Weekly Writing Prompt — Sept. 25, 2013 Edition


Oh wow! What a great work session we had last night. I certainly hope that you might make the next one — Oct. 8, 6 p.m. at the North Bend Library Meeting Room. We will be continuing with my make-shift “Poor Writer’s MFA.” Don’t know what that’s about? Check out this link:
Don’t worry if you missed our kick-off; we’ll keep at it and you’re welcome to join when you’re able. But, someday is today, as I always say.
Today’s prompt continues our PW-MFA.
I want you to get a book you’ve always wanted to read, could be something you maybe were hesitant to read, a classic you never got around to, or just a book on your bedside table or book shelf that has been waiting for you. It’s time. It’s time to read that book. As you read it I want you to read it as a writer. Pay close attention to the story arc, the character development, the pace, sentence structure. Get a notebook and take notes. Write out passages that you particularly enjoy. When you finish (obviously, this may be a multi-week project), write a review of the book. Write the review as if you were talking directly to the author — writer to writer. If you have a blog, post that review. Regardless if you post it, it’s a great exercise and will help you develop your skills.
As I told the group last night, SnoValley Writes! is five years old. We missed its actual birthday in August; but, a party is still forthcoming. Stay tuned.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~Woody Allen

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
Sno Valley Writes!
Helping Writers Reach New Literary Peaks Since 2008
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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