Weekly Writing Prompt — January 7, 2015 Edition

Happy New Year Writers!

And brilliant sunshine for those of us in the land of Twin Peaks.
Happy Birthday to our member, Takako Wright, too.
There is lots coming up in January, so tune up your calendars:
Workshop on January 17 at 10:30 a.m. until noon. Come prepared to share writing, to read, and provide feedback. This will be a peer-lead workshop. Bring at least three copies of your work to get three perspectives. Bring a poem, a short story, a chapter. Anything that can be handled within the timeframe of this workshop.
I was telling you all about the Storyteller Circle last month and it was really inspirational and fun! So, I hope you will join us again this month. Because of the holidays the scheduling of the workshop has jumped an extra week and will be on Jan. 17th (It’s typically the second week of the month). It’s in the afternoon at the North Bend visitors’ center and art gallery (right by Bartells). We start talking story at 3 p.m. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring that as well. Musical story is appreciated as well. Join the event via Facebook if you like, too. Make this your weekly artist’s date if you like.
Speaking of artist’s dates…that’s the prompt this week. Is to look at the month of January and make sure you have an artist date lined up each week for yourself. They are an investment in your creative life and, in my opinion, an exercise in self-care. So what are your artist’s dates this month?
One last administrative note, please continue to share with me your successes so I can share with the group, post on our web site, etc. I’d like to share that on January 3rd I got notification that my first serious essay piece was accepted for publication. As soon as the ink is dry on the contract, I’ll be able to share more with you. Please share your successes with all of us as well.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
― Charlotte Brontë

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
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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