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I began writing what would eventually become my first novel, “Suffering Madness,” in 1995.

My goals at the time were fairly small - I was targeting the short-story market in magazines to try to make a name for myself. After enough rejections to wallpaper my office, I realized my writ-ing was pretty bad. In fact, reading it might be described as a horror in itself for any magazine edi-tor.

Fortunately, my desire to write and tell stories overshadowed details like the fine mechanics of writing and I was dumb enough to press past the rejections. I joined three writers’ groups at the same time, each requiring writing assignments and critiques and each focusing on a different as-pect of writing. One focused on character development, another on the mechanics of writing and the third centered on how to tell a really good story.

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It’s a rhetorical question but one that maybe someone with a math degree from MIT can answer - the odds that golfing buddies Gary Ferguson of Elmore and Bill Brand of East Toledo would each shoot holes-in-one within a week of each other at Hidden Hills.

The local men golf together in different groups at Hidden Hills every week, along with Dan Brossia, Dave Bruhm, John Anderson, Herman Jeskey and William Wirick.

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Genoa Civic Theatre is looking for a few FrUiTCaKeS
 
The Genoa Civic Theatre will hold auditions for “FrUiTCaKeS,” a comedy by Julian Wiles, Sept. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 509-1/2 Main St., Genoa.

There are roles for four men, four women, six boys and seven girls. Actors between the ages of 8 and 80 are invited to audition. For more information, call 419-862-2629.

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