Writing Characters With Minds Different From Mine

Writing characters with minds different from mine. This workshop may cover topics like this:

* Synesthesia

* Help! I'm a man and I need to write about my woman protagonist falling in love.

* I need to write a character who's a psion. What's a good way to do this?

* My character is an alien who can see radio waves. What's a good way to do this?

Dan Goodman and Margaret Taylor will both talk about synesthesia from personal experience

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  • Conrad Z.

    Video of this meetup has been uploaded to youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­ please share with others!

    January 21

  • Rebecca

    Discussion was rather narrower than the topic title, but interesting. Remember what Aldous Huxley said, "The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense, whereas reality never makes sense."

    January 20

  • Jo R.

    I'm glad I came back. Been gone too long. We got some fascinating insights on synesthesia and a few good book recommendations on top of it! Thanks, everyone.

    January 20

  • Rebecca

    On the topic of synesthesia, here's an interesting article: Synesthetic Artist Suspends 20 Miles Of Ribbon Inside Grace Cathedral.
    http://www.fastcodesign.com/302...­

    It's not a very common condition, though it manifests along a continuum, so perhaps many of us can relate to the experience/perception. That's one clue to how we can access and believably write about Minds Different from Our Own.

    See y'all in a few days!

    1 · January 14

  • Brian K.

    Hi, I have been living in Uptown for about half a year now, and have been wanting to catch this Meetup for awhile. My favorite book is Captain Corelli's Mandolin; my favorite genre is sci-fi.

    December 1

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