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Hello, Minnie Howard Writers:

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. We had an enjoyable picnic in Caldwell Park for our last meeting. Thanks to LaRaine, Louise, Andrea, Trish and Donna who read or recited for us, and to everyone who brought tasty goodies as well as their pleasant company.

LaRaine Larsen has suggested we exercise our creative juices for the upcoming August 20th meeting at the Marshall Public Library. In an entertaining deviation from our usual topics, LaRaine would like us each to write a one or two page ESSAY on some IMPORTANT EVENT IN OUR LIVES. She says to avoid the hackneyed, given subjects like death, birth, marriage, etc. Make it some other peculiar event from the past that meant a lot or changed your life forever in some large or small way.

You don’t need to sign up to read for this essay part in the first hour, and you don’t need to bring copies for everyone unless you want to. If we keep our pieces down to a page or two, we will still have time for the usual public readings during the second hour. If you don’t have an essay, come anyway and listen to the sure-to-please results of LaRaine’s assignment.

In the second half of the meeting we still have three 15-minute slots for writers who want to share some of their other work and seek feedback from the group. To sign up to read in the second hour, click on comments below, and please bring ten copies of your reading so we can follow along.

Sherrie Seibert Goff

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Here’s the (belated) writing prompt for November:

“If I could accomplish one more thing, I would…”

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Write a response to the following prompt. You can do it on your own, or add it as a comment to this post:

“A noise outside awakens you one night. You look out the window and see a spaceship. Write what happens next.”

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Here’s the September Writing Prompt:

“Pretend you were selected to receive a special award. Write the article that would be in the newspaper to announce your award.”

Feel free to keep your written response to yourself, or share it by posting it in the comments to this prompt.

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Our June-July writing prompt comes courtesy of Ron Dean: Become an insect looking for food or a place to rest.  Live your challenges.

See our writing prompt instructions on how to respond.

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Here’s the writing prompt for May:

1) Describe an aspect of the world using smells within 100 words.

Not sure what to do with this? See our previous writing prompt for guidance.

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Hi fellow writers,

It’s been a crazy week for me, but now I finally have a few moments to bring you up to speed on where we’ve been and where we’re going. (more…)

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