Friday, August 17, 2018

Hey! Monday we did more of a character questionnaire, we also worked on giving feedback to one of our members. It was so much fun and I look forward to doing more of that in the future. We talked about times for meetings during the upcoming school year and if you have any ideas, please feel free to email us (youngwritersac@gmail.com) or leave a comment!
Hope to see more of you next Monday!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hey all! This week we worked on a Character Questionnaire. If you have a long-term project you're working on or if you just want to get into the head of your short story characters, take a look at the link below.
http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/61118193819/nano-prep-the-official-nanowrimo-character
Have a great week! Hope to see you next Monday at the Bixby Library from 5-7 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hello!
So at Monday's meeting we talked about some ways to improve your writing quantity and quality by putting some work out online. A good tool for this is, believe it or not, Twitter! Twitter has multiple hashtags that you can put at the end of a tweet and your post will show up with a bunch of other tweets. Some hashtags you could use are:
#amwriting
#writerslife
#WriteWednesday or #onelineWednesday
#WriteTip
#Wordcount
#Fridayreads
#writingPrompt
#askagent

*This is just a rough list of hashtags you could use, there are thousands of hashtags out in the world.*

Another useful tip we talked about was using a grid. If your writing a long term project( I.E a novel, book, etc.) create a grid with the word count. Books don't depend on the page number, it's all about word count. So, with that in mind, create a grid with the word count, the chapters with the least amount of words could use some expanding on. I know I'm certainly going to try that!

Now for the fun part...on Monday we used a fun prompt(below) and it was really kinda cool the ways people went with it.
Along with that, we assigned a prompt for next weeks meeting as well!
We hope to see you next week!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hey all!

So today marks the third meeting of Young Writers of Addison County. It was such a blast and we are so glad that so many people showed up. Today we worked on a prompt which was given out at the last meeting, we chatted briefly about a month of writing coming up, and we also shared our writing.


Next Week's Prompt:
We look forward to seeing you next week!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hello! The first meeting was a blast! So happy for all of those who came, and excited for who else will be joining us next week. The prompt for next week is above, so for all of those who are looking to join us and would like to write a short(maximum length of 5 pages) story for the prompt are more than welcome to. In fact it would be fantastic if you did. If you email it to us, we can print it off for you and extra copies for others to look at and edit with you for your own growth in the craft.

I know. It's scary sharing your writing. Terrifying really. It stops your blood cold when someone picks up one of your notebooks, doesn't it? It's our goal, as the Young Writers of Addison County,  to help you get comfortable sharing your work with others. If you aren't comfortable sharing your work with the group, that's completely alright. We don't want to make you do anything you don't want to.

Monday(the 18th) we worked on a list of questions to find out who you are as a writer as well as what your subconscious wants you to write. And possibly next week we will be doing another one of these quizzes.

Anyway, that's what happened Monday. We really hope to see you next Monday from 5-7 at the Bixby library in Vergennes. And for lack of confusion of where we are, there will be signs!