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Davis Writer's Salon Meetup

  • Apr 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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  • MP S.

    Sorry, I have a respiratory thing again... I'm going to sleep through the meetup. See you next week

    April 23, 2013

  • John M.

    Have guests, won't make it again.

    April 22, 2013

  • Justin C.

    Also, we agreed last Tuesday to start discussion by 7:15pm for this meetup. Please do your best to arrive on time (7pm), as discussion will start with or without you. Due to a research trip at the Huntington Library, I won't be there this week. Someone else will have to crack the whip and become the taskmaster. Have fun,

    April 21, 2013

  • Justin C.

    For critiquing Brian's work:

    We're looking at Brian's summary of his novel, but not critiquing it as a pitch, query letter, or a polished piece of writing. We're analyzing it for STORY.

    Some suggested guidelines:

    *Is there a call to action in the beginning?
    *Does it spark interest with its characters, setting, plot, etc.?
    *Is there a plot arc? (a problem must be solved, etc.)
    *Is there a character arc? (protagonist changing/developing as a result of journey)
    *Does plot resolution tie together with the character resolution? Are these journeys interrelated?
    *Is there enough conflict to drive the story forward? Bridging conflict in slow-paced segments?
    *Is it paced well?
    *Does the author make promises to the reader in the first few chapters that are delivered by the book's end? (i.e. mysteries need to be solved if the expectation was established)
    *Satisfying ending?

    Check out the Message Board post Kelly started called "When the Nitty Gritty Doesn't Cut it" for more on this.

    April 21, 2013

  • margo king l.

    May as well. Can't write. Procrastinating.

    April 19, 2013

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