Thursday, 29 December 2011

Grind Writers as President Obama

Writing groups can't be serious and literary all of the time....

 Sometimes we need to have fun...........

 and play.....

Creepy isn't it......... but, then we wrote!

Grind Writers and the books they free-write and journal in

People write in fancy journal books, in 3 ring notebooks, in shorthand books.

You find the paper and pen and format that works for you.....

And then.....................just write.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Why We’d Rather Schmooze Than Write - Margo Lamont

This was actually a prompt from another group, The Closet Writers. We noticed that with the slightest provocation we would spend our entire meeting yakking and schmoozing, and decided to free-write as to why.

Why We’d Rather Schmooze Than Write

            We’d rather schmooze than write because writing is a lonely occupation. No, not lonely—who is ever lonely when the ink is flowing and the thoughts are piling out?
             No, not lonely: solitary.  It’s you + something inanimate: the pen & paper, the computer. It’s your brain and your thoughts – as convoluted or creative as they may be – and the paper, that daunting blank ahead of you. And we all read, explore, attend lectures, meet curious people—and we want to share it. The schmoozing is about sharing and support; it’s about looking up from that page and being part of something bigger than you & it.
It’s about community.

Margo Lamont
September 7, 2010