This is both a reminder to the stalwart writers who braved the first meeting in February and an invitation to those who were not able to join us.

Please visit the OFPL website to learn more about us as well as our fledgling O’Fallon Writing Group website.   iNSPIRATION

All are welcome – from beginner to expert.  All we ask is a desire to write and a willingness to support others in their efforts.

Finally, if you did not receive the whole-group email of Feb. 24, we are challenging you with a prompt to introduce yourself on Saturday.

Happy Writing, Susan and Keli!


Introduce yourself in 140 characters (the length of a tweet).   You can make it simple sentences or a list.  Maybe, you can compose a poem.

The challenge?  Make it unique, not just random bullets from your resume.

Sample ideas:

  • Describe your greatest passion
  • Explain your philosophy for living
  • What is the most important physical object in your life? Why?
  • Detail your guilty pleasure?
  • Or, create your own a single-idea to focus your introduction.

This can be serious or humorous or both; just keep it focused and under 140 characters.

Naturally, we won’t force anyone to share outside their comfort zone, but we thought you might enjoy crafting a personalized introduction to the real you.  Ideally we will learn who you are instead of what you do.

Looking for inspiration?

Stephen King’s On Writing  This volume “really contains two books: a fondly sardonic Onwritingautobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists”, written by American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, Stephen King (b. 1947). The first third of the book contains King’s memoir, which includes heartfelt tidbits about his brother, mother and his long battles with alcohol and drug addiction. The second part of the book, “On Writing,” is where aspiring novelists might find inspiration. King describes the symbolism in many of his novels and offers writers common sense advice. He presents his taboos of writing: adverbs (especially those in dialog) and the passive voice. He describes his writer’s toolbox, including examples of both good and bad writing, sometimes taken from his own work, sometimes taken from other writers. He also describes his approach to research. King concludes by including a list of nearly a hundred novels that he considers the best that he’s read in the last three or four years.


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