Weekly Writing Prompt — Aug. 10, 2011 Edition


Can you feel the energy? Wow! Our group is really humming! Three of our members got positive responses from agents and/or editors at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference. Congratulations, Steve Matlock, David Moore and Takako Wright! We look forward to you sharing with us all you learned and to hear your experiences at our next work session on Sept. 11.
Also, one of our members other artistic endeavors his being featured coming up next month. Kathy Hogan will be featured in an Issaquah Art Gallery. Congratulations Kathy. I hope all of you can maybe come out for the opening night event (Friday, Sept. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) More information on that later as it may become a “field trip” for the group.
Way to go. As I said to so many of you in the very beginning, you get out of this group what you put into it. Steve, David, Takako and Kathy have showed what fruits can be produced from working hard at your passion. So, take a page from their play book and keep working hard. It does pay off.
Just a reminder that there are no work sessions this month. This weekend we are participating in Write Now! Unfortunately, Nancee Johnson’s must bow out due to a family emergency. Our thoughts and prayers are with her. But if any of you were kicking yourself for not being involved in this fun, we have a spot available Sunday morning from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your place will be laying the ground work for “The End” so it is a very important role. Won’t you please consider? Attached is our schedule as it is right now, so you can see that some folks are already scheduled twice. Would love to have some other energies and talent to pull from for this event. Let me know ASAP if you can pitch-hit.
Our work session later in the month is cancelled due to the Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale. Do take some time and support them, because without the library’s support via their space, we may not be as strong a group as we are.
This fundraiser for the group is a big source for the Library, so SnoValley Writes! wholeheartedly encourages folks to partake in it.
Still looking also for someone to organize an impromptu pot-luck on Aug. 28, during the time we would have normally had our work session (3 to 5 p.m.). Nothing fancy, just some place we can meet and greet to share some food and beverages and chat about the craft we love so much — writing, and get to know each other better. Let me know if you’d like to do that.
Prompt today is one of the last towards our Word Jazz event:  Three politicians vy for one position. Each one of their partners has the means to end their political career. Write a scene of no more than 1500 words surrounding that theme. Write a poem of the politicization of three if you’re so inspired. A one-act play perhaps?
Moment of Writing Zen for the week:
As soon as we lay our hand on the pen, or the computer keyboard, we cease to be the
helpless victims of whatever it was that enslaved and diminished us before we began to
write. Not the slaves of our predicament nor of our private anxieties; not of the “official
narrative” of our country, nor of fate itself. We write. The world is not closing in on us.
–David Grossman, “Writing in the Dark”

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
Sno Valley Writes!
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“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” ~ Lord Byron