Senior Scribblers

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Have some work started?

Thinking of getting going?

Want to write better fiction?

No experience needed!

A cooperative effort — not a course

  • Meets every other Thursday afternoon using Zoom
  • From 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to all seniors
  • More information:  Harry, 729-4238 or

Improve and Enjoy your Writing!

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Feb 25 Technique:  Word choice (whether dialogue or descriptive). The words have a story in themselves, and how we choose and use them greatly determines how or characters and our stories are interpreted.

Mar 11 Theme: Rewrite one of our old stories with the words discussion in mind.

Mar 25 Technique: Character development in general — whether through their dress, the language they use, their occupation, or other properties. I was delighted to see the piece from Elmore Leonard, that was part of the packet of links Fred sent a couple of weeks or so ago, in which he basically said “don’t describe the characters, tell me about them, and let me decide what they look like.

April 8 Theme: Write a short story in which we pointedly do not describe our characters directly, but tell enough about them that the others in the group can then describe them to us.

April 22 Technique: Story titles: How to choose them for best effect, and what does your title mean or suggest about your story?

May 6 Theme: Pick a poem and turn it into a narrative story without losing the essence of the poem.

May 20  Technique: The Mood of a story, and it’s development. What sets the mood initially?, Where and how do we do that? How do we build on that?

June 3 Theme:  TBD