Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vision for 2020

With the New Year fast approaching, we sat down and took a couple minutes to think about what we'd like to get from the year 2020, and this is what we came up with:
  • Meet with a published author 
  • Cafe Writes(At least 1 time every 3 months)
  • Bookstore Tours Around Central Vermont
  • Poetry Slam Held at the Bixby Memorial Library(Date TBD) 
  • Continue working on NaNoWriMo stories
  • Include snacks into meetings!!!! (Provider schedule will soon be emailed)
  • Kick-off to Summer BBQ
  • End of Summer BBQ/ Passing down the torch


2020 is going to be a big year for the Young Writers of Addison County. Not only do we have a lot planned for this year, but in August of 2020, the founders of the group head off to college and will be passing down the responsibilities to others in the group. 
Welcome back, writers! Sorry for the lack of updates, it seems that time really does fly when you're having fun...We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and will have an amazing holiday season, but don't forget to keep writing.
If you find yourself bored over the holidays, feel free to try one(or both) of the prompts below!

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 ( 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.
Have a great week! Hope to see you next Monday at the Bixby Library from 5-7 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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:
#WriteWednesday or #onelineWednesday

*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!