Acclaimed novelist Faith Sullivan makes her first appearance in Door County June 16-18. During her stay, she will give a reading from her latest novel, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, at the Miller Art Museum, co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries and the Peninsula Bookman on Thursday, June 16; lead a writing workshop at… [ Read On ]
Write about a memory from summer of 2006. Summer, 1996. Go back by decades as far as you are able and write a memory of that summer.
By Dale M. Kushner Preface They are at it again in the bedroom next to hers. Slippers thrown across the room, her mother’s scorched voice exploding in disgust. Father commanding Control yourself, Nathalie. Reenie waits in the void of their aggrieved voices, ear to gap, the silence, and imagines father smoking by the window, mother… [ Read On ]
I got to babysit the other day. It was wonderful. The baby was just a few months old, so full of life and so full of curiosity. She noticed everything. Soaking up her world like a sponge soaks up water. My first duty was to feed her some peas and oatmeal. It did not look… [ Read On ]
When the sky turns pink you know it is almost time, you grab your pillow, say goodnight and wish the day goodbye. Slowly as you climb into bed you drift off to wonderland in your sleepy head. The moon starts to rise, out your cracked window, the sun starts to say goodbye and promises it… [ Read On ]
Write about a time you were — or your character was– late for an important event.
Memoirist Ellen Rosewall discusses the influence of Stephen King, the Outlander series, and knitting on her own writing, as well as the projects she is currently working on with Write On volunteer Maggie Peterman. Chair of the Arts Management Program at UW – Green Bay, Ellen will be in residence at Write On May 15… [ Read On ]
Every morning at 3 a.m. I hear a train whistle blow. I open my eyes and for just a moment I am once again watching the trains that rolled through my hometown when I was just a child. Once again I am fascinated by what I see through my sleep-filled eyes: freight trains, passenger trains,… [ Read On ]
Don’t be afraid to revise until you can’t think of another thing you can possibly do to get closer to what you want to convey.
Write about a fictional mother you either admired or disliked.
Nonfiction Ellen Rosewall comes to Write On this month! Ellen is the author of Sparkle Island: Stories of Love, Life and Walloon Lake, her memoir of her family’s 100 year old lake home near Petoskey, Michigan. She teaches Arts Management at UW-Green Bay. She will teach “Shaping Your Story: Creative Memoir Writing that Engages” on Wednesday,… [ Read On ]
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up, and why?
The warm temperatures mean open windows once again. Write about the sounds you hear through your window: the birds singing, the neighbor already mowing the lawn, the snippet of conversation overheard from the couple walking past your window.
“Write Your First Draft Fast and Finish Your Book Now!” with Valerie Clarizio and Virginia McCullough will now be held at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library, second floor, on Saturday, April 16, 10 am – noon. The class will not meet at Glas Coffeehouse as originally scheduled.
April 13th is Scrabble Day! Your writing prompt this week: play a game of Scrabble with a friend or friends (or play Scrabble Solitaire) and create a piece of writing using all the words on the board.
Estella Lauter served as Door County Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Essential Rudder: North Channel Poems and Pressing a Life Together by Hand. As part of the Door County Poets’ Collective, she edited Soundings: Door County in Poetry. On Friday, April 22, she will teach “Traveling Through Poetry,”… [ Read On ]
Write On Wednesdays begin next month! Taking inspiration from our successful “HisStory, HerStory, YourStory” program piloted in fall, Write On Wednesdays are free, facilitated writing labs open to writers of all ages, whether or not you have any previous writing experience. Participants will receive a writing prompt and general guidance on writing and the volunteer… [ Read On ]
This week’s writing prompt takes its inspiration from the great literary conversation that is the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference. Write about a conversation you (or your character) might have with an author (living or dead) or a literary character.
For the last full week of March, write about a time in your life (or in your character’s life) when something ‘came in like a lion and went out like a lamb’ or came in a like a lamb and went out like a lion.
This week, we sprang forward and lost an hour. Write about a time you (or your character) sprang forward or lost an hour in an activity. You or your character may have sprung into action or made a forward pass or had your pipes or tires spring a leak. You or your character may have… [ Read On ]