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Each month of 2014 brings the Russell Writers a writing challenge to spark their imaginations. Of course, you are always welcome to write on any topic and in any format you choose, but we hope these writing prompts are helpful for those times when you’re not sure where to begin.

The Russell Writers meet on the second Saturday of the month, from 9:30am until noon, in the third floor Meeting Room.  Each participant will have a chance to read his or her work (please bring several copies) and have it gently critiqued by the other members. All writers, from beginners to the experienced, are welcome. Please join us!

For more information, contact Michele Rousseau at 344-8136 or, or call Russell Library’s Programs and Publicity office at 347-2528, ext . 135.

2014 Schedule

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January 11
Write a piece where your character's bad manners (or good manners!) cause embarrassment to him/herself or to others.

February 8
You wake up to see a (dragon, dinosaur, alien, etc.) outside of your bedroom window. Write a short story about it.

March 8
If you were to create a reality TV series based on something you experienced in your life, what would it be?

April 12
Describe your favorite season (spring, summer, fall, or winter) and convince the reader that your favorite season is the best.

May 10
What is the best thing parents can do to or for their children?

June 14
Remember the last time you experienced a thunderstorm. What were the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings during the storm?

July 12
Write about a song and the memory (or memories) you associate with it. 

August 9
If you could spend an afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would it be? Explain why you chose this person and what you do together.

September 13
Describe your favorite place to live. It could be a real home from your past, present or future. Or, write about an imaginary fantasy home that you wish existed.

October 11
Think about a place where people gather: the mall, a fairground, school, a place of worship, etc. How does it look, sound, smell, and feel to be there? 

November 8
If you had a superpower, what would it be and why? Would you use it for good or evil?

December 13
Write about something new you learned within the past year, or write about something you plan on learning within the upcoming year.

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