Fun With Words!

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We welcome May with quite an interesting assortment of words with which to create, compose, and craft. These disparate choices were made by blindly reagirls-1149935_1920ching into that shimmering universe of language – a vintage box of vocabulary cards! Oh, the joy of discovering an antediluvian word – just waiting to be released from the dust and silence of disuse.

Circumlocution

Lavish

Placid

Euphony

Baffled

Protuberance

As always, the word limit is 500 – and you can use your imagination as far as content, genre, etc. Of course you are welcome to play along at home, although you might have a better time joining your fellow word-geeks at the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, May 11 at the North Dearborn Library from 6:00-8:00. We are always happy to see new faces, to hear new voices – and to learn new things!

 

 

Writers Bloom Where They are …

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… Well Tended, Usually

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One of the best ways to nurture your craft, quench your creative thirst, and reach toward the sky is within a growing community of caring, respectful, encouraging, and cheerful wordies! Join in the conversation, laughter and planting of ideas at this week’s WordWrites Guild meeting at 6:00pm in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

Consider sharing your current project, and/or your take on this week’s 500 word or less prompt:

a can of Easy Cheese
the way she made tea
to be the great seducer

We always look forward to seeing sunny faces; hearing fresh voices, so please stop by or contact us via social media, email, text or voice message – or by leaving a comment below. In the meantime, we encourage you to carry a poem in your pocket to celebrate National Poetry Month – here’s a seasonal favorite you might enjoy:

 

The Peddler of Flowers
Amy Lowell, 1874 – 1925

I came from the country
With flowers,
Larkspur and roses,
Fretted lilies
In their leaves,
And long, cool lavender.

I carried them
From house to house,
And cried them
Down hot streets.
The sun fell
Upon my flowers,
And the dust of the streets
Blew over my basket.

That night
I slept upon the open seats
Of a circus,
Where all day long
People had watched
The antics
Of a painted clown.

When, Where, What, Who, Why

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Please mark your calendar with NEW meeting dates for February, March, and April.

(We will return to our regular schedule in May.)

This week’s writing prompt is posted below this UPDATED information.

February

FIRST Thursday February 2nd  North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH  Thursday February 23rd  Lawrenceburg Public Library

March

FIRST Thursday March 2nd  North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH Thursday March 23rd  Lawrenceburg Public Library

April

FIRST Thursday April 6th North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH Thursday April 27th  Lawrenceburg Public Library

 

 

And now for the latest

writing prompt!

In 500 words or less, craft an essay, vignette, poem, song, rhyme or whatever you prefer using the following words:

 

Innovation

Garbled

Recreant

Cryptic

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WordWrites Guild encourages every writer to find their own voice, to explore familiar and new genres, and to join this community of supportive, inclusive, respectful and honest writers. There are no membership fees or other costs required for participation.

CONVERSATIONS WITH AUTHORS HOSTS TRAVEL WRITER TRACY LINE

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Tracy Line to Discuss Journey

From Full-Time Mom to Travel Writer

Mrs. Tracy Line, a freelance writer and former travel agency owner from Noblesville, Indiana, will present a personal and informative program detailing her transition from full-time mother of three to successful business owner, observant traveler and professional writer.

The November 12, 2013 event will take place at 6:00pm in the Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Mrs. Line will answer questions from the audience immediately following the presentation.

The public is cordially invited to enjoy this free program and light refreshments.

The Conversations with Authors Series is co-sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Public Library and the Word Writes Guild. Please contact the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 812-537-2775 for reservations, and/or email the Word Writes Guild at wordwritesguild@gmail.com for more information.

Autumn Schedule

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We at the WordWrites Guild warmly thank Northern Kentucky novelist Rick Robinson for presenting a thoroughly enjoyable program on August 15. Everyone in attendance learned about pacing one’s story, the many publishing options available today, the importance of building plot in such a way as to challenge fictional characters while staying true to their own morals and personalities, and so much more.

The WordWrites Guild is indebted to the Lawrenceburg Public Library for working with us in hosting this award-winning author. We look forward to future collaborations with this professional and enthusiastic organization.

As always, we welcome all writers to join us as we resume our normal meeting schedule on September 6th. We will meet at 6:30pm in room 238 at Ivy Tech, Lakefront Campus, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. There are no fees and we invite fellow word-geeks to attend meetings as their schedules allow.

If you have a work that you would like critiqued at the September 6 meeting, attach it (RTF prefered) to an email to WordWritesGuild@gmail.com by midnight August 30.  See the Guidelines tab for more information.

Upcoming Changes

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As we approach our six month anniversary, it is time to look forward to 2012.  Next year, we are planning to move from our once per month schedule on the third Thursday of each month to first and third Thursdays.  This will offer opportunities to critique more work from our authors, and to explore more discussion topics.

We will continue the once a month schedule through December (12/15/2011), and begin the new schedule on January 5, 2012 with a submission deadline of 12/30.

This change of schedule gives us an opportuinty to also discuss other aspects of our group.

  • Should we change our venue?
    • Alternating locations, e.g. North Dearborn and Lawrenceburg,  North Dearborn and Hidden Valley, etc?
    • Something totally different, e.g. a restaurant ?
  • Should we change the meeting times?
  • Suggest special discussion or presentation topics, e.g. dialog tags.
  • Suggest guest speakers.

Please offer your suggestions as a comment to this post.  We can continue the discussion at our December 15 meeting.  But we need to finalize any venue changes at that meeting so we can distribute new posters during the last half of the month.

Kickoff Meeting

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Just a reminder to everyone.  The Kickoff meeting will be 6:30 PM, Thursday, June 16 at the North Dearborn Branch Library in the Dunevant Meeting Room 1.  Hope to see a big group as we get started.

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