Writing and Business

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Blending creativity with bookkeeping is one of the more difficult challenges often faced by writers, artists, and musicians. WordsWrites Guild members frequently ask about the business side of their work, so in answer to those questions, we have invited Indiana CPA Maureen Sheets to our May 10th meeting in the Depot Room at the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

Ms. Sheets is an experienced accountant who has taught community finance classes and finances for women. She is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable, not only about general record keeping and taxation, but is fully aware that writers, both professional and those just starting out, have concerns specific to their line of work. Following Ms. Sheets’ presentation, she will be happy to answer verbal and written questions from the audience.

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This free program is open to the public, and reservations are not necessary. Although this event is geared particularly toward writers, anyone involved in the creation of art – literary, visual, etc. – will find useful information and a welcoming community of follow creatives at Thursday evening’s 6:00pm program.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

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In the Company of Writers

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This month can be the month when you finally take that chance and stop by a WordWrites Guild meeting.  Whether you are new to writing or a seasoned pro, you are welcome to share your love of words in a friendly, comfortable and enthusiastic setting.

This month’s prompt came to us from WWG member Pat H. (Thank you, Pat!). Have some fun and see what you can do with it in 500 words or fewer, and then attend one or both WWG meetings in March to find out where the following three words lead your fellow writers:

You

Me

Us

We’re looking forward to critiquing Susan T.’s current book-in-progress, sharing our prompt-inspired creations, and more! Be sure to mark your calendars for:

Thursday, March 8th in the Depot Room at the Lawrenceburg Public Library  6-8:00pm

Wednesday, March 28th in the meeting room at the Harrison Branch Library  6-8:00pm

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Meeting Dates, Locations:

Thursday, March 8th – Depot Room Lawrenceburg Public Library

Pi Day, March 14th – LPL Hidden Figures

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th –

Wednesday, March 28th – Meeting Room Harrison Branch Library

Be a Writer in Three Easy (WWG) Steps!

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  1. Sign up for regular updates from WordWrites Guild so you never miss a writing prompt.

  2. In 500 words or less, write a short piece incorporating and/or inspired by the current prompt.

  3. Stop by the next WordWrites Guild meeting where you can share your creation and listen to fellow writers read their unique take on the prompt. While there, spend a couple of hours talking about composition, writing challenges, word origins, on-going projects, language, and upcoming writers’ events with a friendly group of word-lovers just like you!

 

And just to get those creative juices flowing – here is the latest prompt:

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

Remember to limit your word count to 500 or fewer words, whether you produce a poem or pen a play. Although everyone is encouraged to share their writing with the group, we understand that not every writer is comfortable with jumping right in every time.  These prompts are for creative fun; they are an opportunity to stretch those fingers, click that keyboard, drag the pen across the paper – and see what happens.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on

Thursday, February 8th at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, in the Depot Room, 

from 6:00-8:00pm!

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Please note that during this meeting, we will critique submissions from members, share our writing, and discuss the important changes coming to WWG based upon the results of the recent Community Connections survey.

Just a Reminder …

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Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, December 14th, for the annual WordWrites Guild Holiday Open House. Everyone is invited to join WWG members for light refreshments, seasonal music, and friendly conversation.

The celebration takes place in the Sally Stenger Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library, from 6:30-8:00pm.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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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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