Annual “Lightning Writing” Challenge meetings
At our January meetings, we enjoy a special time of creative fun.
starter phrases are kept secret until presented at the meeting.
skip the usual mini-training series and keynote speaker, so after
introductions of visitors and announcements, the seven
are displayed on the front wall screen and 2 overhead, computer
and visitors have a few minutes to ponder and select favorites that
fire their creative imaginations.
jotting down their favorites, everyone grabs some of the ample goodies
and coffee or teas provided by our OCACW
we all scatter around the 3rd floor meeting rooms that surround The
Heights; claiming couches, bistro tables, stage
steps, or a variety
of other tables and chairs throughout The Heights and nearby
45 minutes of thinking and scribbling (or typing on laptops) always
seems to end too soon, but that gives us
ideas to continue
the little “recess bell” is rung around the 3rd floor,
everyone returns the grab more goodies and a comfy chair or couch in
people bravely share their writing drafts: essays, thoughts, poems,
short stories, even some novel ideas
begin from one of
the seven starter phrases.
the spirit of enjoying our God-given creativity, we applaud everyone’s
attempts – however incomplete in the allotted 45 minutes.
If you enjoy a challenge, or just need a little spark to get your creativity
flowing again; try out some of our past sets of seven starter phrases.