Each week on our Facebook page, we have writing prompts in a feature called Writing Prompt Wednesday. For those who do not have Facebook, here are the prompts from January 2017.
01/04/17 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write a poem using words from a famous letter
01/11/17 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write something so sweet, it makes your teeth hurt
01/18/17 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about not being able to see ahead of you
01/25/17 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about what scares you a little?
Minutes from Writer’s Guild December meeting
December 13, 2016 – 6 pm- Arts Center
Attendees: Eric Smith, Lee Wyndham, Connie Terpack, Roy Richardson, Amaryllis Turman
Welcome Eric Smith, first time attendee
Writing workshop January 28, 2017, fee $15
Eric writes Christian fiction and talked about his experience publishing his first book last September.
Lee participated in “Meet the Author” day at the Abbeville County Library. She had a very pleasant experience and thinks that we should try something similar at the Greenwood County Library. Prudence from Greenwood Country Library said this might be possible in March 2017.
Connie talked about her self-publishing experience. One of the drawbacks was that the finished book had tiny size 9 font that was not evident until after printing.
Roy talked about creating audiobooks. He said that packages are available for purchase to create audiobooks, it is also possible to purchase the equipment and if you would like to do it yourself. He said that it is important to research which equipment that will be best for your needs.
Amaryllis shared 2 haiku poems.
Each week on our Facebook page, we have writing prompts in a feature called Writing Prompt Wednesday. For those who do not have Facebook, here are the prompts from December 2016.
12/07/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about your favorite animal
12/14/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Friendship
12/21/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Envision a dragon. Do you battle him? Or is the dragon friendly? Use descriptive language.
12/28/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write a story or poem that starts with the word “hello”.
Each week on our Facebook page, we have writing prompts in a feature called Writing Prompt Wednesday. For those who do not have Facebook, here are the prompts from November 2016.
11/02/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – What’s for breakfast?
11/09/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write a poem or short story about that time you met a friend at a coffee shop.
11/16/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write something inspired by a recent dream you had.
11/23/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about a rocket-ship on it’s way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away
11/30/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about two people seeing each other for the first time
Each week on our Facebook page, we have writing prompts in a feature called Writing Prompt Wednesday. For those who do not have Facebook, here are the prompts from October 2016.
10/5/16: Writing Prompt Wednesday – Outside the Window
10/12/16: Writing Prompt Wednesday – Unrequited love
10/19/16: Writing Prompt Wednesday – Write about a ship or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.
10/26/16 Writing Prompt Wednesday – Who’s dancing and why are they tapping those toes?
When you have writer’s block or are having trouble describing your characters, here is an ’emotion wheel’ to help you get into your characters’ headspaces.
This is an excerpt from the short story Machu Picchu by Anna Muir (Gwen’s penname)
Comments are welcome!
The folk came in twos and threes, meeting each other on the paths through the mountains just as the sun came up. They sailed across the Pacific Ocean, walked down from the lands of ice and rocks, and hopped from sun-drenched cloud to cloud. They wore silks, furs, and nothing at all. They were pale, ebony, and green. The humans saw them, but didn’t know what they saw.
The mountains were washed in sunshine for the gathering. Usually shielded by fog that stretched from one emerald crown to another at this time of year, Machu Picchu was at its finest for the assembly of the folk. As the host nation for this century, Peru wanted its birds to show off their brightest plumage, and its mountains to stand their tallest.
Making the mountains warm enough for the folk from the Sahara to be comfortable, but
not so warm that the folk from the Artic passed out from heatstroke was tricky. For months Inti experimented, shining on each peak from each angle until he worked out how to create the perfect temperature. That settled, he convinced Jinn to play his flute made from the horn of an auroch so the folk would know where to come.
Jack in the Green arrived first, preceded by the pale jade vines and leaves that he sent forth to announce his coming. For such a large creature he lumbered up the mountains quickly, never stopping to rest or catch his breath. He smiled at Inti, then turned to look over the rows of stone houses and plateaus of farmland stacked one on top of the other…