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Basic Club Info:

  • Meetings are usually the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8pm EST.
  • To remain a member of the club, you must attend 1 meeting per month OR post 1 comment on the blog.
  • All activities, exercises, and events are optional. The only requirement is participation.
  • Want to post your writing on the blog or twitter? Submit your work!

What’s Next:

Editorial Board Applications

  • If you were a member last year, you are eligible to apply to be on our Editorial Board.
  • Editorial Board members help make decisions about the club and contribute to the blog.
  • Fill out the Application by September 22 to apply.

September Focus – Flash Fiction

  • Watch the recording to learn more about Flash Fiction.
  • Exercise: Write a story 500 words or less. Choose one of the prompts below or choose your own topic.
    • Prompt #1: {Male protagonist}, proceeding about his business and caught in a crowd, is confronted by a strange person, {female protagonist}, who thrusts a mysterious object, {X}, into his hand and, without a word, vanishes.
    • Prompt #2: {Female protagonist} has taken up her quarters in a vacant house
    • Prompt #3: {Male protagonist} believes himself guilty of a crime which he cannot remember having committed.
  • Email me your piece to post it on the blog, include it in Open Mic, or receive feedback.
  • Pieces due by September 27.

Participation Points

  • Members will be awarded points throughout the year based on different options for participating.
  • At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a prize!
  • Current Participation Opportunities
    • Meeting = 10 points
    • Blog Comment = 5 points
    • Blog Submission = 10 points

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 28, 7-8pm EST – off our normal schedule due to in-service
  • October 5, 7-8pm EST
  • October 19, 7-8pm EST

 

Note: FLVS will be closed through at least Monday, September 11. There may be some delay in responding to messages until we are back up and running from the storm.

 

 

September 7 Meeting Recording:

View the Blackboard Collaborate recording

NOTE: All activities are optional. The only requirement for the club is participation (attending a meeting or posting a comment on the blog). You can watch the meeting recording for more information and discussion.

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  1. So i must submit my short story to you through email?

  2. There is a short story that I am working on but it has some holiday stuff in it. The holiday short story month is over but can I still send it in? It will probably be longer that 500 words.

    • I will post it if you email it to me, but any post for the blog needs to be 500 words or less. You can send an excerpt if you want.

  3. okay, I might send you an excerpt

  4. So… I’ve read everything about the workshop through these posts and through the one above, and I am still slightly lost… only slightly! I was wondering what it means when it says, “Space is limited. Members will be accepted into the workshop based on a story.” Space is limited? Like, what space? And also, we can be accepted, but all we have to do is submit an original story? So, like, you’re not voted in based on writing skills or keeping the readers attention, or spelling errors, etc.? I also realized that you said more information will be given about it by the beginning of January, but you also said, “I wanted to give you a heads up to give you time to get your submission together if you’re interested.” So, I assume that means that were on some sort of time limit, as well. Just wondering a few things… thanks so much, Mrs. Emery!

  5. Hi, I’m unable to make some meetings and was told I need to post on the blog. Do I post replys to other students’ works only? and for this is it okay we I post a poem every few days because my schedule is too hectic to sit down and write everyday?

    • Hey Holly,
      You can reply to student’s work or write to one of the writing prompts. You can post a comment about anything. For NaPoWriMo, you can post your poems whenever during the month, it doesn’t have to be everyday. If it’s day 10, and you want to post to Day 1, you can do that.

  6. I am having a bit of trouble balancing everything at once since I seem to like to spend way too long on a single assignment in school, but I am so excited for everything that I can’t sit still.

  7. Hey guys! I look forward to meeting with you all soon! – Anna

  8. I’m going to work on the Flash Fiction shirt story today 🙂 Thanks for giving us prompts!

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