Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Life History of Writing - A Prompt

Writers are lone rangers.  We know the work is hard and soul-searching "lone ranger work." As a creative writing instructor at the Summer Writer's Conference at Yale said to us yesterday, "If you want applause, become a high diver.  Don't become a writer."

The prompt for our July 9 read-around is to write a life history of your writing. 

  • What is your first recollection of writing?  
  • Where do you write and under what conditions? 
  • Do you write for "your eyes only" or are you writing for publication? 
  • Where has the journey of writing led and what have you learned along the way?

As always, if this prompt does not suit, please bring whatever else your muse inspires to our next read-around from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at Wellington Square.  Hope to see you then.

All the best,
Susan
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