Tag: writing

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…

Interested in writing?

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…

Creative Writing workshops slated for fall

Author Ann Lee Miller

Creative writers of all kinds — fiction, nonfiction, memoir — will be able to participate in a college-level writing workshop running during October, November and December. The workshop will meet from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October 13, 20 and 27, November 10 and 17 and December 1 in the Sun Lakes Country Club Friendship Room.…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Assert yourself, young man Bob Hirt Having been brought up on a large dairy farm with a couple teams of draft horses was a good experience for us kids. Those gentle “plugs,” as my Dad called them, were anything but a challenge. Billy and Sally were the gentlest animals one could ever imagine. If you’d…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Story About Words, “I Am” Phyllis Oliver This song, “I Am,” immediately comes to my mind when I hear the words, “I am.” I will immediately begin singing to myself over and over and sometimes out loud when no one is around. I never knew the story behind the words or the real intent that…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Lola’s Calls Margaret Daniels When I purchased my first home, Lola came with it. She was my next door neighbor. She was an older woman who had cared for her frail husband until his passing. Even though I didn’t see her much outside her home, Lola seemed to be the communicator for our short street.…

Writers’ Page

A Grateful Spirit (Thankful, Appreciative, Obliged, Indebted, Glad) Margaret Daniels There were five spirits who each had a special gift. They were instructed to share that gift with people they came in contact with. The first spirit was called thankful. His special gift was to show people they have much to be thankful for. As…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

To Be or Not Bob Petrucelli It’s midnight on the Grand Central Parkway in New York City. A 60 year old man, obese, six feet tall, dressed in a Brooks Brothers overcoat and vested suit is standing on the ledge of the bridge crossing the highway. There is very little traffic because it is Thanksgiving.…

Attention aspiring writers

A new group is forming for persons interested in writing. From the serious minded to the curious minded, all genres are welcome. It will be our intent to help each other become more well-rounded in the writing experience while giving each other support. If you would care to learn more about the ins and outs…

Writers’ Page – October 2014

What Happened to the Music, Where Did it Go? Ellie Clark Watching a promo for the Video Music Awards was an interesting, if unentertaining, experience. There they were in their brief outfits (some bordering on nudity) gyrating about the stage making sounds into a microphone that sounded like pure unadulterated noise to my ears. This was…