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Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

(Listen to these three writers share how they got started in writing and what keeps them going.) Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania ***** (I think we can all relate to this one!) KATE FELLOWES: Whodunnit ***** (I can practically smell the noodles boiling! I have to confess, though, I… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

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Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Instead of choosing a writing prompt from the web, I’ve decided to share some thoughts on recent events. Call it an exercise in creative nonfiction. Last night, we stayed up late to watch the 2017 Hindi film “Secret Superstar.” We’ve seen it many times before, and it’s become a family favorite.… Continue reading Exercising the craft—June 1, 2020

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Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg (an original poem/no prompt) ***** The harshest winds blow, Keeping me inside, at home. Sunbeams say don’t wait,   Because spring has come. The bite in the air may say To wait. But the sun   Shines to remind us That time passes; that nature Will not stop nor wait. ***… Continue reading Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

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Writers’ Showcase, January 27, 2020

(I hate cockroaches too.) https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/94-FE1-Q12020EssayContest.html ***** (Just because something changes form doesn’t mean it loses purpose.) https://thestoryfiles.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/bones/ ***** (I love the quietude in this haiku.) ***** (Standing up for the right thing is hard and complicated. And necessary.)

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Exercising the craft—January 6, 2020

Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “the train.” https://first50.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/the-train/ ***** I fidgeted on the platform, staring at the paper from my classmate. The previous day, in the campus coffee shop, she’d explained the train system. Her ease with big-city transportation mystified me, a girl from a coastal town who’d only ridden… Continue reading Exercising the craft—January 6, 2020