Tag: writing

Interested in writing?

Bob Hirt If you enjoy writing and feel that you want to share your skills, enjoy light banter and camaraderie and the willingness to be open to discussion and critique, why not come to our monthly New Horizons Writers Group meetings. There are no dues; just a commitment to attend meetings with regularity and purpose.…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Free Stuff Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Did you ever stop and think of all the Free Stuff you receive and enjoy every day. Look up at this instant and see the beautiful sky above you, the blue sky, the white clouds. The air we breathe, the wind that brushes against our skin as we scurry about each…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Our Winter Years Jeri Holcombe Ragan (To Honeyboy and Charlie) Years have come and gone; Our steps no longer lithe as we cross the yard. Your whiskers and mine, whiten our faces into two grizzled old men. Still, you follow me in slow arthritic walk, a rhythm we both know. You nudge my hand to…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

The Merry Go Round Larry D. Cartford Every 4th of July the Carousel would come to town. We lived a block from the park. I knew all was set to go and celebrate the fourth when the calliope of the merry go round started to play. I loved that music, always happy with a delightful…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

The Hillbilly Bob Hirt “Hi … ? Bob …?” the fellow offered, almost quizzically, as he stepped out of his 1995 Honda Accord sedan at the edge of my driveway and sidled slowly over to me: “My name’s Jake Jenkins and I talked a couple days ago to your brother, Tommy, back East. He mentioned…

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Travel by Train Yvonne White Train travel seemed to be a thing of the past, until my experience this year. I always thought, “Why travel by train when I can fly and get there quicker?” This year we were in Germany and saw the fast efficient trains with great schedules and good value. We just…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Have you always had a desire to write? Would you like to try your hand at writing? Would you like to leave personal stories to your children and grandchildren? Examples: How you met your husband/wife. What you remember about your first date. Thoughts about your high school graduation. Now that you are retired, how do…

Writing workshop starts  January 12, 2017

Anne Lee Miller

Sun Lakes Country Club will host local author Ann Lee Miller for a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, January 12-February 2, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room. The workshop will focus on how to plan and structure short stories, novels and nonfiction essays, articles and memoirs. Writers will practice showing the action of their…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

And so goes the memory Bob Hirt We were recently sitting at a memorial at the Cottonwood tennis courts, along with some 500 others, to honor a deceased tennis professional and friend, all waiting for the program to begin. We were celebrating the life of a tennis pro who was tragically killed on nearby Riggs…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Stop the World and Review the Situation Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Someone recently said they felt everything in life had been accomplished. Roads traveled, people to see, books read, movies watched, foods sampled, flavors to taste, children grown and nothing more to do. There is so much more to accomplish at any age. More than anyone…