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Writing Prompt 3/21/14

First day of spring. We will now sprint into warmer weather and be dazzled by the colors the season brings. And sneeze from its pollen. Oh spring, how you love us and thrill us and make us love you even more. Or maybe it’s the winter that really makes us love you. What or who didn’t survive this winter? Shall we dedicate this spring to those who cannot join us?

Here are 8 words to add into your story or poem about spring:
fumble, silver, cap, gibberish, leather, meditation, flop, element.

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Prompts

 

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Writing Prompt 3/16/14

Ever go out Geocaching? Don’t know what it is? Make up a story about geocaching if you’ve been, or what you think it is if you don’t know (or after you’ve researched it on the internet :).

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Prompts

 

Writing Prompt 11/15/13

Write about a disappointment (event, personal shortcoming, circumstance) but change the outcome so that the speaker is no longer disappointed. EG: the winning ticket was yours after all, his small physical frame was crucial in saving the child from the cave, the rain clouds disappeared before they passed over the ripped tent at the wedding reception.

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Writing Prompt 11/13/13

Today’s idea is largely taken from Writers’ Digest author Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day challenge for November. His challenge today is to write a self-help poem. That is certainly a great idea. I was thinking of focusing my prompt on the examining the pieces of what that self-help poem would look like. For example, what are the practices that the SHP would promote, what is the diet it would advise, what are the thought patterns it would change? Is the self-help poem an instructional piece? Is it a feel-good treatise? A combination? Is each line a direction? Is each stanza a new mission statement? Is a poem essentially a self-help document?
Just some things to think about and hopefully have fun with as you write your self-help poem.

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Writing Prompt 11/11/13

Write about your favorite veteran. Be sure to include dialogue in your poem or prose piece.

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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Prompts

 

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Fundraising Plea

Dear friends,

I would really like to remove all of the ads from the sites that the CWC owns: including this homepage, Hit and Run Magazine, Writers and Teachers Collaborative, Sitting Pretty Magazine, and Summer Writing Camp. This means I have to upgrade the sites to the tune of up to $100 each. I ask you to please help me deliver the best looking products that I can, without the distractions of ads. My personal philosophy is that I do not want to be affiliated with organizations that are not related to what I do and ads symbolize affiliation. I am happy to cooperate, but do not want to affiliate. So would you please help the Charlottesville Writing Center remain autonomous? You can send a check to PO Box 5608 Charlottesville, VA 22903, or you can contribute via Paypal at cvillewriter@mac.com. The CWC is a 501(c)3 agency and your contribution is tax deductible.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and your support.

God bless you and your writing.

Heather B.
Founder and Director, CWC

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in General announcements

 

Writing Prompt 11/7/13

Write about the last day of your first job.
Write about the first day of your last job.

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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Prompts

 

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