SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

This month (July heading into August 2022) the Monarch Writers are looking at some readings on revising our writing, with an excerpt from a book called, what else — ‘On Revision’ subtitled ‘The Only Writing that Matters’. We’re currently reading … Continue reading SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

You’re a Genius All the Time – Jack Kerouac’s 30 tips of ‘Belief and Technique for Modern Prose’ for Spontaneous Creative Writing

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy Submissive to everything, open, listening Try never get drunk outside yr own house Be in love with yr life Something that you feel will find its own form Be … Continue reading You’re a Genius All the Time – Jack Kerouac’s 30 tips of ‘Belief and Technique for Modern Prose’ for Spontaneous Creative Writing

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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

June Writing Focus For Monarch Writers: Plot & Structure – Going Through Book by James Scott Bell of that Name

Reading books about writing is like using recipes to cook for oneself. Of course, you can usually cook something without resorting to checking out a recipe, and following its particular ingredient list, and the baking instructions it says are important … Continue reading June Writing Focus For Monarch Writers: Plot & Structure – Going Through Book by James Scott Bell of that Name

OCTOBER 2020 – Prepping for National Novel Writing Month / Focus on Character Development

This month the Monarch Writers are excited about the yearly November tradition of National Novel Writing Month, which several of us are participating in this year. You can get a jump on your preparation by following some of the great videos on the NaNo Youtube account and set reminders for those to watch them live. Take a closer look at the Prep-101 section of their homepage. And focus with us on our lead this month which is characterization. There are literally thousands of CHARACTER SHEETS available online for figuring out your characters deeper story that sets them up with the … Continue reading OCTOBER 2020 – Prepping for National Novel Writing Month / Focus on Character Development