Big Changes Are Underway —

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Although we hope to enjoy at least a few more weeks of warm weather, WordWrites Guild is looking forward to a productive autumn and an exciting winter. In addition to taking advantage of regular writing prompts, WWG members are in the process of critiquing Susan T.’s newest project, and are currently updating the group’s 2018 calendar that is posted below.

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Every writer is invited to join this friendly group to talk about the craft of writing, the challenges of creating, and the thrill of language. No matter if you are new to writing or a seasoned author, you are welcome to stop by and connect with fellow wordsmiths.

The writer-focused meetings begin at 6:00PM and wrap up by 8:00PM. There is never a charge, and all you need to bring is yourself, your work, and your curiosity. There is no pressure to share your writing projects with the group, but you are encouraged to participate in discussions, critiques, and monthly writing exercises.

Please take a moment to subscribe to this site and/or sign up for email alerts. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information by email, text, and/or voice message.  We appreciate your interest and are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Please note the upcoming dates and locations listed below.

 

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Updated Schedule

October 12 – North Dearborn Public Library

October 26 – Lawrenceburg Public Library

November 9 – North Dearborn Public Library

November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 14 – Annual Open House at Lawrenceburg – Bring a friend!

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2018 Start of NEW Schedule

Every second Thursday at the Lawrenceburg Public Library (LPL)

To start off the New Year, the January 11th meeting will be held from 6-8pm in the private party room at Maverick’s on US50 in Greendale/Lawrenceburg

February 8 – Depot Room, LPL

March 8 – Depot Room, LPL

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13 – Annual Open House!

 

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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.

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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Dotting the I’s, Crossing the T’s

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… and tripping the light fantastique!

Be sure to clear your calendar for Thursday, July 13th at the North Dearborn Public Library for the next 6:00pm gathering of writers at the WordWrites Guild.

Bring your creativity, your curiosity, and your creation inspired by the latest prompts:

To be young

The sound of Marcie’s feet

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Tiptoeing Through the Fountain of Youth

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Or shuffling or padding or clicking. What do you hear when you read this week’s prompts?

To be young

The sound of Marcie’s feet

Write down your youthful story based upon this auditory suggestion so everyone can enjoy your melodic creation – of 500 words or fewer – at the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, July 13th at 6:00pm in the Dunevant Room of the North Dearborn Public Library.

Fun With Words!

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We welcome May with quite an interesting assortment of words with which to create, compose, and craft. These disparate choices were made by blindly reagirls-1149935_1920ching into that shimmering universe of language – a vintage box of vocabulary cards! Oh, the joy of discovering an antediluvian word – just waiting to be released from the dust and silence of disuse.

Circumlocution

Lavish

Placid

Euphony

Baffled

Protuberance

As always, the word limit is 500 – and you can use your imagination as far as content, genre, etc. Of course you are welcome to play along at home, although you might have a better time joining your fellow word-geeks at the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, May 11 at the North Dearborn Library from 6:00-8:00. We are always happy to see new faces, to hear new voices – and to learn new things!

 

 

Writers Bloom Where They are …

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… Well Tended, Usually

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One of the best ways to nurture your craft, quench your creative thirst, and reach toward the sky is within a growing community of caring, respectful, encouraging, and cheerful wordies! Join in the conversation, laughter and planting of ideas at this week’s WordWrites Guild meeting at 6:00pm in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

Consider sharing your current project, and/or your take on this week’s 500 word or less prompt:

a can of Easy Cheese
the way she made tea
to be the great seducer

We always look forward to seeing sunny faces; hearing fresh voices, so please stop by or contact us via social media, email, text or voice message – or by leaving a comment below. In the meantime, we encourage you to carry a poem in your pocket to celebrate National Poetry Month – here’s a seasonal favorite you might enjoy:

 

The Peddler of Flowers
Amy Lowell, 1874 – 1925

I came from the country
With flowers,
Larkspur and roses,
Fretted lilies
In their leaves,
And long, cool lavender.

I carried them
From house to house,
And cried them
Down hot streets.
The sun fell
Upon my flowers,
And the dust of the streets
Blew over my basket.

That night
I slept upon the open seats
Of a circus,
Where all day long
People had watched
The antics
Of a painted clown.

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