Monarch Monday Meets – 5/16/2022 – ‘Viewpoint: Key to Fiction Writing’ (Continuing Reading the Book by Francis Fugate)

The group is looking at ‘point-of-view’ in writing again this coming meet, and we will have a reading available to members in our shared google drive soon if you want to follow along with the next section. In the meeting … Continue reading Monarch Monday Meets – 5/16/2022 – ‘Viewpoint: Key to Fiction Writing’ (Continuing Reading the Book by Francis Fugate)

At Tonight’s Meeting We Discuss ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’ and ‘The Lottery’ – Two Stories With Similarities But Different Realizations

Looking at two stories comparatively in the writers group this week and last week, as one of our writers was turned on to Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ for the first time. We were discussing how a story can be told … Continue reading At Tonight’s Meeting We Discuss ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’ and ‘The Lottery’ – Two Stories With Similarities But Different Realizations

Weekly Writing Prompt – 12/19/2012 – 12/26/2021 – ‘Fortune Teller’

Take a step back from where you are in your writing process to consider the destiny of your character. Tell their fortune. Perhaps you will even write a scene where they visit a tarot card reader or crystal ball visionary, … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt – 12/19/2012 – 12/26/2021 – ‘Fortune Teller’

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A Musician and a Writer Talk About ..When the Story Finds You… Projects That You Are Excited About But Seem Like They Don’t Want To Be Realized… Representation And Diversity.. And On Being Real Enough to Take Criticism And Keep Going

AN EPISODE OF THE IDIOSYNCRATIC PODCAST ‘I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS’ TO INTRODUCE YOU PERFECTLY TO THE PREMISE – A MUSICIAN (John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats) TALKING TO A WRITER (Joseph Fink of Welcome to Nightvale and … Continue reading A Musician and a Writer Talk About ..When the Story Finds You… Projects That You Are Excited About But Seem Like They Don’t Want To Be Realized… Representation And Diversity.. And On Being Real Enough to Take Criticism And Keep Going

When Someone Asks If You’re a God, You Say Yes! My Reaction to the 1921 Play ‘Six Characters in Search of An Author’

I just listened to this dramatic reading from a cast of Librivox volunteers of the play ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ by Luigi Pirandello. Written and first performed in 1921. I want to get down some initial thoughts … Continue reading When Someone Asks If You’re a God, You Say Yes! My Reaction to the 1921 Play ‘Six Characters in Search of An Author’