The Amelia Writer’s Group will meet on August 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
The group has changed its format a little. In the first half of the meeting we will have timed writings, discussion of techniques, speakers and information sharing. The second half will be dedicated to sharing writings and receiving feedback. Anyone who wishes feedback on a piece of work will need to bring copies of what they will read for everyone. Sharing time is limited to 15 minutes with 5 minutes allocated for feedback. Feedback may be written or verbal.
In August I will share information from the book Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott as well as character charts and websites.
Here are some prompts to get your creative juices flowing:
1. You’re on a golf course taking part in a fundraiser to cure a disease that’s near and dear to your heart. On the 11th hole, you hit a ball into the woods. While searching for that ball, you see a white rabbit that stops, looks you right in the eye and says, “Follow me.”
2. A mad scientist approaches you with an offer: He has a secret potion that will help you get the thing you want most in this world—be it a person, a thing, an ability, etc. What you don’t know (and won’t reveal until the end of your story) is that there is one dire consequence (not death) from drinking the potion.
3. You get a message, it is obviously for you, but it is scrawled in lipstick on a mirror in a public restroom. It’s unexpected, but now you know exactly where the killer is hiding. It’s time to find him and, hopefully, your friend (and hopefully your friend is still alive). Write this scene.
Create a short story/paragraph using these five words:
County fair, watermelon, hot, horse, quilt
See you on August 14th. New members are always welcome.