Your story fix discussion meetup

  • January 24, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Betty Cafe

Writing is a lonely profession.

As a result of this, we tend to believe we have to do every writing-related thing – coming up with ideas, devising characters, rescuing ourselves from plot-holes – by ourselves.

(A plot-hole, not unlike a similar-sounding pothole, is an obstruction along the course of a story that writers sometimes mistakenly drive down into, which, depending upon its size, can cause major damage to the story's functioning that requires expensive (time, progress, sanity) repairs.)

But we novel-writers might do well to follow the example of our peers in film and TV, where they often workshop their ideas and story problems.

The purpose of this meetup is for us to do just that, harnessing the collective knowledge and inspiration of a whole group of creative people to troubleshoot what’s gone awry in our works-in-progress.

The discussion kick-starter question for this meetup is thus as follows:

"What plot-holes or problems are you experiencing in your work-in-progress or story idea you plan to write?"

We’re ready to serve as your writing team and help tow you out of the rut!

Other topics will also be discussed as they arise, in a relaxed, friendly manner. 

New members welcome! Look for the "Vancouver Writers' Social Group" sign on the table. 

The venue is located at Burrard and Helmcken and is part of the Burrard Hotel.

NOTE: If you end up on the waitlist, please don't just show up unless you are notified via the Meetup site of an opening and are added to the guest list.

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  • Alejandra

    I'm going to be running late. My husband has a drinks...work thing and I have to wait for him get home

    January 24, 2014

  • Viral DL Satyagraha A.

    Are you guys & gals ok with a non-fiction writer coming? I need to get a catalyst, find my mojo for some creative writing and hoping that some writing talk will get my juices flowing

    January 23, 2014

    • Viral DL Satyagraha A.

      I would love to help someone else out:-) I will bring paper and write down my suggestions, and share them that way. Or maybe i will just type it up and email them??

      January 24, 2014

    • Jonanne

      Probably we will just discuss it, but if you have follow-up suggestions for anyone, you (and everyone else) can always email those too.

      January 24, 2014

  • Nancy

    Jonanne, is this at the Blenz? I was looking for the BETTY CAFE and couldn't find it.

    January 21, 2014

    • Nancy

      I saw it today as I had to drive by there. If you click on the map link, it shows a Blenz there. That was why I was confused. :) See you Friday.

      January 21, 2014

    • Sunni Max D

      You're right Nancy. I got confused too when I checked the Google map. But that's an old image. The cafe is owned by Blenz but it's not a Blenz Cafe, they changed it to Betty and gave it a slightly more original look.

      1 · January 21, 2014

  • Mary P.

    Yes!! I can finally join you again. looking forward to it.

    January 21, 2014

    • Jonanne

      It'll be good to see you again.

      January 21, 2014

  • Peter K

    Would love to come, but I am on a vacation.
    Next time then.

    January 20, 2014

    • Jonanne

      Enjoy your vacay, Peter; we'll see you next time.

      January 20, 2014

  • Perry W.

    I'll miss you guys, but I'll be having my birthday celebration with the family. It's an early one this year.
    Have a great time.

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Jonanne

      We'll miss you too, Perry, but have a happy birthday. :)

      January 20, 2014

    • Nancy

      Happy Birthday Perry!

      January 20, 2014

  • Sunni Max D

    Excellent topic, can't wait.

    1 · January 19, 2014

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