A reading of Croy Shore

Please join us on September 17 for a special event at The Draw from 3-5 pm. Free and open to the public. On September 17, The Mill, A Place for Writers, in cooperation with The Draw community arts center, will present a reading of Gillian Shirreffs’ play, Croy Shore. Croy Shore is set in Scotland. […]

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Getting Feedback: The Horror, The Horror by Michael Hopkins

All writers need feedback on their work. But, whom do you ask? A year ago when I started writing fulltime, I quickly completed my first short story. It is called “Infinite View.” The story is constructed in three parts. Of course, I thought it was pure genius, and I decided to get some feedback. First, […]

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Croy Shore – a post by Gillian Shirreffs

On Saturday September 17th, during a Mill event that runs from 3pm until 5pm at The Draw in Appleton, there is a reading of my play, Croy Shore. By way of introduction, I’ve written the following blog post. Croy Shore I’m heading to Scotland in a couple of days and I’ve asked my husband if […]

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Writing Routines: Planning for Success – by Michael Hopkins

Edward de Bono, famed guru on creativity, writes that inventiveness is not a process of chaos and spontaneity; rather, it is the result of breaking from old routines through the use of structure. Let’s talk about sex (Ahhh, now I’ve got your undivided attention right?). Cialis commercials would have us believe that having a healthy […]

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It’s Summer! Time to read and write

It’s officially SUMMER! Welcome to the new website for The Mill. Take a look around and let us know what else you’d like to see here. There is still time to register for classes offered for readers and writers at The Mill, A Place for Writers.  First sessions start tomorrow. Summer Writing Kickstart with Nikki […]

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