Weekly Writing Prompt — November 9, 2011 Edition

Wow, 9 days into November already. Yowsa!

NaNoWriMo Update:  
Dont’ fear if you’re behind like me. Some of us are late bloomers. Just keep at it. Come to a write-in, too. The word wars work just as well as Write or Die without erasing your hard fought words. 
Upcoming Write-Ins: As with all the write-ins, look for the rubber ducky on the table, or at minimum the nano-stickered laptops).
Today:  Sawdust Coffee Company, North Bend, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of room, plugs, internet, good coffee
Thursday:  Happy Hour Write-In at Fall City Roadhouse 4 to 7 p.m. Hosted by DukTap (aka Kathy Gabriel). Meet in the pub.
Friday:  Toad’s North Bend, 9:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. If you’re the first one there, get the far back table.
Saturday:  North Bend Library from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Winney and Quinnleeeee (aka Vicky and Sheri).
Sunday:  North Bend Library Meeting Room — Regular Writer’s Work Session (all welcome) 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Note:  on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the North Bend Library, the King County Library System is presenting The Art of the Novel, a presentation of a variety of narrative artworks to serve as inspiration for a novel. The artworks will relate to the following genres:  mystery, fantasy, romance, memoir, historical, thriller and adventure. Need some inspiration? Plan to attend right before our work session)
Monday:  Music Muse Write-In at Boxley’s (North Bend) 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., they are opening up a special room for us. So please show support and come out for this one! Jazz in the background to help fuel your writing flame. 
Tuesday:  Writer’s Cafe, Carriage House (North Bend) 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (this is where I made a breakthrough last night! A great environment to get the words down!)
Upcoming News:  
Nov. 21st — 6:30 p.m. SnoValley Writes! Fall Into Story Book Signing at Selah’s Gifts! Come get some early Holiday Gifts and support your fellow writers. Authors with other works will have them available as well! Do plan to be there!
Dec. 12th SnoValley Writes! Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Carriage House All invited to attend. This will be a work session to get our Federal Tax Exception worked out.
Needed:  Project Manager for Word Jazz!


Writing Prompt for this week:  Go somewhere unusual — the side of the river, a park bench, steal into an empty conference room at lunch — and write, just write, freewrite, whatever comes to mind. That guy Fred whose cubicle is catty-corner from you and is constantly shuffling, the sound of the river’s current along the shore, the sound of the birds in the tree at the park. Anything. Everything. Just sit and write out of your normal writing zone. If you’ve never been to a write-in, that would qualify as well. Mimic a conversation you hear at the cafe. Incorporate it into your prose.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast: in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
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