The Gather Writing Essential (GWE) group a great way to get our writing juices flowing again. We have some wonderful editors who are posting prompts that will help you accomplish your goals.
Following are the current prompts as of today. I challenge you to check them out and submit your responses for the ones you feel comfortable with. I think you will be surprised at the support you will find in the group.
There is a new prompt given each day of the week. You have one week to prepare your response to the prompt. If you need more time, just let the editor know you have posted for a previous prompt.
Remember to copy the prompt rules or guidelines into your post.
Add the subject title and or tags that the member editor suggest so they can find your posts.
Sunday Writing Essential Prompt is up! I'm not going to tell you what the prompts are, you'll have to click here! But I will tell you this week's column features examples from Ezra Pound, Woody Allen, Ian Fleming, Steve Martin, W.H. Auden, P.G. Wodehouse, and Edgar Allan Poe... oooooh...
Greg is o much needed vacation. I hope he is having a wonderful time. So I will add his latest prompt her for your consideration.
Try as I may, I could not find a promt for this week. However I did find a previous promt that I will share with you. It was difficult to find because there was no "WE" icon added to the prompt.
|Write a couple of paragraphs about your very first _____________. The first time that you ______________. How when you first got a clue, you felt so ____________. Perhaps . . .|
I just want you to know how much I appreciate you guys. I rearranged my business schedule and have yet to have my first cup of coffee just to that I could post the Wednesday's challenge on Wednesday and it's HERE
To My Creative Friends And Members of Gather Writing Essentials:
We continue our them about journeys for Thursday May 17th. This time the challenge is to create a post about weather on our journeys.
Weather On The Our Journeys
Calling all fiction writers! The next several prompts, starting with today's, are for YOU! Come see how here, and be prepared to get involved. :-)
Â This Weekâ€™s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write something dealing with snow being shared somehow with someone else. Make sure you have both sci-fi and fantasy components in your story.
|A Short History of the Writing Essentials Editors The Writing Essential began in June, 2007 and the first member editors were invited into the program. . . .|
Now I would like share a bit about each of the editors.
Sunday Editor - Doug Westberg
Doug is a Vancouver, Washington, writer, poet, songwriter and recording artist. His Gather group, is dedicated to giving folks struggling with depression and related issues a creative outlet. His humor book The Depressed Guy's Book of Wisdom is published by Chipmunka Publishers, London. His poetry volume The Caterpillar is forthcoming from Chipmunka. He has also completed a book of stories and a teen fantasy novel. He recently married Carol, his partner and muse of 15 years, and has 4 grown children.
Monday Editor â€“ Greg Schiller
Greg is a civil servant by day and a servant to an uncivil cat by night. Whenever possible, he flees to his home in the woods, outside the little Minnesota town of Almost Iowa. His hobbies include juggling chain-saws and writing humor.
Tuesday Editor â€“ Phillip DeNise
Phillip is from Atlanta Georgia. He has worked as a stage-hand for 40 years. He is now retired and pursuing the need to write. He received his education in college without a degree. He is has been married many times but only to one lady at a time. He likes cats, fishing, dabbling in watercolors and probably a beach person as opposed to the mountains.
Wednesday Editor â€“ Pam Brittain
Pam's professional background is in the real estate foreclosure industry. She helped form the industry's association, was a lobbyist, acted as an expert witness in a large lawsuit and really dislikes politics. She is the major stockholder and operator of her company which was formed in 1997.
She is a new writer with her personal life as her teacher. Writing has become her passion and she looks forward to learning more and improving her work through Gather.
Thursday Editor â€“ Kevin Ewing
Kevin has been married almost 30 years, is a father of four and a special educator. He is also the author of "In The Midst Of Heroes". He has two more books that will be published in March, "Heroes In Blue Jeans"and"Footsteps on Moon Sand Beach." The Hero books are collections of stories about heroes in our families, neighborhoods, work environment and farms. This is a book that shares the accounts of people who are faced with difficult decisions and how they look at possible outcomes before making the best possible choice.
Friday Editor â€“ Andrea Pearson
Andrea recently published her first book, The Key of Kilenya, (first in a series of six) and is currently working on the next book in that series, The Ember Gods. She's an avid hiker, painter, and piano player. She and her husband (AKA Mr. Darcy) were married only a few months ago, and have settled near a river that will someday probably overflow and flood their
Saturday Editor â€“ Len Maxwell
Len was 40 before he figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up â€“ a writer. For 20 years he has written for national and regional magazines, journals, and newspapers. For the past few years he has been working as an editor for Internet sites, a literary agency, and two publishing houses. He now writes for fun and spends as much time as possible in the desert.