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Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers Monthly Meetup

  • Dec 10, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This is our social/discussion meetup.

Topic: It's time for some end-of-year fun! After the stress of Nanowrimo, let's relax with some writing and storytelling games and exercises! We'll start with the usual twenty minutes or so of conversation and introductions, then for those who want to participate we'll have a table with some writing-related fun. If you're not into writing games, feel free to come out just to chat and listen.

A useful writing link: Write or Die

We will of course, also read and discuss the writing exercise if there are any takers.

Optional writing exercise prompts: barricade, stars, chains or ""I didn't mean that."

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. While this group does not currently function as a critique circle, it is an opportunity to meet others who might be so inclined, or who may be interested in one-to-one critique exchanges. We are considering the possibility of developing a critique circle as a companion to this group, and have started the preliminary discussions. More on that in the future!

Optional writing exercise prompts: barricade, stars, chains or ""I didn't mean that."

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