December Meeting Recap

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:16 AM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 9:44 AM ]
Ron shared a summary of the Seven Basic Plotlines for any story, then gave a 5-minute writing prompt for people to write the plot of their life. 

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December readings:
  • Kris read a poem: Eternity Came at a Torrid Pace
  • Sarah's story was about the car as a "memory vessel"
  • Lawrence read his Christmas jazz poem
  • Maria shared "Che," recalling a young crush that never developed into anything more
  • Charlie read his "Saving Thanksgiving" piece
  • Harry read his 1975 poem "I'm the One Called Doc", a tribute to the corpsman, which can be found posted in Marine and Navy facilities to this day
  • Tom read a preview of his upcoming story for Vista Press, "Del Mar Dana: Birthday Battle"
  • Ron told tale of new house, based on a true story of natural sounds - and supernatural sounds - in a house in Colorado
Note: Future VWG meetings are moving to the 4th Saturday of the month. Join us for the next meeting on January 26, 2019. Women's group at 9:30, full group at 11:00.