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.


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!





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


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:


October 12th   North Dearborn Public Library



October 26th   Lawrenceburg Public Library

As Easy As 5-7-5, Sort Of

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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?
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 …

In 500 Words or Less …

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… write a short-short story, create a poem, come up with a limerick – whatever you’d prefer – using the following prompt as inspiration:


Five bucks left on the table


Then plan to join the WordWrites Guild at the North Dearborn Public Library at 6:00pm tomorrow, June 8th to read your work of literary genius while enjoying the company of fellow wordies.


Sharpen the Pencil, Smooth the Paper

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You are more than welcome to share your talents, questions, works-in-progress, or simply a love of words with fellow wordsmiths at this week’s WordWrites Guild meeting at 6:00pm at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. We will be reading our literary homework based upon the following assignment:

  • a former child star
  • the last day of school

You might be surprised, entertained; even moved, by the varied and personal writing that has been inspired by one set of prompts. It’s like recess for words!


Location Correction

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For those of you who are scratching your heads, perusing multiple maps, compasses and train timetables – wondering where, exactly, WordWrites Guild is planning to meet this week – well, the search is over with this corrected and apologgirl-1828079_1920etic update.

Everyone is invited to join WordWrites Guild at the Lawrenceburg Public Library this Thursday, April 27th from 6:PM-8:00PM.

WordWrites Guild is relieved, happy and definitely glad to report that we have returned to our normal schedule:

Every Second Thursday – North Dearborn Branch Library

Every Fourth Thursday – Lawrenceburg Public Library

We always meet from 6:00PM and always welcome new writers to join the discussion, the writing exercizes – the company of other writers.

From time to time we will meet at a local restaurant or coffee shop, but those events will be clearly posted on this site. If you have any suggestions, we’re always glad to hear from you.


Thank you for your support and interest.

We’re looking forward to sharing writing, ideas and challenges on

Thursday, April 27th in Lawrenceburg.

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