Wednesday Writing Groups – Visitor Info
Thanks for dropping by! I often get questions about our Wednesday Writing Groups. Below are a few Qs and As, and a sneak peek at our weekly content.
What do you write about each week?
Group members can choose the weekly writing activity created by Robin, any part of the weekly activity, OR write on their own topic. The provided activities are always optional.
Do I have to share what I write?
No. After our 15-minute timed writing, everyone is invited to share either a ‘snippet’ of their writing OR about the writing process they experienced. This conversation is always lively and thought-provoking. Sharing personal writing is not required but contributing to the conversation is expected by community members. 🙂
I’m a teen. Can I join?
Robin has been facilitating writing with teens for 25+ years and loves to write with them, but due to the sometimes-sensitive nature of the conversations, Wed Writing Groups are currently for grown-up gals. Robin would love to add a teen writing group in the future, but struggles to find the right day/time!
Do I have to attend every week?
No, weekly attendance is not required but regular attendance is expected and encouraged within our writing community that has two goals: (1) build a writing habit and (2) build human connections. Group members look forward to time together. Folks not attending regularly are welcomed visitors when a seat is available.
Where can I see the weekly writing prompts?
Weekly content is available to WWG members.
Can I see a sample of the weekly writing topics?
Yes, absolutely! You’ll find a few below, along with thoughts from group members.
Do you have any writing resources for me to write on my own?
Sure do! You can get 12 free writing prompt activities here — a peek into wwg topics— with additional ones available later in 2022.
How much do the writing groups cost?
Wednesday Writing Groups are free.
Where can I sign up for a Wednesday Writing Group?
Jump over to the Write With Us page. If seats are available, the registration links will be live (clickable).
A Sample of Writing Activity Prompts…
Sometimes, lists speak to us:
- List and write about 3 personal strengths.
- List 3 books you’d like to read this year.
- List 3 things that made life better last week.
Sometimes, a prompt speaks to us:
- This time last year…
- (After creating a list of colors): Write short poems, one after another about each color, letting each color move, trigger memories, and suggest images.
- Open a book or magazine and let the first word that jumps out at you be your prompt today.
- (After creating a vertical list A – Z): Write the first word that comes to mind for each letter. (Don’t censor!)
Sometimes it’s the quote that grabs us:
- “Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you’re going.” – Jen Sincero
- “Even the dull moments that make you long to be elsewhere, will prepare you for where you want to be, and you will have gratitude when you arrive there.” – Morgan Haper Nichols
- “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “We don’t choose what’s going to wake us up.” – Dani Shapiro
What gals are saying in our morning groups…
I can’t believe where my brain goes when I start writing each week!
Oh, that’s a good book! You’ll like that one!
Oh my gosh! I had this idea as I was writing today!
I’m so glad to have this time and space.
You made my week! Thank you.
Great to meet you!
I needed this!