I'm really sorry I keep missing them! This time I promise I'll be there with bells on. Hmm, maybe I can play jingle bells with them, smile.
Julia----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 6:16 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Writer's Practice Group Announcement
Hello Everyone,Last night's meeting of The Writer's Practice Group was a discussion of the use ofImagery. You can find an archive of the meeting in mp3 format on the Friends Of BookshareWeb site at http://www.friendsofbookshare.orgThe next meeting of The Writer's Practice Group will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at6:00 P.M. pacific, 7:00 mountain, 8:00 central, and 9:00 eastern time, in the Friends OfBookshare Classroom. The direct link to the classroom is Friends of Bookshare Class Room: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs0f1c528bd81bI look forward to seeing you there. Below are some writing topics to help inspireyou in your daily writing practice, and guidelines for sharing your writing at the nextmeeting. If you need to contact me, my e-mail address is also below. Have a great holiday, and have fun writing! Peace, Mayrie mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx NEXT WEEK'S WRITING TOPICSChoose one of the first three topics to bring to next week's meeting. These three topicsare especially designed to help you to focus on using imagery. Remember to keep the piece,or part of a piece that you bring to share to something that can be read aloud in fiveminutes or less, about 1000 words.1. Write about a bus or train station, or an airport. Try for fresh and appropriateimagery. Choose any point of view, yours, or perhaps that of a character you are workingwith lately.2. Here is a list of common objects and actions. Use them to create some very short, uniqueand appropriate images. Clouds, moon, ice cream cone, dead trees lining a parkway, a brokensidewalk, a faded pair of blue jeans.Walking down the street, going home, eating a very crisp apple, falling asleep in school,waking on a very cold morning, changing gears on a ten-speed bike.3. Begin with the phrase "I remember" and start writing. It doesn't matter whether you stick with one memory or list several. You can retrieve memories from as far back as childhood (or past lives!) to as recently as yesterday. If you get stuck just keep repeating the phrase "I remember," in writing, until something else forms in your consciousness. Don't even be concerned with the authenticity of the memory. Just record whatever comes to you. Memory is full of sensory images, find themin your memories.4 Non-memories may involve parts of the past you have difficulty recalling.They may include what has been absent from your life: I don't remember having my own bedroom. They might even be humorous or sarcastic: Idon't remember ordering a blizzard for the day I was supposed to fly to theBahamas.This time, begin with the phrase, "I don't remember," and fill up a page. If you draw a blank at any point, repeat the phrase "I don't remember," in writing, until something else forms in your consciousness. Notice if one of these non- memories suggests a section of a piece, an experience for one of your characters, or perhaps a topic to write about. Notice what subjects of non-memories emerge: are they the same themes you often write about? If not, further explore one of thenew ones some other time. 5. Write on any topic that has been nagging at you to explore it. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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