Some wee changes to our blog…

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As many/some/a smattering/none of you know, this is an eclectic group blog loosely orbiting the topic of “writing”.  We are all part of a writing group that meets every other week in the Phoenix area, and we started this up as a way to encourage us to both write a little more, and to explore some of our ideas in an open forum.

The only guide has been each topic needs to be somehow “related to writing”, which has resulted in everything from posting short stories to explorations of the female archetype in literature. It’s been fun, but also all over the map. After batting it around a bit, we’ve decided to do some loose themes to try to help us bounce and build off of each others input.  The first one, starting this week, is “ideas”.  Where do they come from?  How do you develop yours?  etc.  Our rotation of authors is two weeks long, so this week and next will cover the “ideas” theme.

After that, we want to try our one-word exercises. In our group, we encourage at least writing a short story every time by selecting a random word to use as a seed for a short piece.  It’s an interesting exercise as the word often puts me out of my normal thought patterns and I come up with some very odd (for me) pieces.  We’ll be picking a word and then each of us will write using that word as the inspiration.

What we need is the word!  If you have any word you would like to suggest, leave it in the comments below. Same for any topics/themes you would like to see us use.

We appreciate the ideas, and appreciate you taking the time to read our blog!

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