Monday, June 24, 2019

Meeting June 23, 2019

Diane had sent out an email last week advising the group of a Writers Conference in Newmarket on October 26th, 2019, from 8am to 6pm. Information can be found here:
The group decided to contribute a prize basket to the event as representation of the Headwaters Writers' Guild. Any published authors who would like to contribute one or more of their works to this basket should contact Patricia or Diane. Patricia will be contacting the Orangeville Public Library for a contribution of one of their book bags to use as the "basket".

Further discussion was had regarding the upcoming anthology. Virginia is still searching for an appropriate cover photo, however, a different title was suggested which would change the picture. The new proposed title is: "What Prompted That?: An Anthology of Writing Prompts". We are considering all possibilities so if anyone has an idea, please let us know. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2019. It was agreed that we would stick to our group's colours of gold and blue.

Writing Prompts

Prompt Lottery

1.         Pick a number between 1 & 10                      _____

2.         Pick a number between 11 & 20                    _____

3.         Pick a number between 21 & 30                    _____  

4.         Pick a number between 31 & 40                    _____  

5.         Pick a number between 41 & 50                    _____  

Pick your numbers before continuing.
Pass the page to the person on your left.

Turn the page over (list is below) and fill in the blanks below. Your winning numbers are:

1.         Main character:                      _________________________

2.         Location:                                _________________________

3.         Object:                                    _________________________

4.         Secondary character:             _________________________

5.         Goal:                                       _________________________

Write a story using those elements. The goal action may be applied to the object, secondary character, or something else altogether. The secondary character may help, hinder, or do anything you wish. Go wild. But use all 5 elements in some way.

Main character:

1. Prospector                                6. Carpenter
2. Hunter                                      7. Pirate
3. Cop                                           8. Executive
4. Mayor                                       9. Farmer
5. Teacher                                       10. Explorer

11. Shack                                     16. Mine
12. Garden                                   17. Forest
13. Basement                               18. Beach
14. Observatory                           19. Tower
15. Cliff                                        20. Library

21. Chest                                       26. Map
22. Instrument                               27. Gun
23. Lantern                                    28. Envelope
24. Trophy                                     29. Calendar
25. Star                                          30. Hat

Secondary character:
31. Artist                                        36. Extra-terrestrial
32. Any bird or animal                   37. Witch
33. Angel                                        38. Mythological creature
34. Time traveller                           39. Literary hero
35. Neighbour                                 40. Twin brother or sister

41. Find                                            46. Destroy
42. Save                                            47. Create
43. Hide                                            48. Help
44. Thwart                                        49. Capture
45. Appease                                      50. Rob

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 14th, 2019, 1:30pm
Judy is scheduled to lead
(Note: we are only meeting once in July and once in August)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Take advantage of both the free page to stage workshop, and the drop-in writing mentorship program. Exploit me!