Sunday, April 19, 2009

Scribblers open the gate to new ideas...

Gate photo by Julie Eger

The next Scribblers meeting is scheduled to meet Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 9-11 AM at the Four Star Family Restaurant in Wautoma.

The suggested assignments are to write a poem, short story or essay about either or both of the following prompts: origin or something missing.

We also decided to include a “Discipline Challenge” which will start on April 25, 2009 for those who wish to participate. The challenge is to sit for 5 minutes each day and write what you observe. You do not have to be in the same place every day, but you must observe and write for at least 5 minutes each day. The writer who completes this assignment for the most days in a row will receive a Journal, graciously donated by fellow writer Sue Dietz.

Lauretta, Ken, Julie, and Sue met for the meeting. They took turns sharing what happened when they attempted last month's assignment of observing something for five minutes and recording what they saw. Julie read "Hunting For a Poem," a poem about trying to find a poem in the list of things she recorded from observations from her front porch. Lauretta shared some of her observations, and an idea for a story about moles. Sue shared four days worth of observations from various places and there were some good story ideas in what she recorded. Ken shared his observations taken from the Wautoma Wetland Park, and feels there is an idea brewing, but it hasn't quite come full circle yet.

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