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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!

Long time 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
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  monthly. You don't have to be present at a meeting to participate.  

   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 500-1,000 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.

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, you can email it two weeks in advance so our members can review it before the meeting.

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.