Tomorrow… A Busy Day for the Quillians!

Our members are going to be involved with two events tomorrow.

John Lambert will be guest on “Writers’ Realm” discussing writing, podcasting and among other interesting things.  The event is at 1PM EST (10 AM PT/SLT)  at Netera’s Coffee Lounge.

Also, as a reminder as Michael has already posted:

The Quillians are pleased to announce that they will be participating in the American Library Association’s Second Life ReadOut!  On October 2, 2010 at 4pm ET (1pm PT/SLT), Second Life residents can listen to excerpts from various banned or challenged books, as read by special guests.  The Quillians will be represented by authors Michael A. Stackpole and Steven Saus, as well as Quillian founder, Michael J. Hercus and member, John Lambert.

Should be a fun day for all!

Announcing a new event night!

The Quillians are proud to announce the addition of a new event night to supplement our weekly meetings!

The third Saturday of each month at 6pm SLT will mark the new meeting time.  The first such event will be held on October 16, 2010.

The scheduled event night will see a few different forms along the way – everything from readings to interviews and perhaps even game nights.

As an extra bonus, readings and interviews will be recorded for inclusion into a Quillian Podcast (to be launched early next year).  Both the live reading and the podcast recording will assist Quillian members in promoting their stories and themselves to a larger market.

We are interested in making this new event night into a group effort and, in that spirit, we are looking to our fellow group members for ideas and suggestions for different event themes.  We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help organize events, or would like to hold a reading of their own.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact either Graegor Aeon or Timothy Berkmans inSL.

Chuck adds another link to The Chain Story

Chuck Heintzelman’s story, “The Train Bandits” is the latest entry into The Chain Story Project.  The Chain Story is a collection of free fiction, direct from the authors, for readers to sample online.  Chuck’s entry is a wonderful adventure tale for all ages.

Chuck Heintzelman is a software engineer living in the Pacific Northwest.  Each day he juggles his passion of writing with his full-time job, school-age children, and the inevitable curve ball life likes to throw.  He primarily writes middle-grade and young-adult fantasy because, as he puts it, “my mental age hovers somewhere between that of a 12 and 14 year old.”

Find out more about Chuck, sample fiction, and his monthly column on writing at

The Train Bandits by Chuck Heintzelman

Chuck’s Website

The Chain Story

Sherry is a now a link of the Chain.

Sherry D. Ramsey’s story, “The Longest Distance” is now part of the Chain Story project created by author, Michael A. Stackpole.  The Chain Story is a collection of free fiction for readers to sample.  Please, take the time to read her very engaging story.

A little background on Sherry:

Sherry D. Ramsey is a speculative fiction writer from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been the Editor/Publisher of The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers for over ten years, and is one of the founding editors of the independent Third Person Press.

Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications such as Thoughtcrime Experiments, Speculative Realms, Neo-Opsis, On Spec, Oceans of the Mind, Destination: Future, and Astropoetica.

Sherry is also the assistant workshop leader for The Quillians, a vibrant writing community in the virtual world of Second Life; a mentor for National Novel Writing Month; a member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Writer’s Council; and the current Secretary-Treasurer of SF Canada.

The Longest Distance by Sherry D. Ramsey

Her Website

Michael A. Stackpole’s Website

Reading Raises 11,000 Lindens for Relay For Life

John Lambert’s reading of his story, “The Blizzard Revelation” raised 11,000 Linden Dollars for the Relay For Life charity. Thanks to all who came out for such a worthy cause.

Reading in Second Life-Later Tonight

John Lambert (SL Avatar Name-Timothy Berkmans) will be reading his short story, “A Blizzard Revelation” tonight in Second Life at 6PM SLT. (9PM EST) Wind River Terroritories is hosting the event to raise money for RFL

Quillians on the Web

New articles online this month from Quillian members!  In the July issue of The Scriptorium, check out Chuck Heintzelman’s column on Unconscious Competence, and Sherry Ramsey’s article on How to Write a Good Critique.

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