Writing Clubs

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Potlatch Poetry
Last event announced November 25, 2020. Come one, come all, Join us and have a ball. We're not a fancy group-- we write A to Z soup! Please participate so we can celebrate your awesome style whether with a smile or by shedding a tear- remember have no fear. ~~~NEWS~~~ 1. topic changes weekly--at times one will be assigned 2. poetry only--style will be announced with notes/info 3. picture choice or not author's choice 4. promotion or not author's choice 5. may write each week, skip one or more weeks, then return 6. do not use the 'reserve spot' if you are entering your work in a contest. Reserve your spot FIRST in the selected contest. 7. please sign in on the page under 'discussions' tab when you have completed your poem 8. please be selective about copying everything in your author notes--some is FYI--and no one reads it anyway once posted 9. pm me if you have ideas, questions, or need help 10. have fun! Club Organizer is Jannypan (Jan) .

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Flash Fiction and Short Shorts
Last event announced November 23, 2020. Some people don't have a very high opinion of flash fiction, even though some very famous writers have dabbled in this genre. So why don't we prove them wrong? Club Organizer is robyn corum.

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Picture This
Last event announced November 23, 2020. Do you enjoy a POETRY ONLY challenge? If so, this is the club/group for you. Every two weeks we post artwork/photo, which the club members write an ekphastic (interpretative poem) about. ● NOT A CONTEST ● This is just for 'fun', so enjoy! Club Organizer is BeasPeas.

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Animal Crackers
Last event announced November 13, 2020. Share your stories and poems about your pets or other animals. No challenges. No deadlines. Simply a place for animals lovers to share their experiences. This is not just for pets, but any animal. Organized by damommy. Club Organizer is damommy.

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The Fabulous Free Versers Club
Last event announced November 12, 2020. Our purpose is to learn TRUE free verse poetry NOT just "words on a page". Free verse puts the writer in charge while still incorporating poetic devices. This is a chance to write poetry NO ONE ever dreamed of. ~~~~~~~ You may wish to add this, or part of it, to your notes when you write a free verse for this club. Hopefully by doing so, reviewers will better understand the techniques used in the construction of free verse. ~~~~~~~ NOTES Free Verse *Definition of Free Verse Free verse is a literary device that can be defined as poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm, and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Such poems are without rhythm and rhyme schemes, do not follow regular rhyme scheme rules, yet still provide artistic expression. In this way, the poet can give his own shape to a poem however he or she desires. However, it still allows poets to use alliteration, rhyme, cadences, and rhythms to get the effects that they consider are suitable for the piece. [The key here is that free verse doesn't have a set format in line length--syllable count; may incorporate scattered rhymes (no set pattern, though); and may have some lines that are metered--but not presented in a set pattern. Other techniques are used, such as, but not limited to, alliteration, cross rhyme, onomatopeia (sound words), personification, etc.] Features of Free Verse *Free verse poems have no regular meter or rhythm. They do not follow a proper rhyme scheme; these poems do not have any set rules. This type of poem is based on normal pauses and natural rhythmical phrases, as compared to the artificial constraints of normal poetry. *Example of Free Verse A Noiseless Patient Spider (By Walt Whitman) “A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space… Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold, Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.” If you are looking for free verse examples, then Walt Whitman is your guy. He is known as the father of free verse English poetry. In this poem, only a simple metaphor is used to mesmerize readers without employing regular rhyme scheme or rhythm. We can see normal pauses in the poem unlike the typical limitations of metrical feet. Club Organizer is damommy.

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Poetry Scholarships
Last event announced November 2, 2020. GREAT NEWS. Due to a scholarship award not being taken up there are TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT CLASS. This will be a SONNET WRITING CLASS and will take place in January 2021. If you are interested write a PM to PANTYGYNT setting out why you believe you should receive one of these awards. Registering with the club does not commit you to anything at this stage, but you must have registered with the club in order to be eligible for any future scholarship award. Once registered with the club, you will be contacted via pm that will give further details. Simply click to join us! Club Organizer is Pantygynt.

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The Long Story Club
Last event announced November 1, 2020. Like to write fiction but hate having to break your work up into bite-sized chunks? Enjoy reading something you can get into without having to wait for the next instalment? This is the club for you! Events will based around creating works of fiction (prose only) that must exceed AT LEAST 1,500 words! Club Organizer is Sarkems.

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It’s all in the details
Last event announced September 23, 2020. The aim of this club is to look at not only writing and finishing a story, but editing it after, and how to polish it so that it becomes really beautiful. The idea comes from my own experience on Fanstory. I have written many stories and the ones that have got the best feedback are the ones that I spent a long time editing by myself and using feedback from other people on the site. We will also look at ways to add small details to a story that bring scenes and characters to life. If you’re interested, please join and let’s have some fun together! Club Organizer is oliver818.

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The Hellacious Horror Club
Last event announced August 1, 2020. In honor of all those who love the spooky, the scary and the ghoulish stories of horror, come join us one and all to explore the dark side and keep the Horror realm alive (or dead as the case may be)! At least one horror challenge will be posted each month, so get ready to dig deep down into the pits of hell and entertain us with your terror offerings! Prose or poetry – whichever you prefer! Club Organizer is Diana L Crawford.




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