Tweaking the Retreat Homework Assignment

Writing Round-Up

Spring Retreat in Alpine
April 24, 25, 26, 2009

Some writers requested our homework assignment to be a variation of the themes of our speakers, so in their honor we have put a twist on the previous assignment to become:

Romance and the Texas Rangers!

Dr. Barney Nelson-Creative Non-Fiction Assoc. Prof.
Sul Ross State University, Photographer/Writer
Linda LaRoque-Romance Novelist, Internet Writer
Mike Cox-Western Studies, Texas Rangers Researcher/Writer

However, if you liked earlier suggestions better, such as “Stranded” or “Nightmare at Camp”, and you cannot manage a way to mingle the first idea with a little romance and perhaps have your cowboys be Texas Rangers, that is fine. This is for fun, not stress!

Use your creativity. This can be a romantic love story or a non-fiction essay about how and why Texans and others around the world have a romantic concept about the Texas Rangers.

Rules are simple:

  1. Title your story something about romance and the Texas Rangers.
  2. The story, poem or essay must be 500 words or less.
  3. Bring your story to read around the fire, or send it to the Retreat Coordinator who will select someone to read it if you are unable to attend.
  4. You must be a TMTW member and/or be attending this year’s retreat.
  5. Your story may be as scary, silly, dramatic or serious as you wish.

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