Prompt Writing: Lust/Lavender Essential Oil and Greed/A Ring by Abriana Marshall

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Prompt Writing: Lust/Lavender Essential Oil and Greed/A Ring by Abriana Marshall

I recently attended a workshop at SD Writers, Ink that was taught by Kristen Fogle. The workshop was centered on the seven deadly sins—we were given a prompt on one of the sins and senses, we had seven minutes to write, that kind of thing. I personally love doing prompt-based writing; it helps pinpoint a starting place, even if I don’t stick with that starting place, which more often than not I don’t. Some prompts give me inspiration in a round about way. The two...

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Writing Prompts Useful at Blazing Laptops by intern Rose Downey

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Writing Prompts Useful at Blazing Laptops by intern Rose Downey

My name is Rose Downey, I am an intern with SDWI. I participated in the Blazing Laptops fundraiser on Sunday, May 21, 2017, and I must say, it was an excellent event. I was in the Prompt Room, which was a good choice for me, since I haven’t had a lot of time to write recently, and my creativity was all dried up. The first prompt, given by Judy Reeves, involved a list of words that had to be included. Working within this limitation, and with the framework it provided,...

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Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Barbara Davenport has a class on Make Every Word Work for You on 3/25!  Sign up now. Write a vomit draft, then clean it up A vomit draft is just about what it sounds like. You need to start the chapter/scene/ essay/ whatever. You have a general idea what you want to say, but you don’t know how to begin. Or you have this beautiful vision in your head of how the scene should work but there are a bunch of specifics that you haven’t worked out. You just start...

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Make Every Word Work for You, Part I with Barbara Davenport

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Make Every Word Work for You, Part I with Barbara Davenport

Barbara Davenport has a class on Make Every Word Work for You on 3/25!  Sign up now. The great novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor said, “Make every word work for you.” When every word is working for you, your writing is taut and powerful. As you prune extraneous ideas and cull words that aren’t doing maximal work, your piece packs a heftier punch. Characters become more vivid, the action flows convincingly, and your reader wants to stay with you....

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Poe Prizes: Get Your Tickets From the Roaming Zombie and Other Helpers

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Poe Prizes: Get Your Tickets From the Roaming Zombie and Other Helpers

Opportunity Drawing Tickets – Raffle at the E.A. Poe Memorial and Wake 10/21 7-10pm You can choose which items you like the most and put your tickets in their box. There will be 10 or more baskets, each filled with wonderful Poe or Literary Themed prizes. You must be present at 9:50pm for the drawing in order to win! Raffle tickets will be available throughout the evening from roaming raffle ticket sellers. Cost: $1/ea or 6/$5 or “length of your arm”/$20. and...

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