Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Memory - A Prompt

Do you remember the coming of age film, The Summer of '42?  The movie was based on the screenwriter's memoir and recalls one summer on Nantucket Island when a teenage boy falls in love with an older woman who is awaiting the return of her husband from World War II.
As the heat here in Pennsylvania makes clear, summer is upon us.  Our writing prompt for the June 11 read-around is Summer Memory.

Try writing a 900-word piece that offers up a snapshot of  one special summer of your life. This prompt lets you explore some of the writing techniques we have discussed in the Circle, including mixing narrative with dialogue and adding good description rife with detail. 

It also lets us dive into the emotions of a special or meaningful time. In this way, we face ourselves, if you will. What was special about that summer and what does it tell us about who we are and where we are going?

As always, if you prefer to bring something else to the Circle, please do that.  We love the variety of the stories we hear.   I hope to see you Saturday, June 11 as we light the candle and read our work to each other at Wellington Square Bookshop.  Our read-around goes from 9 - 11:30 a.m. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at sgweidener@comcast.net


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