On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 7:00pm, Clare McCarthy will be launching two new books at BookLore in Orangeville. Please come out and support him.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 6:30pm-9:00pm there will be an Open Mic Night for authors and poets at Euphoria Cafe in Orangeville.
1) Pick two radically different genres of fiction (for example: science fiction and western!). Write an outline, or the beginning, of a story that includes elements of both genres.
2) Pick 2 or 3 people you have seen featured in the news or on social media lately and use them as the basis for characters for a fictional short story.
3) If you had an evil twin, what sort of mischief do you suppose the two of you could get up to?
4) If a cosmic ray managed to penetrate the atmosphere and reduce you to a smoking ruin, what sort of superhero do you think would rise from the ashes of your past life?
5) The phone rings and a mysterious voice whispers, “It is done!”
6) Pick a common household item (examples: a hairbrush, a key, a dishcloth), but don’t tell us what it is. Make it a character in a short piece of fiction and ask the group members to try and guess what it is when you read your work aloud to everyone at the end of the meeting.
7) Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper about an issue of importance to you.
8) What would you like your life to be like in 5 years?
9) Tell us about the most memorable Halloween you ever had.
10) Write a letter of advice to someone who is just starting out in a hobby or craft in which you have some expertise (eg. sewing, carpentry, gardening, masonry...whatever).
The final meeting of 2016 is on Sunday, November 13, 1:30pm in the meeting room at the Meridian Credit Union, 190 Broadway, Orangeville.