Hello Everyone,The next meeting of The Writer's Practice Group will be held on January 2, 2008 in
the Friends of Bookshare Classroom at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time, 7:00 P.M. Mountain Time, 8:00
P.M. Central Time, and 9:00 P.M. Eastern time. All would-be writers are welcome. The link
to the classroom is: Friends of Bookshare Class Room: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs0f1c528bd81bLastnight's meeting was a discussion of point of view. An audio archive of that
discussion will be available on The Friends of Bookshare web site at: http://www.friendsofbookshare.orgBelow is a list of writing topics to spur you on in your daily writing practice during the
next week. These topics are designed specifically to focus on working with point of view.
I hope that you will bring one of the topics to the next meeting to read aloud to the group.
If you are unable to read aloud, you may send me your chosen topic in either txt or doc
format, and I will prepare it to post so that the group can read it during the meeting.
Please send me your chosen topic no later than an hour and a half before the meeting. My
e-mail address is: mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Happy Writing! Peace, Mayrie WRITING TOPICS FOR THE NEXT WEEKHere are some topics to spur you on in your daily writing practice during the next
week. Try writing each twice, from two different points of view. For example, first
person, and then third person omniscient. Choose one pair of pieces to bring to read aloud
during the next group meeting. Please remember to keep the pieces of writing to something
that can be read aloud in five minutes or less. This works out to about one-thousand words.
1. It's your 10-year high school reunion and, despite your reservations, you decide to go.
The night is going smoothly, as you've managed to avoidthe three people you were dreading--the kid you bullied, the kid who bullied you and the
prom date you ditched at the dance. Just as you're about to leave,one of them confronts you. Write this scene. Try first writing the sceen from your own
point of view, first person. Next, try writing it from the point of view of one of the
other people mentioned, (also first person) or as a third person omniscient narrator.
2. Your favorite possession has climbed to the top of the Empire State Building and is
threatening to jump. Talk your beloved item out of jumpingby expressing your love and letting it know why it's so important to you. Write this piece
first from your point of view, first person. Then try writing it from the point of view of
your beloved object, either also as a first person narrative, or from a third person
omniscient perspective. .3. Your computer has met an untimely death and you've been asked to say a few words in its
honor. Write a eulogy for your computer, rememberingthe good times and the bad. Write this from your first person point of view. Then write
from the point of view of your computer, also in first person. Notice how the information,
attitudes, and perceptions that you convey from each point of view differ.4. Write a 22-line poem (rhyming or nonrhyming) about the one thing in your life that you
can't live without. If you choose to rhyme, remember to make the number of syllables in
each line the same, keeping a consistent meter. Write first from the first person point of
view, then from the third person omniscient point of view.5. An ice storm has hit and the electricity has gone out. The odd neighbor who lives a
couple houses down asks to spend the night--you have a workingfireplace, he does not. Deciding to be neighborly you agree. Around 3 a.m. you conclude you
made a very poor decision. Why? Write first from the third person omniscient point of view,
then from the first person point of view either from your perspective, or that of the
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