Russell Literary Groups

The Russell Writers are in Session

When? 24/7
Where? In the comfort of your home!
Who? You!

The last meeting of the Russell Writers will be held at The Russell Library on October 11, 2014.  Please continue writing and reading what others write using the Online Bulletin Board Forum

The Russell Writers are moving online! No more worries about commitments clashing with meeting times or commuting during inclement weather. The Russell Writers' new online forum allows you to meet with your fellow Russell Writers at your convenience at

We encourage all adult writers to join us. Whether you're a reluctant beginner or a seasoned professional, you will be welcomed. Read and critique your fellow Russell Writers. Post your own writing for feedback. Exchange ideas and tips. Participate in the monthly writing prompts. Enjoy the camaraderie of other writers!

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


2014 Schedule

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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.

2015 Schedule

January 10, 2015
Many writers set a New Year's resolution to finish their manuscripts, but last year you had neglected yours. Write an apology letter to your manuscript explaining what happened and how you plan to make it up to the manuscript by the end of this year.

February 14, 2014
Put yourself in the place of a soldier fighting for your country.  As you describe how you feel, why are you doing it, and what the people in your platoon are like, suddenly a bomb goes off over head.  What happens next?

March 14, 2015
Forrest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get." What is writing like? Write a simile that starts with the phrase, "Writing is like . . ."

April 11, 2015
Write about the best prank you have ever pulled on someone.

May 9, 2015
You overslept and are late for work. Your boss hates over-sleepers, but he does love entertaining stories.  Create the most outlandish excuse as to why you were late.

June 13, 2015
Where do you consider your home town and why?  If you moved a lot, explain how the frequent moves affected you.  How has that experience shaped you today?

July 11, 2015
You're standing next to a phone booth when, suddenly, it rings.  Your gut tells you not to answer it, but finally you pick up the phone—and end up having the most amazing night of your life. Write about it.

August 8, 2015
Think about a tough decision you had to make (picking a college, quitting a job, putting a parent in a retirement home, etc.).  Now write about a fictional character who was faced with the same situation but chose to make the opposite decision.  How did things turn out differently?

September 12, 2015
Walking through a cemetery, you pass the grave of a World War II veteran. Write a scene from his life story.

October 10, 2015
When you were little, you believed that there was a monster under your bed.  On the eve of your 30th birthday, you hear noises coming from under your bed.  The monster is back and has an important message to deliver to you.  Write about it.

November 14, 2015
Write a scene that describes what it's like to stay home sick as a kid. Do you have to stay in bed? On the couch?  In front of the TV?  Does Mom or Dad stay home with you or are you left alone?

December 12, 2015
Write about the worst present you've ever received.  How did you react and what did you do with the gift?


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