Let's Write! Let's Share!

  • July 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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I'll start the meeting with a 10-15 minute informational presentation on a topic of interest to the group, such as writing engaging scenes, creating multi-dimensional characters, a brief study of a particular author or genre, etc. (If anyone wants to do a presentation, please let me know.) 

We'll then spend 10 minutes writing together based on a prompt, followed by sharing what we've written, for those who would like to, (feel free to pass if you like). 

The third part of the meeting is for those who'd like to get feedback on something they've written. Depending on the size of the group for the evening, and how many want to share, we may skip the prompt writing time to give more time to sharing work we'd like feedback on.

FYI: The Porter Memorial Library asks for a donation for use of the the space. They suggest $1-2 per person. 

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  • Christine Z. M.

    This sounds like a good group. Unfortunately, tonight I have a writers' meeting at the same time as the meetup. I'm interested in anyone's experiences with publishing and promoting, since I've just independently published my first adult novel, Boundaries: A Love Story and am working on a legal/psychological thriller. I don't seem to have as much time as I'd like for the social media stuff which seems to be so important in establishing a platform.

    July 10

    • Kimberly

      I'm sorry we'll miss you tonight. Hopefully, you can make it to the next meeting. You sound like a go getter! Perhaps we'll discuss self-promotion and self-publishing for one of our informational discussions/presentation­s.

      1 · July 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a good chapter on this in Self-Editing For Fiction Writers (Renni Browne and Dave King), which I have found generally to be a great book. The chapter starts with a passage by Larry McMurtry that mixes three POVs in just a few paragraphs, and not very successfully.

    1 · July 7

    • Allen

      That's a great book in general.

      July 7

    • Kimberly

      I haven't read it. I always enjoy learning of another good source. I'll definitely add it to my list. I love it when people share information with each other. Thanks!

      July 7

  • Sara L.

    Hi Kimberly,
    I've been told it's wrong to shift character POV in the same scene, but I see writers do it. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Why do you think that is?

    July 7

    • Kimberly

      That's a great question. I'll be sure to address that in the meeting. I encourage you to bring an example of when you thought it worked and when you thought it didn't.

      1 · July 7

  • Kimberly

    If anyone has a particular question about POV, please post it here, and I'll try to address it in my informational presentation on Thursday.

    July 6

  • Juanita

    If you are doing Point of View -- I'm in. J

    July 4

    • Kimberly

      Yep, POV will be the opening topic. Glad you could make it.

      July 5

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