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Weekly Writing Prompt — Nov. 16, 2011 Edition

Wow, the middle of November. Ouch. The forecast is calling for Snow this weekend, however, all those hot little writing hands are not going to allow it to stick around much.

For those still participating in National Novel Writing Month:  Kudos! Keep at it. Even if you don’t make 50k — all the words you have are good ones. You allowed yourself, gave yourself permission to be creative. Keep it up. Don’t give up. Heck, I’m only at 8k and I’m not giving up. Today’s goal is to simply get to 10k. If you’re having trouble, I encourage you to come out to one of the write-ins and challenge yourself with your fellow WriMos and SnoValley Writes! members and do some word wars, talk out your plot, your characters. Ask any veteran of a Write-In, they will tell you they are hugely helpful. I got an extra 800 words yesterday thanks to a write-in. I doubt I would have gotten those without the support of my fellow writers. And that’s why we’re here. Support. Encouragement. Education. We help you reach new literary peaks. 😀
Don’t forget SnoValley Writes! authors who were featured in Views, Voices & Verses Vol. II: Fall Into Story, will be signing copies of the anthology on Monday (Nov. 21) at Selah Gifts in Downtown North Bend (Bendigo and 3rd Street area…right next door to Carriage House). Signing begins at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see many of you there!
Still looking for a project manager to get Word Jazz organized. Anyone? Buehler? Anyone? Let me know if you’re interested. You will be fully supported by the board, but you will be leading the charge to create a successful literary event.
Still looking for a project manager to lead the Annual Writing Contest.
Today’s prompt:  So stealing this from NaNoWriMo because it’s 7 a.m. and my brain has only half a cup of coffee…
Sit down and free write and focus on you or your character observing a duck that is missing something. You decide if its literal or metaphorical. Could be a wing, an eye, it’s webbed foot. Could be your character’s best friend that represents the duck. Like I said, you decide. Would love to see what folks come up with — post on our SnoValley Writes! Facebook Page what you came up with when you’ve finished.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Until we accept the fact that life is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.” Henry Miller

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