Scribblers talk using verbs in interesting ways
Six Mt. Pleasant Scribblers and two guests met at the home of Marilyn Vincent at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, with Rita Davis as co-host.
During a brief business meeting, the two guests, Barbara Madson and Beryl Shahan, were welcomed as new members.
Davis shared the program, “Ready, Set…Verbs that are Active, Descriptive, and Interesting”. Several members shared verbs they found in books that gave word pictures with the sound of the verbs, or with the action that that word suggested.
Davis also shared an exercise in a worksheet that she “borrowed” from Wilda Morris, a poet from the Christian Writers’ Conference, in Green Lake, Wis. A couple examples were borrowed from other sources. In the exercise, the guests were challenged to fill in a verb that the author, or speaker, used in a sentence. There was a variety of words chosen, but none matched the original words used because they were so unique. Some nouns, such as “mouse”, were used to “create a verb”. Some thought it breached good form, some commented that poets could take liberties with their words, and the rest of the group just enjoyed them as they were.
Following this exercise, the group was served Valentine-themed refreshments prepared by the hosts. All were encouraged to continue to invite new members.
The next meeting will be held on March 1, 2017.