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The Columbus House of Scribes is dedicated to providing an open, friendly group to encourage your writing in whatever form it may take, as well as providing critiques for anything you would like to share, and writing voluntary monthly prompt responses as both writing exercises and to possibly spark new ideas. All writers, of any genre or format, are welcome to the Columbus House of Scribes!

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Columbus House of Scribes Monthly Meetup

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THE JULY 2022 PROMPT: Something under the bed.

DISCUSSION: Beyond The Grave: Classic And Modern Horror

RECOMMENDED READING: https://www.cornettfiction.com/how-to-write-horror-fiction/

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The prompt: Each month, we make available a voluntary prompt by the week before the meetup. Members may choose to write a short piece, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, prose, or script, as long as it conforms to the rules of the prompt.

Prompt Rules : 800 words max.
Prize: One randomly-drawn prompt response will win a $5 Half Price Books gift card. The winner must be present to claim the prize.

The discussion: Each month, we have one or more discussion topics related to the art and/or business of writing. We also provide recommended reading, which are topical links to use as a starting point. If you have a topic you would like to cover, let us know!

Writing challenge: Every so often, we will host a challenge, where we provide one or more prompts, give members a set time to write, then give anyone who feels comfortable sharing what they wrote the opportunity to do so.

Critiques: Members can bring copies of a written piece up to 5,000 words to a meetup and distribute it to be critiqued at a subsequent meetup. Alternately, submissions can be emailed to [masked], where they will be placed into a Google Drive accessible to volunteers for critique.

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Columbus House of Scribes Virtual Meetup

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As an alternative for those members unable to make it to our regular meetings, we will run a parallel virtual meetup every month.

THE JULY 2022 PROMPT: Something under the bed.

DISCUSSION: Beyond The Grave: Classic And Modern Horror

RECOMMENDED READING: https://www.cornettfiction.com/how-to-write-horror-fiction/

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The prompt: Each month, we make available a voluntary prompt by the week before the meetup. Members may choose to write a short piece, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, prose, or script, as long as it conforms to the rules of the prompt.

Prompt Rules : 800 words max.

The discussion: Each month, we have one or more discussion topics related to the art and/or business of writing. We also provide recommended reading, which are topical links to use as a starting point. If you have a topic you would like to cover, let us know!

Critiques: Members can bring copies of a written piece up to 5,000 words to a meetup and distribute it to be critiqued at a subsequent meetup. Alternately, submissions can be emailed to [masked], where they will be placed into a Google Drive accessible to volunteers for critique.

Columbus House of Scribes Monthly Meetup

Needs a location

Please note the location for this month's Meetup.

THE AUGUST 2022 PROMPT: “Hello, my name is…”

DISCUSSION: I’ll Do It Myself! What To Look For When Self Publishing

RECOMMENDED READING: https://www.well-storied.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-self-publishing

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The prompt: Each month, we make available a voluntary prompt by the week before the meetup. Members may choose to write a short piece, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, prose, or script, as long as it conforms to the rules of the prompt.

Prompt Rules : 800 words max.
Prize: One randomly-drawn prompt response will win a $5 Half Price Books gift card. The winner must be present to claim the prize.

The discussion: Each month, we have one or more discussion topics related to the art and/or business of writing. We also provide recommended reading, which are topical links to use as a starting point. If you have a topic you would like to cover, let us know!

Writing challenge: Every so often, we will host a challenge, where we provide one or more prompts, give members a set time to write, then give anyone who feels comfortable sharing what they wrote the opportunity to do so.

Critiques: Members can bring copies of a written piece up to 5,000 words to a meetup and distribute it to be critiqued at a subsequent meetup. Alternately, submissions can be emailed to [masked], where they will be placed into a Google Drive accessible to volunteers for critique.

Columbus House of Scribes Virtual Meetup

Link visible for attendees

As an alternative for those members unable to make it to our regular meetings, we will run a parallel virtual meetup every month.

THE AUGUST 2022 PROMPT: “Hello, my name is…”

DISCUSSION: I’ll Do It Myself! What To Look For When Self Publishing

RECOMMENDED READING: https://www.well-storied.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-self-publishing

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The prompt: Each month, we make available a voluntary prompt by the week before the meetup. Members may choose to write a short piece, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, prose, or script, as long as it conforms to the rules of the prompt.

Prompt Rules : 800 words max.

The discussion: Each month, we have one or more discussion topics related to the art and/or business of writing. We also provide recommended reading, which are topical links to use as a starting point. If you have a topic you would like to cover, let us know!

Critiques: Members can bring copies of a written piece up to 5,000 words to a meetup and distribute it to be critiqued at a subsequent meetup. Alternately, submissions can be emailed to [masked], where they will be placed into a Google Drive accessible to volunteers for critique.

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