October Fun!

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Trick or Treat

We get to meet

again on Thursday evening

 

With pencils ready

and paper steady

what stories we’ll be dreaming

 

When six’o’clock

Stills writers’ block

We’ll know the time has come

 

To tell the tales

(it never fails)

to imagination we succumb.

 

So gather near

and listen clear

the truth I have to bare

 

Without your presence

we lose the essence

of your talent that you won’t share

 

Please join right in

It’ll make you grin

We are a happy lot

 

All we ask

Your only task

Is to include us in your plot!

 

 

 

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The Wind Tells a Story …

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… the shadows cast a spell, and somewhere in the …

Well, you get the idea – it’s October!

It’s time to craft the stories and spin the tales of things that go BUMP (quite often followed shortly thereafter by an OUCH!) in the night. With a dib of this and a dab of that – oh, the imagination goes wild! Winds howl. Ghosts and goblins walk the earth. The natural world goes awry. This month’s writing prompt is to write (in 700 words or less) the scariest story you can, one that evokes terror and fear in the hearts of readers.

So, with this eerie prompt in mind, write up a fresh batch of scariness with plenty to share and join fellow word-cooker-uppers at the next WWG meeting on October 25th in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Be sure to join us as we tell tales and sharpen skills from 6:00-8:00!

Discussion topic for this meeting will be “Clichés”. Like ’em or hate ‘hem, bring your ideas about them to the Ewbank Room on October 25.

WordWrites Guild is open to everyone: novelists, poets, journalists, memoir-ists, or even those with just the start of a creative writing idea.  There is never a fee to join this casual, warm, and good-humoured gathering.

June is All A’Bloom … with Words!

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Summer has arrived and with it a plethora of outdoor activities. The lengthening days are filled with gardening, camping, swimming and blowing bubbles in the sunshine. As a writer, be sure to take advantage of these bright days and happy moments – every experience can give impetus to fun short stories or intriguing novels.

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As you create those new places and develop those interesting characters, remember that you can join fellow sunburned writers on every second Thursday of each month to talk about the craft of writing. Members are encouraged to share their work, to submit manuscripts for careful critique or casual review, and to participate in conversations about writing as a passion and a profession.

Stop by the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, June 14th in the sunny Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00pm.  We will review member’s work, share our writing-prompt inspired masterpieces, and will provide important writing contest updates. For more information about this Oxbow, Inc. and WordWrites Guild jointly-hosted writing contest, please click on the Writing Contest tab at the top of the page.

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Harrison Meeting Reminder

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Tie the string around your finger, circle the date on your calendar, and remind your smart phone to remind you to attend the next WordWrites Guild meeting on March 28th at 6:00pm in the meeting room of the Harrison Branch Library.

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And don’t forget that our three-word prompt for the month is:

Me

You

Us

The word count is limited to 500, but you might want to really challenge yourself and go for 250 – or less!

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WordWrites Guild provides a safe place where every writer can share works-in-progress, and where everyone has an opportunity to receive and give honest feedback, respectful critique, and sincere encouragement. We look forward to your participation.

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Tick … Tock …

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The midnight deadline for the WordWrites Guild survey is fast approaching! Please take just a minute to answer ten mostly multiple choice questions so WWG can better meet your needs as a writer.

This is the perfect opportunity to let us know if you’d rather connect with fellow wordsmiths on Saturday mornings, or if you’d prefer the group met in a location more convenient to your workplace or home.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVG6W6H

Our next meeting will be held in the Sally Stegner Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library on February 8th at 6:00pm.

  • We will share new meeting places and times based upon the results of the survey.
  • We will also critique at least two submissions:

Chapters 8-12 of Susan T.’s latest book-in-progress

Two short stories from Susan R.’s book-in-progress

  • The current prompt is:

This time it wouldn’t be so easy to fool them.

We appreciate your interest in and support of WordWrites Guild, and we are always happy to hear from you via surveys, email, text, and best of all – in person!

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A Prompt Invitation

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The seasons are in a whirl! Spring hopped into summer, which dove into autumn, which is falling into the wintry-weather months oh so soon. Ahhh – well, we might have lost the daffodils for a little while, but we will soon find plenty of snowflakes!

And that leads us right into this month’s writing prompt –

Winter Holiday Lost and Found

It is certainly up to you to determine which of the many winter holidays to include in the piece, as well as what has been found and what has been lost. We do know that all will be revealed when we share our 500 word (or less) masterpieces at the annual —

WordWrites Guild Open House

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6:00 – 7:30pm

Sally Stenger Depot Room

of the

Lawrenceburg Public Library

Everyone is warmly invited to drop by to meet local writers, learn more about WWG, and enjoy seasonal refreshments.

For those writers who would like to read their Winter Holiday Lost and Found piece, there will be ample opportunity to do so. If you are new to the area and/or unfamiliar with WordWrites Guild, you are welcome to share your own work that evening, or simply sit back, sip some cocoa, and listen.

We look forward to seeing old companions and welcoming new friends  – and to hearing wintry-fresh stories!

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NaNoWriMo comes to WWG

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Many of you are already familiar with NaNoWriMo – the national challenge to write a novel in just one month. But did you realize that WordWrites Guild folks are throwing their quills and ink pots into the literary ring of terror, as well?

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Writers who are burning that midnight oil, slaying untamed dragons, or sloshing through dark and stormy nights in an effort to complete 50,000 readable, coherent and novel-worthy words in just thirty days, are enthusiastically invited to drop in to the North Dearborn Branch Library for an unofficial Write-In each and every Tuesday during the month of November from 12-3. There will be plenty of hot coffee, a variety of cookies, cakes, etc. (yes, any excuse to bake), and a quiet place in which to grapple with the tools of the trade – words.

No need to reserve a spot or arrive at a specific time – this is a drop-in-write-in, so stop by as your schedule allows.  You’ll be warmly welcomed and heartily encouraged in your quest!

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