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There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Quote from Victor Hugo.  Something to consider as we pursue our writing.  One idea presented in last night's post-meet was creating PROLOGUES.  So our next writing exercise will be writing a prologue.  No rules.  No requirements.  Just do what you can.  We'll present the prologues at the next evening meet.  For those who have five-item pieces in the works, we'll also entertain presentations of your work.  We look forward to seeing you. 

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  • Keli

    I am sorry I missed this. I thought it was this weekend. I was really looking forward too meeting you all.

    July 10, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      No problem. Next week, July 16, is a day meet in Maitland followed by another evening meet, July 23, at Graffiti Junktion.

      1 · July 10, 2014

    • Keli

      I will try and make it to one of them. If I can't I'll let you all know. I have Creative Writing Course on the 16 and my dad's birthday is the week of the 23. How's August looking? (o:

      July 10, 2014

  • Sarah M.

    Hi all, I will see you next time. Couldn't face driving over there in thunderstorm conditions yet again .....

    July 10, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      We'll catch you next time around.

      July 10, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    Nice turnout last night. Especially enjoyed the works presented by our writers. Please understand it's never a requirement to present work but it's always nice to hear a good tale.

    July 10, 2014

  • Gerry

    Hi my name is Gerry and I love to write.

    July 9, 2014

  • Prison M.

    What type of writing do we bring (movie script)?

    July 9, 2014

  • Kenneth T.

    Spirit willing, flesh weak...

    July 9, 2014

  • Richard F.

    On Happy Endings:

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/dec/06/literary-fiction-happy-endings

    I suppose I'm not so attracted to very happy stories, nor can I really think of too many examples in literature....

    http://www.salon.com/2012/12/01/tyranny_of_the_happy_ending/


    The truth is that we all lose sometimes, and sooner or later all of us run out of time. Few of us (besides the terminally self-important) want to wallow exclusively in stories that emphasize this fact, but they are nevertheless essential. By not embracing the tragic aspect of life, we not only lie to ourselves, we also begin to lose our ability to see the significance of a human life that transcends mere happiness. By treating art as if its only job is to cheer us up and on, we make it, and ourselves, a lot smaller.

    July 6, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      Not a fan of happy endings or sad endings. I'm a fan of well written endings.

      1 · July 8, 2014

    • Keli

      I'm a fan of a good well written book.

      July 8, 2014

  • Richard F.

    From deep in the confines of memory, this gurgled up today. For those who may not be familiar with the sentimentality of this author:

    Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel (1929)

    "A stone, a leaf, an unfound door; of a stone, a leaf, a door. And of all the forgotten faces. Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not know our mother's face; from the prison of her flesh we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth. Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father's heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? O waste of loss, in the hot mazes, lost, among bright stars on this most weary unbright cinder, lost! Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again."

    On a Thomas Wolfe kick way back when. Goose Bumpy?

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Maury L.

    I wanted to introduce someone who you have probably never heard of...unless you are English. His name is Kenneth Williams and he was an actor and a bit of a cult in England. I have attached a AN AUDIENCE WITH KENNETH WILLIAMS. It is about an hour long but well worth watching....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqVC0vEl0-M

    2 · July 7, 2014

  • Keli

    Yes all of this is true and my question is this. Why should you always read about death, why can't there be a happy ending, every once in awhile? I've been around death and I still believe in happy endings. I 've had a broken heart and still believe in love.

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    Attention Beta Readers. If you've taken on a project with no timetable, the upcoming weekend might be a good time to put it behind you. Don't leave your writers hanging. They might turn to politics and we'll have none of that.

    July 3, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      Attention Writers. If you have work floating about with beta readers and you've given them no specific time frame, now would be a good time to follow up and set a timetable. Perhaps they simply fell asleep during the third chapter.

      July 3, 2014

  • Susan N.

    Last night I had a flash dream of an aggressive wolf in my face. It was short lived but powerful. I was dreaming about the characters in my book when it happened.

    1 · June 26, 2014

    • Maury L.

      It was not a Wolf it was Luis Suarez the Uruguayan soccer player who bites people...

      2 · June 27, 2014

    • Susan N.

      Yikes! I live to close to Miami not to fear this comment. people are weird.

      1 · June 27, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    For those planning ahead, our next day meet is 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 16, at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Maitland. Our subsequent evening meet is 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 23, at Graffiti Junktion on Edgewater Drive.

    June 26, 2014

    • Kenneth T.

      Please post an announcement for both of them....

      1 · June 26, 2014

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