All the News for May

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WordWrites Guild is bursting into spring with informative presentations, fun activities and far reaching plans. Whether new to writing or an old hand at the craft, writers of every genre, style, and approach are invited to avail themselves of all that WWG has to offer.

May 10th 

WWG Meeting – Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Special Guest Speaker – Maureen Sheets, CPA

Ms. Sheets will present a general overview about the financial side of writing, including the differences between writing as a hobby and a profession. Afterward, she will be available to answer questions from those in attendance. This is a free event, open to all interested writers.

 

May 24th

After much discussion and experimentation, it is finally official … beginning in May,

WordWrites Guild will meet

every FOURTH THURSDAY

from 6:00-8:00pm

in the Harrison Branch Library

(located on New Haven Road in Harrison, Ohio)

Please mark your calendars with this permanent and updated schedule. WWG will also continue to meet in the Lawrenceburg Library every second Thursday of each month.

Ongoing

WordWrites Guild and Oxbow, Inc. are proud to co-sponsor a community-wide

Writers Contest

Open to Writers of Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction

who have visited the Oxbow Wetlands (www.oxbowinc.org)

between January 1, 2018 and September 14, 2018

Deadline to enter is September 14, 2018

Prizes will be awarded in each of nine categories.

Details are available at:

http://www.oxbowinc.org/kids-version-of-writing-contest.pdf

 

Stay up to date on all that WordWrites Guild does and offers by coming to the next WWG meeting (the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, in Lawrenceburg and Harrison, respectively), and take a moment to Follow or subscribe via email to this website for news about the latest WWG programs, celebrations and community-wide events.

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Meeting Reminder

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You are cordially invited to attend the first WordWrites Guild meeting to be held in the meeting room of the Harrison Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library tonight from 6:00pm-8:00pm. We will critique Susan T.’s latest chapters, share our unique interpretations of this month’s three-word writing prompt (factitious, enhance and excruciating), and share our writing experiences with fellow wordies.

There is no need to RSVP – simply stop by and get to know this community of writers. We look forward to seeing you this evening.

Heading to Harrison!

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WHERE and WHEN will the next WordWrites Guild meeting be held?

In the meeting room at the Harrison Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library on Wednesday, February 28th from 6-8pm.

WHAT is the current writing prompt?

In 500 words or less, use the following words in a story, poem, operetta, or anything else you might care to write:

Factitious – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/factitious

Enhance – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/enhance

Excruciating – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/excruciating

WHO is WordWrites Guild and WHY should I attend a meeting?

WordWrites Guild is a gathering of all kinds of writers. One member is a published author of children’s books, another contributes to equestrian publications, and yet another writes features and the occasional news story for a regional newspaper. There are also poets and short-short story writers. Some members have never been published but hope to see their work in print one day, and some members simply enjoy writing just for themselves. WWG members include life-long writers, those who are new to writing, and a few who are returning to it after a long absence.

On any given evening, you might meet one or all of these friendly, welcoming wordsmiths. If you are interested in the written word, WWG is interested in meeting you! By attending a meeting, you will have ample opportunity to share ideas, writing projects, questions, challenges, successes and all things writing in a supportive, positive and respectful environment.

Please contact WWG for more information – or just stop by the next meeting in Lawrenceburg, Indiana or Harrison, Ohio!

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News to Know!

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  • Beginning in February, WWG will resume twice a month meetings for the remainder of 2018: every second Thursday evening in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and every fourth Wednesday from 6-8pm in Harrison, Ohio. Location details will be announced in the coming week.

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  • To celebrate National Poetry Month, drop-in writing sessions are scheduled for every Tuesday in April at 2:00pm at the North Dearborn Public Library. These casual get-togethers provide a quiet place to write in the silent company of fellow wordsmiths.  These afternoon sessions offer free WiFi, light refreshments, and a full hour away from distractions.

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  • WordWrites Guild is delighted to announce that Maureen Sheets, CPA, will be our guest speaker in May, 2018. Ms. Sheets will talk with WWG members about the business side of writing, and will be available to answer general questions about the importance of record keeping, what is an allowable deduction, and the difference between writing as a business or as a hobby.

 

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There is always something happening with WordWrites Guild, so mark your calendar with the locations and times of monthly meetings; make a date with your creative self in April for Tuesdays at Two; plan for a fiscally informative evening in May, and be sure to sign up for regular updates so you will always know what’s new at WordWrites Guild!

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Prioritize Your Writing

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All kinds of writers join WordWrites Guild for support, reviews, critiques, and conversations about the craft of writing. Because we do not offer online support, we invite you to attend WWG meetings, special events, members’ book signings, etc. in person. It’s a great way to get to know fellow writers throughout the region, to hear feedback on your writing, and to receive in-depth critiques of your work prior to pitching, self-publishing, or submitting your project.

