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Write on Wednesday: Creating a Buzz

By Leslie Lindsay Last night I attended my local writer’s group.  It’s been awhile–but hey–it’s a new year, an I am recommitting myself to be there every month.  Instead of bringing snippets of my novel-in-progress, I brought something entirely new and different: a contest prompt from Writer’s Digest magazine.  The prompt goes something like this: “Write that you go back to your childhood home and it has been condemned.” “Hummm….I can do something with this,” I thought.  And so I put pen to paper.  Literally.  I actually handwrote my thoughts as I drew upon some images of what that must feel like.  It took all of twenty minutes to jot down about 300 words about  a decriped home.  But the constest allows up to 750 words.  Do, I write more?  Do I just stop because it feels “done?” Seems my fellow writers had other thoughts: “Go in!”  one person urged. “No!  Don’t go in.  Stay outside.  Don’t go any further than the stairs,”  chimed in another “Why are you there?” wanted to know yet another member of …