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Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers Monthly Meetup

  • Jun 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This is a general discussion and social meetup.

Topic: Characters: who are they? How do we get to know them as writers? How do we develop consistent personalities, or decide how they will react in extreme situations. We'll also discuss Comicpalooza if folks want to comment on their panel experiences.

A useful writing link: Write or Die

We will of course, also read and discuss the writing exercise if there are any takers. (See prompt below!)

Optional writing exercise prompts: "Can this be?" or fry, select, when

About our Meetup generally: PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CRITIQUE GROUP. Currently we gather for a low-pressure chance to socialize with other folks interested in writing science fiction, fantasy or horror. Topics tend to range from "why I'm here at this group and what I like to write" through specific questions about writing process and problems to discussions of sf/f/h works and debates on ideas of general interest relative to writing sf/f/h. We post an optional writing exercise, and if there are takers, we read and comment on their work.

To participate in the exercise, write a science fiction, fantasy or horror piece[masked] words in length based on the prompt below. If the text of the prompt is in quotes, the full text should appear somewhere in your exercise. If the text of the prompt is not in quotes, the concepts should appear in your exercise, but the phrase itself is not required. Bring 10 typed/printed copies to the meeting for people to read. If the prompt inspires you to a piece that is longer than 2000 words, bring 10 copies of the first 2000 words as your exercise submission. If you'd like, be sure to bring a copy of the complete work in case a member wants to read the whole thing.

Some of our members are seeking critique circle opportunities. Several critique groups have developed from the main meetup.  Ask during a meeting if there are any meet-and-greets upcoming, or any groups accepting new members.

Optional writing exercise prompts: "Can this be?" or fry, select, when


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  • Alyssa W.

    Great group; very productive, and nice to hear other views.

    June 11, 2013

  • Hugo R.

    Hey guys! Great meeting all of you. I learned a lot!

    June 11, 2013

  • Kristopher Anthony M.

    Something came up last minute and I may or may not have time to drop by.

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a tentative yes. I don't have the night off, but I'm pretty sure I won't have to go in til 10pm...

    June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Confirmed Yes! I do in fact have the night off (and the next 2 1/2 weeks to boot!)

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Lindsay

      Sweet! Gotta love a 2+ week vacation!

      June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to be there!

    June 9, 2013

  • Hugo R.

    Lookin forward to meeting fellow writers!

    1 · May 29, 2013

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