Please note the following WordWrites Guild meeting dates and locations – definite through June, 2018. Additional locations, meetings, events, etc. will be updated on this website throughout the year. All library-based meetings begin at 6:00pm and wrap up by 8:00pm.

January 11 —  6:00pm — Maverick’s Firewater Grill, US50, Greendale, IN — Two critiques of members’ work are planned. Please review the previous WWG post for information about this month’s visual writing prompt if you’d like to participate and share your writing exercise with the group that evening.

February 8 – Depot Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library

March 8 – Depot Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library

April 12 – Depot Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library

May 10 – Depot Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library

June 14 – Depot Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library

Please subscribe/follow this website in order to stay apprised of any changes, additional meetings, public events, and more.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

New Year, New Writing, New Friends

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Welcome to 2018 – almost!

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Although the holiday season continues to be joyfully celebrated, a lot of us are wiping our brows, happy to wave farewell to a busy, but oh so last year. Soon it will be time to pick up the pen, warm up the laptop and brew the coffee or stir the cocoa.

Underneath layers of knitted sweaters and mittened fingers lies a sense of anticipation for the coming new year; one that promises fresh stories, thrilling plots and characters ready to surprise us.

What are you planning to do with this exciting new year? Will you tackle that great epic poem at long last? Will you complete your Pulitzer-worthy novel? Will you commit to writing once a month, or each weekend, or just on every day ending with the letter y?

And will you join a writers’ group for steady support, warm camaraderie, and respectful critiques of your work?

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For anyone living in the Greater Cincinnati area, WordWrites Guild is a good place to begin. Our ever-growing group is friendly, diverse and enthusiastic with plenty of fresh ideas for the coming year. Joining WWG is a great way to get off to a great start!

Charging into 2018, we’ll meet on January 11th – and then at least once every month throughout the year. Oh, but keep an ear to the ground and a sharp eye out for updates and news flashes since we will host additional get-togethers, events, and gatherings.

Please subscribe to this website so you’ll be sure to

receive updates and notifications about meetings, writing prompts and more.

Our first meeting of the new year will be held at Maverick’s Firewater Grill in Greendale, IN, on January 11th at 6:00pm. Please drop by to meet current members and enjoy some complimentary appetizers. Dinner will be on your own, but there is no need to dine – just share your writing resolutions/goals/hopes for the coming year, if you’d like.

Please note that we will be

critiquing and reviewing at least

two members’ submissions that evening.

And what would WWG be without our always popular 500 word (or less) take on our latest writing prompt? The photo below is this month’s prompt – it should light the imagination, brighten the mind, and warm up those creative juices:

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We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 11th, but are always available to answer questions and provide information about the group. Feel free to contact us at WordWritesGuild@gmail.com, or by texting/leaving a voice message at 812-220-4594.

Happy Every Holiday and Happy ALMOST New Year!

 

 

Big Changes Are Underway —

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— be sure to subscribe to this site and stay up to date!

Although we hope to enjoy at least a few more weeks of warm weather, WordWrites Guild is looking forward to a productive autumn and an exciting winter. In addition to taking advantage of regular writing prompts, WWG members are in the process of critiquing Susan T.’s newest project, and are currently updating the group’s 2018 calendar that is posted below.

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Every writer is invited to join this friendly group to talk about the craft of writing, the challenges of creating, and the thrill of language. No matter if you are new to writing or a seasoned author, you are welcome to stop by and connect with fellow wordsmiths.

The writer-focused meetings begin at 6:00PM and wrap up by 8:00PM. There is never a charge, and all you need to bring is yourself, your work, and your curiosity. There is no pressure to share your writing projects with the group, but you are encouraged to participate in discussions, critiques, and monthly writing exercises.

Please take a moment to subscribe to this site and/or sign up for email alerts. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information by email, text, and/or voice message.  We appreciate your interest and are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Please note the upcoming dates and locations listed below.

 

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Updated Schedule

October 12 – North Dearborn Public Library

October 26 – Lawrenceburg Public Library

November 9 – North Dearborn Public Library

November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 14 – Annual Open House at Lawrenceburg – Bring a friend!

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2018 Start of NEW Schedule

Every second Thursday at the Lawrenceburg Public Library (LPL)

To start off the New Year, the January 11th meeting will be held from 6-8pm in the private party room at Maverick’s on US50 in Greendale/Lawrenceburg

February 8 – Depot Room, LPL

March 8 – Depot Room, LPL

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13 – Annual Open House!

 

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