2014-2015 CWC Update

Hey Scribblers,

I hope you are having a great summer! We were hoping to get things started for the new school year next week, however we will need to hold off another month or so. We are creating a new club registration system. It will hopefully be ready in late August/early September. On the upside, the new system will be totally online and a lot easier for you!

Remember everyone has to reapply for clubs every new school year.

One event to put on your calendar: in October we will host a session with author Danette Vigilante! She will talk to us about writing and take questions from you.
Ms. Vigilante has published several books including “The Trouble with the Half Moon”. I would recommend reading it before her visit. I am in the middle of it, and it’s great so far.

I will let you know as soon as we can go.
Thanks for your patience!

Summer’s Here!

We are on break for the summer. Meetings will begin again in September, but look for information in August about getting started again.

The blog and comments will be closed during the summer.

I hope you have a great break. Thank you for a great year!

It’s Time by Cristi

Have you ever realized,
That if you have called someone,
Who is in Spain, and they answered,
Your voice has been in Spain?

Have you ever realized,
That if you sent a letter to someone
Who lives across the country,
Your words have traveled across
A Country?

Have you realized that if you have
Sent an e-mail to someone, those
Thoughts have floated in cyberspace?

Have you ever realized,
That if you have screamed outside,
Your voice has been heard by the sun,
And the trees, and the flowers,
And the whole entire sky?

Have you ever realized,
That you never realized,
That some part of you,
Whether it was your voice,
Or your words,
Or your e-mails,
Have been across, possibly the world, and you hadn’t even noticed? It’s time to look around and start noticing.

Writing Prompt from Natalie

A strangely familiar stranger knocks at your door. Write about your character reacting.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Prompt from Rosalind

You character has to pick out a new outfit for summer! What does it look like?

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Prompt from Cheyenne

You wake up one morning in your bed the size of ant. Describe what your new perspective is like and what you’ll do next.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

That Scary Day by Taylor

One day while I was walking home, a bush moved all of a sudden. A sudden chill shot through my spine, it wasn’t a windy day. In fact, now that I realize, that was the only bush. No trees, no grass, just a random bush. Could I be hallucinating? Why was there a random bush in the sidewalk? I turned and walked the other. I didn’t mind taking the long way, just so I can get away from that bush.

When I turned around, there was an old woman. She asked for help crossing the road. I asked if she was confused, because there was no road. We were on a sidewalk next to an empty lot. What street did she need to cross?
She grabbed my hand and demanded me to help her. I screamed as her grip was very firm. I grabbed my phone and called the police. They came just as the old lady walked away. I was on the floor, tears down my face, asking why they hadn’t come sooner. I was asked to describe the old woman.
Later, while I was at home, I received a call from the police. They had found the old woman. I was so relieved. The part that confused me was what they said next. It wasn’t a real old woman. It was a serial killer in a mask. The “woman” was found with a knife inside of her dress.

My only question was, was she inside of that bush?

Sarah Kay’s Ted Talk

Back in April we watched Sarah Kay perform one of her poems during one of our meetings. She presented a Ted Talk entitled, “If I Should Have A Daughter”. It’s about 18 minutes, but it’s a great talk about spoken word poetry, her experience with her craft, and her work with Project VOICE.

Writing Prompt from Natalie

You are asked to describe one word for an interview: Love

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Crazy

I feel every writer has hit a wall. You know, a block? Well, writers block, the all too familiar term to a writer. It’s a term that can cause a person of imagery, creation, free spirit, to curl up in a ball and cry. It’s a phrase that a writer hears and does everything but hiss and claw at the air around them. It can break down a writer within even a few hours. Oh it is a painful thing. I expected it to happen to me at some point in my years of being a writer, and shocker, guess what, it still hasn’t happened. I am going through some sort of phase I believe. It’s one that I don’t really have a name for yet. It’s a stage that I really haven’t heard of many writers going through, although I’m sure it is more common than I believe it to be.
I am going every direction but what feels like the right one. I am writing one thing one day and another thing the next! It is like I have gone writing crazy! I do eleven chapters of a new novel for one week, do seven chapters of an old the next, and then five more chapters of a novel I plan on re-writing later. It is like my writers brain has maybe lost a few screws, or maybe a wire needs to be taped back into place. All I know is that I am bouncing from one story to the next, but yet, having an insanely good time doing it. Working with this character there, that character over here, and this one right there, one by one knocking them down only to have them get back up stronger. I don’t think I’ve ever felt something like this before.
It has been going on for about three weeks now, and I feel like I have become almost a new kind of writer. At first, I was a little worried that this rapid fire state I was in was a bad sign, but as it has continued on, I have found my creative river flowing so much faster, so much stronger, and so much more often. I have this fresh feeling to my mind, one that I haven’t been familiar with for a while. I am even writing one thing on my desktop PC and the other on my MacBook. Two different devices! Now if that isn’t wild I don’t know what is! I really can’t complain. I see this as a part of my path to become a writer, as a test run almost, conducted by my own subconscious. Just another part of being in the arts, I suppose, and having a nonstop working mind track. It really has been fun, and I think I’m okay with it lasting a while longer. Well, not too, too long.

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