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Weekly Writing Prompt — Oct. 23, 2013 Edition

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I can feel the creative energy building all around us. It’s that time of year where the days grow dark so fast, we’re forced back into our writing caves and art studios. We have to create. We snuggle with books by the fire, and let our creative muses dance through our lives unfettered. Embrace the season. Create.
It has been a very busy week for SnoValley Writes! members. A workshop on Monday; a workshop on Tuesday; two writing cafes. Some of us are headed to Seattle this evening for the Lit Crawl. And tomorrow’s writing cafe right on the heels. If you’ve been unable to do these things — be sure you’re signing up for National Novel Writing Month. The kick off is Nov. 1. at Boxley’s in North Bend for the entire Snoqualmie Region. Sign up at nanowrimo.org and you’ll get even more support to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Feel free to friend me there, I’m HeroProtagonist (ask me during a cafe how that name came to be….).
Today’s writing exercise is about finishing. For those that know my creation schedule more intimately, they know that I’m knocking on the door of finishing a weird urban fantasy novel that began — as a project during NaNoWriMo — back in 2009. I need to finish it this weekend, so I have a few days to prep for NaNoWriMo where I’m going to tackle my very first creative non-fiction piece. Having some “back up” energy, knowing that there are other folks out there “finishing” projects, too
You need to find a project — either a story that’s done that needs a home, a poem that needs revision, an outline that needs doing, a kitchen drawer that needs organizing, the special trash dump that needs doing, or even a craft or piece of visual art you need to get complete. It may be anything you’ve been avoiding that needs to get “DONE.” Make a plan to get it done before next Wednesday.
I’d love to know (either email me or comment on our blog, or post to our facebook) what you accomplished. Inspire me and the rest of the group with your stories of getting something done.
Go now. Get it done!
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” ~Euripides

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