Thank You …

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… for taking the time to participate in our recent survey, and for your interest in WordWrites Guild. Although the Community Connections survey has closed, we look forward to sharing ideas, suggestions and answering questions at upcoming WordWrites Guild meetings and events.

Your input matters, and already changes are underway to better meet the needs of area writers. Please plan to attend the next WWG meeting on February 8th in the Depot Room at Lawrenceburg Public Library from 6:00pm until 8:00pm to learn more.

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I/O as a Writing Exercize

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Stories are based upon decisions – the woman refused to marry for love, so settled for wealth; the safe-cracker rescued the child, and in doing so exposed his true identity;  the spider wrote fine things about the pig for his salvation, but not her own.

At every crossroad the writer faces choices, conflicts, opposites. This writing assignment was suggested by Marty, and is as simple or as complicated as you want it to be:

Begin with a binary situation, basically, the opposite of anything. It might be yes/no, war/peace, on/off, light/dark, life/death … anything that you consider to be two opposing somethings … and write a 512 word or less essay, poem, memoir, etc. incorporating that conflict.

Our nantipodal-39630_1280ext meeting will be especially exciting, enlightening, and entertaining as each of us shares our binary work. We hope you join us on Thursday, August 4th at the North Dearborn Branch Library at 6:00pm.

We always welcome members’ suggestions for writing prompts, guest speakers, and future events. Becoming a member is free and as easy as coming to a meeting. We welcome your input!

 

May is a Mabsoot Month

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For WWG’s latest word prompts and writing assignment,

please click the Writing tab, above.

In the interest of neoterism, you are invited to exercise your own verbomania and play an eclectic word match game.

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So often writers are reminded to rein in their love of words when writing. An expansive vocabulary might be a coveted asset during a heated game of Speed Scrabble, but can sometimes be seen as an obstacle for the general reader.

This is certainly a reasonable argument, but one which should not limit any logophile’s or malaprop’s pursuit of underused words or discovery of forgotten verbage.

The following words were found on Mr. Steve Chrisomalis’ magnificent website:

http://phrontistery.info/index.html

After completing the quiz, please visit Phrontistery.com, or scroll down for the answers.

Vacherin

  1. Sweet disposition, especially in conversation
  2. Sweet mixture of meringue and whipped cream
  3. Superficially sweet, insincere, two-faced

Keister

  1. Large nose
  2. Ruffian or gangster
  3. Burglar’s tool kit

Davit

  1. Legal document
  2. Device for hoisting and lowering a boat
  3. Long couch

Zegedine

  1. Cocktail ingredient made from lemons
  2. Silver drinking-cup
  3. Bar tool used to swirl/blend

Sabaton

  1. Long sword with slightly curved blade
  2. Foot-covering as part of suit of armour
  3. Novice conductor’s instrument

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Are you feeling confident? Are you ready to impress fellow word-geeks with your verbal prowess?

If so, brace yourselves … the correct definitions are below:

Vacherin

  1. Sweet disposition, especially in conversation
  2. Sweet mixture of meringue and whipped cream
  3. Superficially sweet, insincere, two-faced

Keister

  1. Large nose
  2. Ruffian or gangster
  3. Burglar’s tool kit

Davit

  1. Legal document
  2. Device for hoisting and lowering a boat
  3. Long couch

Zegedine

  1. Cocktail ingredient made from lemons
  2. Silver drinking-cup
  3. Bar tool used to swirl/blend

Sabaton

  1. Long sword with slightly curved blade
  2. Novice conductor’s instrument
  3. Foot-covering as part of suit of armour

 

TahDah! You are quite the word-monger, aren’t you? Bravo to you!

You are invited to share your own discoveries of new, eclectic and fun words at upcoming WordWrites Guild meetings, held every first and third Thursdays at 6:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fanfare, Flags and Fireworks!

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In just a few days, the skies will be ablaze

with shimmering red, white and blue as

America celebrates another birthday.

 

The WordWrites Guild will not meet on July 3rd

 

in order to have ample time to pack a picnic,

unfurl the beach towels and

sing along with the fife and drum!

 

Please note that

WordWrites Guild will meet again on

JULY 17th at the Lawrenceburg Public Library

6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

We will critique any submissions received through

July 10th at that time.

 

Have a water-safe, fireworks-savvy, and

Wonderful Fourth of July!

 

AN OPEN INVITATION

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The WordWrites Guild,
the Lawrenceburg Public Library District and the Friends of the Library
cordially invite you to a
 
Holiday Open House
Ewbank Room
Lawrenceburg Public Library
Thursday, December 19 6:00pm – 8:00pm
 
You are welcome to enjoy light refreshments, listen to seasonal music, meet fellow writers, and talk with members of the community interested in writing
 
This festive event is open to everyone.
Please feel free to bring family and friends.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you then.
 
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