Getting the Word Out
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Andy Alberti and Judith Brooks-Strickland enjoy breakfast al fresco at Terrible's Lakeside Casino during a taping of "Breakfast with Andy and Bernie" for local television viewers. Among the many topics of discussion was "The Oasis Writers' Guild," our role and activities in Pahrump.
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Way to go, Paschal! At the regular meeting on Feb 2, 2005, Paschal read a letter he received from his publisher with a royalty check included, his share resulting from the sale of 36,000 copies of his historical-fiction, "Child of Grace." How much was Paschal paid? Well, let's just say, if he had to pay for the production cost of our semi-annual edition of The Pseudonym, our treasury would be in the black for more than 164 years! Congratulations to Paschal from all your fellow guildlings!
Our Own Leprechaun
member, Paschal Ryan, was recently invited to attend the annual bash of
the American Society of Poets (held this year in Reno), where he was awarded
this bust of The Immortal Bard for his works. Along with the bust
went a cash remuneration, which we won't mention here in case this page is
reviewed by employees of the IRS. Way to go, Paschal!
Who We Are
Who We Are
The Oasis Writers' Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation originally organized to benefit writers in the Pahrump, NV, area. Our membership has grown through the Internet and we now have associates from all over the world. Regular members meet to read and discuss our work twice a month at the home of guild member Kit Southward in Pahrump. You don't have to be present for a meeting to participate. We publish our writings, many of which are results of our Coffee-Can prompts, in a quarterly print 'zine called The Pseudonym.
What do we do?
At each meeting of the Oasis Writers' Guild, we draw a story prompt from a coffee can containing prompts contributed by all members. During the next two weeks, we write a story of 500-2,000 words using that prompt and read it at the next meeting. Associate members can participate by finding the prompt online and submitting your story by email. We also discuss any business items such as quarterly publication of The Pseudonym (print version) or other guild business.
What if I don't write a coffee can story?
The prompts are just a way to get your creative juices flowing. If you have another project you are working on, bring that instead and the group will share any insights we have about your work.
What's the point of writing coffee can stories?
We have found an assignment with a deadline will get you writing like nothing else can. Every bit of writing you do improves your craft. Some of our writers have found the road to paid publication paved by a coffee can story!
What if I've never written before?
We welcome writers at all levels. Our primary purpose is to encourage one another to write and to learn and refine our craft as we go.
What if I want to write non-fiction?
We welcome writers of all genres and forms. If you are working on a non-fiction project and need feedback, suggestions, or just someone to lend an ear, that's what we're here for! Fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry, all manuscripts are welcome. We do not accept pornography but we realize a certain amount of sex can be essential to plot or character development.
How do I become a member?
Click the link below to learn how to join The Oasis Writers' Guild, and receive a regular subscription to our quarterly print magazine, The Pseudonym.