Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers Monthly Meetup

  • November 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This is a general discussion and social meetup.

Topic: Motivation, momentum, and movement. It's Nanowrimo - let's talk about conquering the inner editor to get words on paper.

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

Optional writing exercise prompts: "It's not my fault!" or crack, famine, word

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: "It's not my fault!" or crack, famine, word


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  • Stephen S.

    Also if anyone can, go check out my new fledgling comic book publishing company, Andromeda Comics, on Facebook and give it a Like. If anyone is interested, send me your email and send you some of the things im working on.

    November 12, 2013

  • Enos R.

    The combination of NaNoWriMo with the session made for an entertaining afternoon.

    November 12, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    It was most excellent. A lot of creative people,with dedicated ideas and attitudes and well rounded thought processes. I look forward to becoming a regular member.

    November 11, 2013

  • Krista B.

    I'm sorry guys, I won't be able to make it this time :(

    November 11, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    First time going. Who should I look out for or will there be a party under the groups name?

    November 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      And, if you want to come early, I believe Lindsay is hosting a write-in there beginning at 4.

      1 · November 10, 2013

    • Stephen S.

      Most excellent. I have several stories in progress but I think it far exceeds the 2000 word limit. I'll have too to see what I can condense.

      November 10, 2013

  • Marianne J D.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    1 · November 6, 2013

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