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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Tonight’s Meeting Cancelled

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We apologize for providing such short notice, but tonight’s WordWrites Guild meeting has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused, but appreciate your understanding and hope to see everyone at the next WWG meeting at the North Dearborn Branch Library on November 9th at 6:00pm.

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One Month, Two Meetings, Same Prompt!

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We understand that some of our faithful WordWrites Guild followers are a little confused about the same writing prompt being used for both October meetings.

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Well, the reason for that bit of recycling is that some of our members only attend the Lawrenceburg meeting due to proximity to their home or job, personal schedules, etc., so they are unable to join us at the North Dearborn Library location. Since all of our members would like to take advantage of every prompt, we thought we’d simply share it with folks at both venues.

Now that you know the why – here’s a reminder about the what:

In 500 words or fewer, write a little something inspired by, based upon, or in spite of your greatest phobia. If you’d prefer not to share your own phobia(s), just make one up!

And don’t be afraid to have fun with it!

We’ll look forward to seeing you at 6:00pm at the Lawrenceburg Public Library on October 26th!

 

 

WoooWeeeHoooWheee

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It is officially October – the time of year when candles flicker and stories grow tall.

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Unleash your inner raconteur and spin a story inspired by your greatest phobia in 500 words, or even fewer.

 

Terrifying – chilling – or just silly – it’s up to you. Put that candlelight and quill dripping with ink (it is ink, isn’t it?), to good use and bring your frighteningly best work to one or both of this month’s WordWrites Guild meetings:

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October 12th   North Dearborn Public Library

 

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October 26th   Lawrenceburg Public Library

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.

Worth A Thousand Words

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… but we are limited to 500, of course!

 

Yes, this is the prompt for Thursday, August 24th. After gazing into the many layers (or by simply glancing at the surface) of this quirky photo, in 500 words or less you can entertain, enlighten, educate – or entangle – the reader.

Join your fellow word aficionados at the Lawrenceburg Public Library  this Thursday evening at 6:00pm to share your own photo-inspired creation. It should be interesting …

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