[bksvol-discuss] Writer's Practice Group Announcement

  • From: Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx,bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 01:30:18 -0800

Hello Everyone,

The next meeting of The Writer's Practice Group will be on Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00 P.M. pacific time, 9:00 eastern time in the Friends Of Bookshare classroom.The link for the classroom is:


We had a wonderful turn-out for this weeks meeting. I'd like to thank everyone who attended and who participated in the meeting for such an enthusiastic and supportive response to writing and to your fellow writers. I'd also like to encourage anyone with a hunger to write to join us at our next meeting. It is both thrilling and enlightening to share your writing and to hear the responses of others to that writing.

Below is a list of topics to spur you on in your daily writing practice this week. Please choose one of the first four topics to bring to the meeting and read aloud to the group. Due to the size of the group, the limitations of time, and the absolute necessity that as many people as possible be allowed to share their writing and receive the attention that each piece of writing deserves, please limit the piece of writing, or part of a piece of writing that you bring to read aloud to the group to something that can be read aloud in five minutes. This works out to about 1000 words.

If you are unable to read your writing aloud, it can be presented to the group to read on the screne during the group meeting. If you are unable to read aloud, and want to share, please send me your chosen piece of writing no later than 4:30 P.M. the day of the meeting on November 21, so that I can have it ready for the group to read. My e-mail address is


You can send me your piece of writing or any questions you might have.

        Have a great time writing!


1. Write in different places?for example, in a laundromat, and pick up on the rhythm of the washing machines. Write at bus stops, in cafes. Write what is going on around you.

2.      Visualize a place that you really love, be there, see the
 details. Now write about it. It could be a corner of your
 bedroom, an old tree you sat under one whole summer,
 a table at McDonald's in your neighborhood, a place by
 a river. What colors are there, sounds, smells? When
 someone else reads it, she should know what it is like to
 be there. She should feel how you love it, not by your
 saying you love it, but by your handling of the details.

3. Write about "leaving." Approach it any way you want. Write about your divorce, leaving the house this morning, or a friend dying.

4.      Write about the streets of your city.

5. Write about anything at all that interests you, just keep the commitment to yourself and to your writing to sit down and write. HAVE FUN!

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