Welcome to The Writer's Terrace - a haven for writers.

The Writer's Terrace (formerly known as The Written Word) is a haven for writers to come and share the expression of their hearts in our little "terraced garden" of women and friends. We don't have deadlines or assignments, just the opportunity to share the things we write.

We would love to have you join us and share your writing. Feel free to speak and write from the heart in whatever form you desire, but please no offensive language. Stories, poetry, free-write, letters, whimsical - anything that takes your fancy.

If you would like to join us please go to The Writer's Terrace Yahoo Group and fill out the application.

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Themes

Here are your challenges for the Month. You may do as many or as few as you choose.
All compositions MUST be written by you.
The following are prompts to help inspire you - you are free to share other writings as well. If you participate in these challenges just be sure to Identify the Room you are writing in (ie "The Writer's Terrace - Name of Piece")
PLEASE NOTE: the new room - "Room with a View" for group discussions and also writings inspired by the topic. For the writer who writes "from a particular view".
Remember...be creative and have fun!

The Writer's Terrace and The Poet's Corner

The story takes place five years into the future. During the story, there is a sudden windfall of money and a character becomes antisocial at some point.

Back to School!
Summer has drawn to a close in the northern hemisphere and many are preparing to go back to school. For some this involves elementary through to college. For others - the whole concept is just a memory.
Write a story or poem about SCHOOL MEMORIES - past or present.

Below are two Alan Ayers paintings. Write a poem or story inspired by either of them, or both!

The Literary Lounge

Imagination Prompt
Finish this sentence - "Love is..."

The Phrase Phase
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

The Phrase Phase
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale

The Phrase Phase
"To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid"

The Phrase Phase
Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance. - Yoko Ono

Imagination Prompt
Finish this sentence - "It seemed like a good idea last night, but in the light of day...."

Word Association
Take the following word, associate it with another and use that as the theme for your poem or story - Fall

Literally Lyrical
How did we get so mean?
How do we just move on?
How do you feel in the morning when it comes
And everythings undone?
Is it 'cause we wanna be free?
Well that's not me.
Normally I'm so strong
I just can't wake up on the floor
Like a thousand times before
knowing that forever wont be
("Mean" by Pink)

Room with a View
(these can be shared through poetry, article, letter or just a friendly banter and conversation)

View #1
What things in life sustain you emotionally?

View #2
Do you feel you’re too old to pursue your dreams?

The Word Alcove

skulk \SKUHLK\, intransitive verb:
1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
2. To move about in a stealthy way.
3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.
4. One who skulks.
5. A group of foxes.

bestow \bih-STOH\, transitive verb:
1. To present as a gift or an honor; confer.
2. To apply; use.

gauche \GOHSH\, adjective:
Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.

ineffable \in-EF-uh-buhl\, adjective:
1. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
2. Not to be uttered; taboo.

The Book Nook

Share with us a Book you have read recently. Review it and tell us what you think of it. Don't forget to include Title, author and ISBN (google it, if in doubt)

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