Monarch Writers August 29th Meeting – Reading “A Swim In A Pond In The Rain” – First Section

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Our Current Reading Material For A Guide For writing Instruction In The Writers Group. We are reading the first … Continue reading Monarch Writers August 29th Meeting – Reading “A Swim In A Pond In The Rain” – First Section

Viewpoint Part V: Using Viewpoint as a Yardstick // Concluding discussion of pov in craft… for now

Hey Monarch Writers, This upcoming Monday we will meet at the usual time at Bread Co on Chippewa 5:30 pm till around 8/9 and wrap up our discussion of the guide book ‘Viewpoint: Key to Fiction Writing’ by Francis Fugate. … Continue reading Viewpoint Part V: Using Viewpoint as a Yardstick // Concluding discussion of pov in craft… for now

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)

Author of the Week – Saki (AKA Hector Hugh Munro / H. H. Munro -18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916)

This week we are reading a very short story called ‘Reginald On House-Parties’ by Saka (aka H.H. Munro) – let’s take a look at this author’s biography: from WIKIPEDIA Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known … Continue reading Author of the Week – Saki (AKA Hector Hugh Munro / H. H. Munro -18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916)

Story / Reading of the Week For The Monarch Writers – For 4/18/2022 We are Looking At – Reginald on House-Parties By H.H. Munro (Saki)

A few weeks ago we discussed a piece on short story craft from John Cheever ‘Why I Write Short Stories’ which alluded to short stories being a cultural affair with a place in society and a meaning for history and … Continue reading Story / Reading of the Week For The Monarch Writers – For 4/18/2022 We are Looking At – Reginald on House-Parties By H.H. Munro (Saki)

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

Online Zoom Writers Group This Monday – RSVP On Meetup – Writers Critique Circle and Craft Discussion -Analyzing Ray Bradbury Short Story ‘The Fog Horn’

https://www.meetup.com/The-Monarch-Writers/events/283341093/ – Please RSVP to Be Sent Zoom Link Join our handful of regular Monarch Writers if you are feeling adventurous and RSVP and Zoom In for this discussion this Monday at 6pm, January 23rd, for a couple of hours … Continue reading Online Zoom Writers Group This Monday – RSVP On Meetup – Writers Critique Circle and Craft Discussion -Analyzing Ray Bradbury Short Story ‘The Fog Horn’

Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – ‘UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE’

What would it cost if one could write the Perfect Line? Let’s talk about the sound of the phone outside of TexacoFrom bell south down to a southern belleLet’s talk about the sound of the phone outside of TexacoFrom bell … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – ‘UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE’