Weekly Writing Prompt — January 18, 2107 Edition


Huzzah! We have a name for our special guest speaker on Saturday! Lori A. May. If you haven’t been to one of our workshops in a while, I would highly encourage you to attend this Saturday (Jan. 21) at 10:30 a.m. at the North Bend Library’s meeting room. Ms. May will be talking about pitching, getting an agent, and other writerly questions you scribes have for her. I’m hoping to continue having guest speakers as often as possible, and our reception with Ms. May will determine how often other visiting panelists would like to visit us.
Following Ms. May’s presentation, we’ll have a very short assignment to get us going on our year-long track of Level Up Your Writing. Bring the book that you plan to use throughout the year. Should be an author whose work you admire and writing style you would like to reach for (understanding, of course, that you will not BE that writer, but you can learn from them).
Then every week leading up to the next workshop there will be mini assignments in this weekly email (we will discuss further on Saturday).
Hope to see you all on Saturday and represent what a great organization Sno Valley Writes! is.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
—Allen Ginsberg