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Welcome to The Write Spot - an online writing community offering inspiration and writing prompts to spark your writing. Contact Marlene if you want to post a book review. Click on Writers Forum, Jumpstart or Resources for writing events in Northern California.

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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

March 19, 26

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

March 20, 27

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available:  The Write Spot To Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries reveals techniques Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono use in their Jumpstart Writing Workshops. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, non-fiction, or poetry, or if you are experiencing writers block, Discoveries will inspire your writing and open doors for self-discovery and transformational writing. Available at Petaluma Copperfield's Books and $12.

Writers Forum 2018

March 15

Abigail Samoun was an in-house children’s book editor for over ten years, working on a wide range of projects, from board books to young adult novels. Her books received such honors as the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, the New York Public Library Ezra Jack Keats award, and the Pura Belpre.

In 2011, Abigail made the transition from editing to agenting, co-founding Red Fox Literary with Karen Grencik. She is the author several children’s books, including What’s In Your Purse? (Chronicle Books, 2014), The Little Traveler series (Sterling Publishing, 2014), and Mind Afire, an illustrated biography of inventor Nikola Tesla.

Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova

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Describe colorful character using similes and metaphors. Prompt #362

Write about a colorful character using similes and metaphors. Simile – a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often using like or as, as in “eyes like stars.” Metaphor – A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another; thus making an implicit comparison, as in the evening of life. Metaphors are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way. Metaphors are a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining. Unlike similes that use the words “as” or “like” to make a comparison, metaphors state that something is something else.  Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such…

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