Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2019 11:39 pm

Writer Workshop Round-Robin 2

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Writer Workshop Round-Robin 2
Swap Homepage:United States
Group:The Writer's Well
Swap Coordinator:Artistic (contact)
Swap categories: Journals  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:2
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 29, 2019
Date items must be sent by:May 29, 2019
Number of swap partners:1

For this series of six swaps, we’ll read two essays related to writing and/or reading from The Electric Typewriter website.The idea is to get us reading more about the craft of writing in order to grow as writers.

You’ll read the two essays, write your takeaways and thoughts in a notebook and mail it to your partner. For the next rounds, you’ll write in the notebook you received in the last swap and send it along. The idea would be to get some consistency going and your original notebook returned to you before the end of the year. When you launch a notebook, be sure to put your name, email and mailing address on the inside cover so it can be returned to you.

Length of response is up to the sender. Aim for at least a couple of paragraphs at the minimum.

If this is your first round, get a notebook, softbound preferred for mailing, that’s approximately 8.5x5.5 inches with 80-100 pages in it. (The size is a sheet of paper folded in half.) These notebooks are generally sold in 2-, 3- or 5-packs at places like Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart and Amazon and will fit inside a 6x9 manila envelope to mail.

Feel free to read the essays at your leisure – and any of the others on The Electric Typewriter. Each swap will have a pairing of two essays. I provide direct links to the essays as well as a one-sentence bio on the authors with a link if you want more information.

You can write longhand (legibly, please!) or type and adhere your responses to the page(s) in the notebook. Please be sure to date your entry and include the authors and titles of the essays in your response.

Second pairing: Annie Dillard and George Orwell

“Write Till You Drop” by Annie Dillard


“Why I Write” by George Orwell.

Dillard won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Orwell was British writer most known for the novels “1984” and “Animal Farm.”

The essayists

First pairing: J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.

Next pairing: David Foster Wallace and Cheryl Strayed

Snail mail. Group membership. USA


Artistic 05/ 1/2019 #

It's just us again. Partners are assigned!

Artistic 05/31/2019 #

Went out today.

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