Good morning writers!
I hope the autumn season is treating you well. Enjoy the sunshine while you can.
NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. A mere five days away. The official Snoqualmie Valley region’s kick off is Nov. 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Brewery and Tap Room. We’ll have a section in the loft area. We’ll go until at least 9 p.m., but you are welcome to stay past that and get your word count for the day. There will be some formal activities: meet-n-greet, locking away your inner editor, word wars, etc. Please join us for a great start to a great month of literary abandon. Remember this year we have a quasi-theme: 30 Days, 30 Ways to Play…Writer! Each day there is the availability of a write-in. For most of them there is a person already planning on being at that particular write-in. Look on your regional calendar on the Snoqualmie Valley region page and you can see where and when we’ll be. I’ve also provide a link here: firstname.lastname@example.org This also includes a virtual write-in on Thanksgiving, which will likely always be there. Details coming on where that “hang out” will be.
Also, our Word Jazz will definitely be in the Spring, as will also be our annual writing contest. I’m still looking for some volunteers to help with organizing this. Let me know if you’re interested. We need a good project manager. In conjunction with the writing contest and Word Jazz we’ll be publishing another journal. So start writing. We’re looking for at least three of these words to be in the prose or poem that you submit as members of SnoValley Writes!: Three, Magic, Number, Valley, Anniversary, Coffee, Friends, Ashes, Determination, or Quest. There are no bonus points if you get all the words. But, feel free to challenge yourself.
Today’s prompt is stolen from my very favorite writer’s calendar (A Working Writer’s Daily Planner). Perhaps it will help inspire those of you looking for your next story or your NaNo. Feel free to use this prompt as a personal essay, memoir/creative non-fiction start, or write it as fiction from the perspective of a main character.
“Picture a conversation between two people you know who will never get a chance to speak to each other…people in your life who, for whatever reasons, are highly unlikely to ever meet. Yet suddenly they have. Why? Without your being there, wheat are they saying? Do they realize they know you? What would they say about you if they make the connection?”
SnoValley Writes! Board meeting is this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Carriage House. Anyone is welcome to attend. Remember we’re still looking for another position to be filled on our board, to fill the huge sucking chest wound left by April (we miss you!) when she had to move off to the islands. If you’re interested, please let us know. This position must be filled no later than April, but preferably sooner.
And now your moment of Writing Zen: “The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan.
What did you Write today?
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