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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 10, 2016

Scribblers meet in November, talk tips to help writers begin an original work

Nov 17, 2016

The Scribblers Writing Group enjoyed a night out at Ann Porter’s home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A guest, Barbara Madson, was welcomed.

After the business meeting, a program was given by Karen Osborne on the topic of point of view, individual mental pictures, and their influence on what we see.

Ahead of the meeting, members were sent a magazine photo and a 4x6 card by Karen Osborne. Members were then to write whatever came to mind about the photo. At the meeting, Osborne collected the pictures and then handed them out with another index card to a different member. That member wrote what came to her mind about that photo. It was interesting to see what different images and thoughts came to two individuals looking at the same photo.

Any absent members are to bring their photo and card to the December meeting to read to the group.

The group was given an idea for the start of a poem or story when one has a block in their writing: Take a book off the shelf. Turn to page seven. Start counting sentences from the first complete sentence on the page. Copy the seventh line. Use that as a prompt for a piece of writing. To keep the idea of seven alive, a poem could be seven lines. A prose piece could have seven paragraphs.

(Any number could be used instead of the seven.)

Co-hostess, Mary Hoyer served a feast of treats after the program.

The next meeting is set for Dec. 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. Claudia Streeter will inform the group where the Christmas dinner will be held.

There will be no January meeting of Scribblers. Anyone desiring to become a new members is encouraged to come to the February meeting.

Contact Scribblers president, Ann Porter, at 319-385-2152.

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