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Alyssa Goldstein Ekstrom posted blog posts
Tuesday
Alex Carrigan posted a discussion

Valentine's Writing Prompt

Since Valentine's Day is this weekend, our weekly prompt is inspired by love and romance. You do not have to typically write romance to do this prompt, so feel free to try it out.Prompt: Write two different scenes, one showing the beginning of a relationship, and the other showing the end of a relationship. See More
Tuesday
Emily Smith posted blog posts
Monday
Emily Smith posted a discussion

Writing Prompt, Jan 27

This week's prompt is simple, but should challenge your imagination. This prompt is useful for science fiction writers, but can be adjusted to fit within any genre. Thinking in the context of unusual settings and in the mind of unusual characters is an idea that crosses genres. Ready?Prompt: You are an astronaut. Describe your day.See More
Jan 27
Emily Smith posted a blog post

New Fiction from Paris Retreat Participant G. Evelyn Lampart feat. in Poetica Magazine!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce that one of our 2015 Summer in Paris Writing Retreat participants has had her work published in Poetica Magazine!  Her story “Fuller Brush” is part of the…See More
Jan 22
Emily Smith posted a discussion

Working With "The Tenses"

As we begin again in this new year and return to work, we tend to experience a mix of emotions. Write a character who is looking forward to something (renewal), but also regrets something (the past).See More
Jan 18
Emily Smith posted a blog post

2016 Writing Retreats Announced!

We're proud to announce our writing retreats for 2016! Join us in Newport, Rhode Island from April 22 to 24, in Barcelona and the South of France from July 18 to 26, and Granada, Spain from July 28 to August 5. For more information, visit cww.nyc. Apply by March 15, 2016 at cww.submittable.com.See More
Jan 18
Emily Smith posted a discussion

Keep to the Story (Prompt)

Sometimes it's easy to get caught up language, rhythm, syntax and other technical aspects of writing instead of the actual story. For this prompt, write a short story (or flash piece) about the following picture. Think strictly in terms of the story and plot, then write without stopping for five minutes.See More
Jan 12
Emily Smith left a comment for Melissa Mohr
"Dear Melissa, Welcome to the Cambridge Writers' Workshop NING Network. Feel free to connect with other writers and share your writing during our weekly prompts. Best, Emily Smith p.s. What an interesting topic for a first book!"
Jan 5
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Jan 5
Emily Smith left a comment for Caroline Burke
"Hi Caroline, Welcome to the Cambridge Writers' Workshop NING Network. Feel free to connect with other writers and share your writing during our weekly prompts. Best, Emily Smith"
Jan 5
Emily Smith commented on Emily Smith's blog post Happy New Year, Writers!
"Hi Dorothy, We will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival again this year and will host an off-site "Bookend" reading. In November, we also host an annual Pre-Thanksgiving Writing & Yoga Cleanse.  Keep checking back for updates and…"
Jan 4
Dorothy Berman commented on Emily Smith's blog post Happy New Year, Writers!
"      Hi ! I am a member and I would like to know if there are any workshops or readings on weekends in New York City.        Regards,        Dorothy Berman …"
Jan 4
Emily Smith's blog post was featured

Happy New Year, Writers!

The Cambridge Writers' Workshop works hard to foster communities of dedicated writers and encourage creative expression in the literary arts. Read about our creative year in review, and find out what we have in store for 2016!Read the article in full…See More
Jan 4
Emily Smith posted a discussion

Writing About Writers (Prompt)

Some writers are so infamous for their life stories that they become literary icons, often spawning their own literary myths and urban legends. Cantab Lounge bartender Adam Stone tapped into this phenomenon when he suggested a new prompt for his "Tips from the Bar" series in collaboration with the Boston Poetry Slam.Use this prompt as a blueprint for future characters, be specific. In this case, start by writing what you know - that is, what you know about each writer.Prompt: Start with famous…See More
Jan 4
 

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The Cambridge Writers' Workshop is committed to fostering a
community of dedicated writers and supporting creative expression
in the literary arts. Cambridge Writers' Workshop is held
regularly, alternating between in-session writing meetings and
review and feedback meetings for each writer's new work. All
writers from amateurs to professionals who are looking for a
serious writing community are welcome to join.

In addition, the directors offer close attention to and feedback on your writing per consultation basis.  Contact DianaNorma@post.harvard.edu.

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Valentine's Writing Prompt

Started by Alex Carrigan on Tuesday.

Writing Prompt, Jan 27

Started by Emily Smith Jan 27.

Working With "The Tenses"

Started by Emily Smith Jan 18.

Keep to the Story (Prompt)

Started by Emily Smith Jan 12.

Writing About Writers (Prompt)

Started by Emily Smith Jan 4.

 
 
 

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