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Weekly Writing Prompt — May 23, 2012 Edition

Greetings! Hope the rain and cloud cover has you inspired and not mired in “where is the sun?” complaints.

Once again, we continue with our work through The Artist’s Way together. We are still working through the tasks and exercises in Chapter 4 — for those keeping track via their own copy of the book.
But, first, it’s check-in time!
1. Morning Pages?
2. Artist’s Date?
3. No reading this past week? What did you do instead?
4. Doing the tasks and exercises?
Today’s Tasks include the environment and time travel.
1.  Environment:  Describe your ideal environment. Town? Country? Sank? Cozy? One paragraph. One image, drawn or clipped, that conveys this. (For those with Tumblr Accounts, feel free to do this there). What’s your favorite season? Why? Go through some magazines and find an image of this. Or draw it. Place it near your working area.
2.  Time Travel:  Describe yourself at eighty. What did you do after fifty that you enjoyed? Be very specific. Now, write a letter from you at eighty to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself? What interests would you urge yourself to pursue? What dreams w2ould you encourage?
3.  Time Travel:  Remember yourself at eight. What did you like to do? What were your favorite things? Now, write a letter from you at eight to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself?
4.  Environment:  Look at your house. Is there any room that you could make into a secret, private space for yourself? Convert the TV room? Buy a screen or hand a sheet and cordon off a section of some other room? This is your dream area. It should be decorated for fun and not as an office. All you really need is a chair or pillow, something to write on, some kind of little alter area for flowers and candles. This is to help you center on the fact that creativity is a spiritual, not an ego, issue.
DayTrippers on Friday at the Black Dog at 9:30 a.m. until about Noon-ish.
Monday Midday Muse at Pioneer Cafe at 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m. ish
Writer’s Cafe @ Carriage Insurance at 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Next Writer’s WorkShop Session:  June 10th.
Steve Matlock kindly shared this link and information. Might be of interest to some of you:
Direct submissions to Arthur Levine (@Scholastic)
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“The primary imagination I hold to be the Living Power.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Weekly Writing Prompt — February 29, 2012 Edition (In a time warp)

Yes, we’re a day late. My apologies, I’ve been in a time-warp of sorts. I kept thinking it was Tuesday yesterday, even though my calendar and reminders clearly said it was Wednesday.

So, that’s your prompt. It’s a trope — but its a fun trope. Write a story that has some sort of time or time travel element in it.
I’m writing this on the fly because I’m already late for the start of a day due to some tech emergencies. So please forgive the abruptness of this.
1.  Everyone participating in Word Jazz needs to have their final copy and images (which you own or have permission to use and we won’t have any copyright issues with…) to SHERI KENNEDY. Do not send them to me. Please send them to Sheri. She is on the “to” line here for convenience.

2.  Tonight is the Open Mic at Black Dog. If you want some reading experience, or at minimum want to see how others do it, I encourage you to attend. They start sign ups at 6:30 p.m. and the open-mic starts at 7 p.m. My son plans to debut his “comedic writing” tonight as well; it would be great if you came out and supported him, at minimum.
3.  Friday is Day Trippers Write In, currently being held at Country Pride restaurant at Truck Town (north of exit 34 off I-90). 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Hope to see you there.
4.  Monday Midday Muse at Toads. Another write in from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
5.  Our very own Writer’s Cafe (bring your own snacks and drinks) at Carriage Insurance House at 3rd and Bendigo in North Bend. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Still looking for suggestions for local literary figures to invite to our upcoming literary salons.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~Albert Einstein

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