Since 1999, we have expanded our connections, skills and personal power with our pens and pencils.
In addition to our discussions, these are just some of the writing activities that we do together to boost our muses!
Top Story Tuesday Members will be given an excerpt or image and challenged to use hooks, humor, puns, alliteration or other literary devices and creative word tricks to craft a brief, but unique headline to match.
SynopTweets Members post the synopsis of their novel, article pitch, script, or other writing piece in 140 characters or less on Twitter, but must leave room to include the hashtag (#synoptweets)! The tweets must be clear, concise, engaging.
2-Minute Vignette Members will be given a word or short phrase then challenged to write a 2-minute vignette. Then, writers will be given another two minutes to insert their vignette into their current works-in-progress.
Who the #@%$ Needs Words?! You! Write a description of your style of writing, but write it in your style. For example, if you are a poet, you have to describe your writing style as a poet, in a poem. Got it? Go!
Who likes to hear bad news? Good writers. Giving criticism helps you become a better writer and reader just as much as receiving it.
Critique Sessions We respectfully evaluate each other's work through a surgically focused lens.
We do not accept anything less than the utmost respect.
We do not cater to what you want to hear. We reveal what you need to hear about your writing.
We do not attack.
We do not judge.
Murder, You Wrote! This fun activity breaks the monotony of the sessions. A member being critiqued will be secretly appointed "murderer." Unknowingly, other members, or "detectives," will critique the piece then guess who's writing they just "murdered." Uniquely, the piece that needs the most work wins an in-depth, one-to-one consultation.