Hello Everyone,I'd like to thank everyone who joined us last night for the meeting of The Writer's
Practice Group for contributing to the discussion. Last night's meeting of The Writer's
Practice Group was a discussion of showing versus telling. You can find a recorded archive
of the meeting on the Friends of Bookshare web site at: http://www.friendsofbookshare.orgThe next meeting of The Writer's Practice Group will be next Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at
6:00P.M. Pacific time, 7:00 P.M. Mountain Time, 8:00 P.M. Central Time, and 9:00 P.M.
Eastern Time in the Friends of Bookshare Classroom. You can access the classroom at the
following link. Friends of Bookshare Class Room: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs0f1c528bd81bIf you enjoy writing, please join us and bring your writing on one of the topics listed
below to read aloud to the group. If you are unable to read your piece of writing aloud,
but would like to share, you can e-mail me a copy of your piece and I can display it as text
for the group to read together. Please send me your topic no later than 4:30 P.M. Pacific
time the day of the meeting. My e-mail address is: mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx I look forward to seeing you there! Peace, Mayrie WRITING TOPICS FOR THE NEXT WEEKHere are some writing topics to spur you on in your daily writing practice during the next
week. These topics are designed to help you to, "Show, not tell." Choose one topic to
bring to the next meeting and read aloud to the group. Remember to keep the piece, or part
of a piece of writing that you choose to share to a length that can be read aloud in five
minutes or less, no more than one-thousand words. Happy writing!1. You're walking along the beach one cool and crisp morning when you notice something
sticking out of the sand. As you get closer, you realizeit's a bottle with a message in it. You crack the bottle open and read it. What does it say?
2. You've been going through a dry spell in the dating department, so you've been set up on
a blind date. You're asked to meet this stranger atthe food court in your local mall. When the date arrives you're shocked to find out that
it's a famous fictional character. Describe the scene (who's the mystery date, how did you react and what happened the rest of the date).3. The temperature outside is finally above freezing and winter's snow is beginning to
melt, revealing a season's worth of lost things. Disregardinghats and mittens, a man walking his dog becomes intrigued with a black velvet box. He opens
it and is shocked to discover its contents. What's inside the box and how did it get there?4. It's the holiday season, and you still have a lot of shopping to do, so you're skipping
work. Your boss, who won't accept, "I'm not feeling well,"as an excuse, requires a more outlandish reason. Write an excuse that begins, "You're not
going to believe this, but ..." and ends with the phrase, " ... and that's why I can't come to work today.5. Describe your workspace in vivid detail. What items are on your desk? What pictures do
you have on the walls? What does your trash can look like? To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.