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For those who have requested membership I had a computer crash and lost all the files.

We are implementing a new schedule so please

from now on contact the moderating owner of the critique group that has an opening for members.

Their name and email address is found in the GROUP OPENINGS section below.

 

To Join:
 

Writers who are interested in joining this community and have their fellow peers critique their work in a small and friendly group -please follow these guidelines:

on the subject heading place 'Muse Membership' . In the body of your email, please provide the answers to the following questions:

1-     YOUR NAME

 

2-     YOUR  WRITING GENRE

 

3-     WRITING STYLE: FLASH FICTION? SHORT STORIES? NOVELS?

 

4-     BRIEF BIO (IF AND WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED)

 

5- PLEASE SEND IN A SAMPLE OF YOUR WRITING, NO MORE THAN A FEW PARAGRAPHS.

Submit your membership request to the moderating owner found in the GROUP OPENINGS section to the right.

Openings are updated often so please bookmark and come back.

 

The MuseItUp Club startup date was September 6th, 2004.
There is now a small waiting period for all new members. We will get to you ASAP with a group in your genre.

GENRES:

 
These are the genres of the various groups in The MuseItUp Club. There will be only five members per group plus the moderator.
 

ADULT FICTION

anything (other than hardcore sexual content) that does not fit in with the other genre groups, including nonfiction.
 

CHILDREN'S STORIES

can be anywhere from early readers to YA.

DARK FICTION

We welcome horror, paranormal, vampires, werewolves, anything that involves chilling a reader.

The demand for publishable flash fiction by online and print magazines continues to grow.  These magazines offer exceptionally fast responses, and they are the quickest routes to publication. 

Consequently, the MuseItUp Club has created a Flash Fiction Group to help members develop and exercise flash fiction writing skills.  Our goal is to help members produce quality manuscripts for publication and writing contests.  To reach that goal, members’ writing skills will be continuously exercised.    
OUR FLASH FICTION GROUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. PLEASE COME BACK WHEN WE OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS AGAIN.

MYSTERY

this can entail police/detective, murder mysteries, thrillers, espionage

NON-FICTION

POETRY

ROMANCE

SCI-FI - FANTASY

Areas a small critique group will help you in:

~ OPENING HOOK

~ CHARACTERIZATION

~ GRAMMAR

~ WORD USAGE

~ PLOT

~ FORESHADOWING

~ DIALOGUE

The overall structure of your story will be analyzed.

GROUP OPENINGS:

  There is a waiting period at the moment with several groups. Below you will find the immediate availability for members in the following groups:

 

MUSE PROPHETS

ADULT FICTION

TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CONTACT:

MITCH mtchllthm@aol.com

To the left you'll find the details to send Mitch.

 

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Day’s End Lullaby is a tender and charming illustrated children’s book. From a reminder that the sun has set and all beloved toys are awaiting tomorrow’s play, Day’s End Lullaby soothes and quiets even those children who struggle against sleep. The authors’ artistry found in their understanding of the sense of security needed by children at bedtime.

“Your day’s been long and full of fun. But, now you’re much too tired to run,” sings the parent to the child in the lullaby. Day’s End Lullaby has lyrical and rhyming phrases along with a rhythmic flow.

Author Cioffi composed the poem and music over 30 years ago to help her first born fall asleep and then again for her second child. She saw positive results in singing it and now she sings it to her two-year-old grandson. She reassures him, “The sun has set, it’s out of view. The moon’s now shining bright for you.”

Authors Cioffi and Feltman wrote and illustrated Day’s End Lullaby as a loving book to comfort little ones and provide a sense of security at bedtime. The simple and colorful illustrations are intended to hold the child’s attention while the parent’s soothing voice helps the child gently drift off into a peaceful slumber.

 

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Day's End Lullaby

by Karen Cioffi & Robyn Feltman

www.childrensbooksbykarenandrobyn.com

Karen Cioffi and Robyn Felman are advocates of education, reading and the environment.  Two of their favorite sayings are:

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained”

“You must be the change you want to see in the world”

Karen Cioffi is an author and freelance writer.  She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Writing Coaching Club, Writer’s Digest and Writer’s Market.  She is also a member of several other writing groups.  Author Cioffi lives with her husband, Donald, in New York City.

Robyn Feltman holds a master’s degree in Children’s Literature and is an elementary public school teacher.  She is an initiator of environmental and humanitarian projects in her school; one of the projects is the Oambassador Program.  Author Feltman lives in New York City and is also currently working toward her Administration/Supervision degree.