Silver Bells and Sharpened Pencils

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christmas-1791778_1920As you enjoy the seasonal festivities on Thursday evening, you might want to share your creative take on this month’s writing prompt:

Winter Holiday Lost and Found

If you are familiar with WWG’s monthly writing prompts, it will come as no surprise that the word count is limited to 500 words, and the prompt is simply a starting point – you can incorporate the exact words in your piece, or you’re welcome to use the words purely as inspiration. Whether you prefer to write a poem, a short-short story, lyrics to a song – perhaps with bells ringing in the background – the choice is yours.

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Haiku Revisited

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Please make plans to share your haiku during the next WordWrites Guild meeting on September 28th at the Lawrenceburg Public Library from 6:00pm-8:00pm. For information about the different approaches to haiku, please read the previous post, being sure to follow the included link in order to learn more.

 

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At this upcoming meeting, we will discuss pending scheduling changes,  come up with new writing prompts, and more. Everyone is invited to this and every gathering of area writers – please mark your calendars.

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As Easy As 5-7-5, Sort Of

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hai·ku
ˈhīˌko͞o/
noun
a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, that do not rhyme – traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

 Simply write one or more haiku – about anything you can imagine.
This prompt opens the door to your natural creativity, while opening a window to what could be fresh information. The following article might shed some light on the subtleties of haiku:
So, now that you’ve read, glanced at, or studied the linked information, will you opt to write haiku based upon the 5-7-5 rule, or will you try your hand at the traditional 10-14 syllable version as described in the article linked above?
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Whichever path you choose, you are invited to share your writing at the next WordWrites Guild meeting at the North Dearborn Public Library on September 14th at 6:00pm.
Please be sure to bring your printed or electronic critiques of S.T.’s new book, and any writing that you might like to share with the group.

Looking for a Prompt?

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We at WordWrites Guild are an eclectic mix of folks – teachers, painters, drivers, students, grandparents, musicians, engineers – all Jacks and Jills of many trades! In an effort to bring fresh creativity into our writing, from time to time we will be using photographs, music, and more for our twice-monthly writing prompts.

We are excited about the following image and can’t wait to hear what everyone comes up with for the August 24th at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00pm when they share their writing inspired by:

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Have fun – with 500 words, or fewer!

IMPORTANT NOTE — Although the next WWG meeting will be held at the normal 6:00pm time, at the normal North Dearborn Public Library location, on the normal second Thursday of the month, due to members’ availability, this prompt will be shared at the later August meeting, as stated correctly above.

 

Best of Intentions

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We’ve all experienced it – done a favor or received a favor, but something didn’t go quite right or turn out as expected. And there are always the other kinds of favors – party favor, approval favor, preference favor, etc. that come to mind, as well.

This week’s prompt might open the door to a comedic adventure or a tragic end. It’s up to you as you craft a 500 word or less version of …

A favor goes wrong

Join your fellow wordsmiths and favor-doers at the next WordWrites Guild meeting at the Lawrenceburg Public Library on Thursday, July 27th at 6:00pm.

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Dotting the I’s, Crossing the T’s

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… and tripping the light fantastique!

Be sure to clear your calendar for Thursday, July 13th at the North Dearborn Public Library for the next 6:00pm gathering of writers at the WordWrites Guild.

Bring your creativity, your curiosity, and your creation inspired by the latest prompts:

To be young

The sound of Marcie’s feet

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Grab an Umbrella, Don the Galoshes!

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This soggy prompt might open up a watershed of ideas:

The bus shelter in the rain

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Of course you know the routine – just write whatever you’d like using the prompt as inspiration, but limiting your masterpiece to 500 words or fewer.

Our next WordWrites Guild meeting will be held at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 22nd – rain or shine!

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