October 2015

Post date: Oct 2, 2015 3:10:55 AM

This month's newsletter, written by Renee Liming:

Every Fall I am just in awe at God’s beauty, the multitude of colors the rolling hills of Wisconsin provide for us. Fall brings me to the outdoors, to nature; the leaves are changing colors, the weather is chillier, the days are shorter. It’s the start of football season. There are trips to the apple orchard, caramel apples and apple pies. There are pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, and scarecrows. There are corn mazes and pumpkin carving. With the cooler weather comes wood cutting, splitting, and stacking. Family memories are made raking leaves. Wooly caterpillars can be seen along the side of the road. Hot soups and apple cider taste better in cooler weather. Fall reminds me of helping Granny rake leaves, piling them in wash tubs, and carrying them to the burn pile. Fall also reminds me of canning vegetables from the garden.

Writing Prompt: What does fall remind you of? Write about some of the fall memories you have.

COMING UP: October 13, 2015 - guest speaker, Monica Holtz. Monica is a WWCWG alum and will share information about the 'tools and tricks to make writing easier.' You can look at our schedule page for some additional information about Monica and her background. Please join us as we welcome Monica in October.


If you want to receive feedback on your work, come early (5:30 p.m.) to meet with others. Bring 6-8 copies of your short piece (300 words or so) for the group to read along as you share. You could bring what you’ve written in response to the prompt above, or something else you’re working on. It can be a portion of a book chapter, or a short article too.

See you at the October meeting!