Need loose structure ideas for a community writing group.
October 3, 2010 10:38 PM Subscribe
Need loose structure ideas for a community writing group. It's completely open to the public and will meet every other week. However, since it hasn't yet started, and I'm the only certain participant, I want to be prepared with suggestions to get the ball rolling.
posted by AnOrigamiLife to writing & language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've offered to play chaperon to the new group. Ideally, participants will jump in and help determine the structure. But if that doesn't happen, I want to be prepared.
My initial thoughts are:
1) to have a fishbowl of writing prompts, which we could address in short free-writing exercises. Anyone can add to the bowl.
2) to introduce a single sentence and ask participants to incorporate it into a one-page piece to share aloud at the next meeting.
3) to allow each person a set period of time to present a piece of writing and a set period for group feedback.
Anyone new is welcome to join at any time, and that presents some challenges not seen by the standard closed writing group. I'm especially lacking in concrete ideas for those writers who come wanting feedback on ongoing works. I encourage and welcome your ideas or suggestions!