Writing Prompt

Prompt: Start your piece with a line from a song.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments!

Writing Prompt

Prompt: Include the following words in a poem: fire, moon, necklace, spark, faster

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments!

Writing Prompt

Prompt: Write about a cultural misunderstanding.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments!

Meeting This Week!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 2, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will discuss creating characters!
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, October 1.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, October 1.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you soon!

Writers’ Confessions – Isabel Allende

Writing Prompt

Prompt: Write about a guilty pleasure.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments!

Writing Prompt

Prompt: Start your piece with the following line: “Please! I’m begging you!”

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Prompt

Prompt: Write about something your main character can’t wait to happen.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments!

10/11/60 by Alexis

It’s 11:50 p.m. Everyone else has been in bed for several hours now. I should be, but I don’t feel right. I feel anxious, scared. In 10 minutes, I discover how much time I have left. To grow up, to experience love, to live out my purpose. Every remaining second that I will have will be spent doing everything I need to do, until it kills me. The Sy Leaders stamp everyone from birth with a tattoo that marks their date of expiration. The ink disappears upon contact, and only when someone turns seventeen does it manifest. Mom’s date is 55 years from now. The Sy blessed her parents by giving her the longest date in our history. I can only hope that the same has happened for me. I think of Willem, and my mother, and I hope fiercely that I have enough time with them. That scares me. To think that one day, I won’t see them again. I lie down on my pillow, trying to calm my anxious thoughts.
11:59 p.m. My eyes shoot open. I nearly missed it. Mom says that I was born at exactly midnight. My heart quickens, beating harder against my chest than it ever did for any boy at the academy. The lamp that I am holding my wrist under gives off too much heat; sweat beads slide along my forehead onto my long eyelashes. Flicking them away with a blink, I stare. Fear interlocks its chilling fingers around my throat, choking any confidence and calm from my head. Only when I see the tattoo will its suffocating grip relax.
12:00 a.m. I inhale shakily and stare at my wrist. The ink stamped onto my body seventeen years earlier begins to reveal itself. I frantically try to remember today’s date. Day 10, Month 11, Year 60.
An invisible needle etches the number 9 on my wrist. I wince as I see 11 appear shortly after. All feeling in my body escapes through the open window. Just the year…I cry out as I see the digit on my arm.
60.
I was supposed to die yesterday. 10/11/60.

Editorial Board Applications Due Soon!

Our officers in CWC make up the Editorial Board. We have five positions available.

Editor Responsibilities:
Active member of Creative Writing Club during 2013-2014 school year.
• Active and on pace in at least one FLVS course during the 2014-15 school year.
• Make plans to attend every Thursday night meeting at 7pm.
• Make plans to attend editor meetings.
• Send 2 writing prompts for the blog to Mrs. Emery by the first of each month.
• Write one blog post per month.
• Edit student pieces as needed.
• Help plan and make decisions about the club.
• Maintain communication with Mrs. Emery and club members at all times by responding to emails in a timely manner.
• After two months of not maintaining responsibilities, you will be asked to leave the board.

Applications are due September 30. You should have received one in an email, however contact Mrs. Emery if you still need one and want to apply.

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