liz Corbett is now looking after members. She wants you to tell her how we can help you get the most out of your membership. Email her at mary-liz@thestorymint.com

Please encourage your friends to take out the two week free offer http://www.thestorymint.com/

 

2-week-free-trial and to get involved in writing 500 word serial chapters. If they book to write a chapter in our newest Freedom Writers serial we will extend the free membership.

http://www.thestorymint.com/serials/bushrangers-and-mary-fw

Blog

In her blog Drawing characters Suraya gives us some tips on crafting engaging characters. She says, ‘People come in layers, so do characters’. To read more go to http://www.thestorymint.com/blogs/suraya-dewing

Read her other blogs while you are there.

 

 

New Staff Members

Serials Manager

Annette Connor is taking over the role of serials manager from Raymond.  Annette is a founder member of The Story Mint. She writes thrillers and stories with dark characters. See her latest chapter in CIA Agent http://www.thestorymint.com/content/chapter-2-14. So make sure you contact Annette to book your place in one of the serials or to start a serial – only 500 words is needed.

Contact Annette at annette@thestorymint.com

A heart felt thank you to Raymond for the marvellous way he ran the serials and for setting up the two streams: Minters and the Freedom Writers.

 

More New Staff Members

Publishing Manager

We are delighted that Raymond will use his publishing expertise to set up a publishing advisory service for The Story Mint. He has great experience in this area. Raymond will shortly launch his second novel, a thriller entitled Isia’s Secret. This is a tremendous read so keep an eye out for it when it is launched

The novel is with readers for feedback at the moment. One of our readers compares Raymond to James Clavell and John LeCarre.

Membership Manager

Mary-Liz Corbett is now looking after members. She wants you to tell her how we can help you get the most out of your membership. Email her at mary-liz@thestorymint.com

Please encourage your friends to take out the two week free offer http://www.thestorymint.com/ 2-week-free-trial and to get involved in writing 500 word serial chapters. If they book to write a chapter in our newest Freedom Writers serial we will extend the free membership. http://www.thestorymint.com/serials/bushrangers-and-mary-fw

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