Read Local by Category: Writing Prompt

Local Writers
Jan 21, 2017

According to William Zinsser in On Writing Well, "the secret to good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components." He is suggesting we edit out every unnecessary word, making the words you do choose of utmost importance. Today, we're asking you play with words you may not know, or don't use very often.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Jan 14, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Local Writers
Jan 7, 2017

Please don't tell my boss, but I was reading an article on LinkedIn called What to Do When You Want to Leave Your Job, But Don't Know Where to Go.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Dec 31, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Dec 17, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Dec 10, 2016

School Library Journal calls Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within part writing guide, part Zen philosophy, and part personal diary. It is composed of 65 short "chapters" with titles like "Obsessions," "Listening," and "Use Loneliness," each a meditation on how to tap into who you are and how to tell your stories.

Local Writers
Dec 3, 2016

According to Alan Ziegler, "exercises help us learn to write." In an exercise, when there's nothing at stake, you may let your guard down and take risks. Just as many articles grow into full-length books, exercises often unearth a student's strongest writing. "Many pieces reach the workshop table after starting out as exercises."

Nov 19, 2016

Writers hear it all the time. Edit, edit, edit. Hemingway even said everyone needs an editor. You can check out books on how to self-edit, take classes, or even hire an editor. But the best way to improve your writing and editing skills is practice. Prime Number Magazine's 53-Word Story Contest is a perfect way to do that.

Nov 5, 2016

School Library Journal calls Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within part writing guide, part Zen philosophy, and part personal diary. It is composed of 65 short "chapters" with titles like "Obsessions," "Listening," and "Use Loneliness," each a meditation on how to tap into who you are and how to tell your stories.

www.jocolibrary.org
Oct 27, 2016

If you missed our 2016 Writers Conference you can still participate by creating a story using these images.

Share your story in the comments.
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