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One Poem, Two Voices

poetry — Internal and external realities.

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Band Name

Invention — Grab your listeners.

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October Grab Bag

PROMPTS — By WtW Writers

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Sound the Alarm

Opinion — Hope from action.

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The Things They Carried

Prose List — The physical and figurative.

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Relocating

REFLECTION — What is your experience of starting anew?

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Mysteries Abound

List — What we don’t know.

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[Insert Age]

Reflection — Your years.

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Letter to the Editor

Reaction — Short and snappy.

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Three Month Window

SELF ANALYSIS — What habit do you want to change now?

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Diminishing Verse

Poem — Removing letters.

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Oral Histories

TRANSCRIPTION — Preserve your family’s stories.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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