May 2017 Meeting & Comp

How’s that song go from Camelot? It’s May! It’s May!

It’s May, time for your imagination to flower! Be inspired, owls.

When – Saturday, May 20 at 1 PM        Where – Cardinal Cafe, Stillman Valley

Our Topic:

Life experience and your writing… We’ve all heard “write what you know” at least once, but that advice is unrealistic and limiting. Imagination is a broad place and the reality of creating among its many diverse planes is that we shouldn’t limit ourselves to what we know. What we must do is examine our experiences, see into them, and apply what we observe, experience, and feel to our characters and scenes to enrich and enliven them. It’s what we bring as individuals to any idea–our own, a prompt, a competition–that makes it unique. We’ll explore and discuss this more at the meeting. Don’t miss it!


Kayla Dean’s blog article: How to Enrich Your Writing with Your Experiences


OWLS’ 2017 Short Story competition. Topic or theme: Heroes aren’t made. They’re born. Open to fiction and poetry. Just $10 per submission or FREE with paid OWLS membership. Entries due by August 31, 2017. Visit the OWLS Content Entry page for length requirements, details, and entry form. Contest open to all writers.

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