The regular writing craft meeting took place Tuesday April 17th at 6:00 pm. Five members were in attendance: Art, Barbara C., Gary, John and Diane.
We had a short discussion writing and learning from podcast. We discuss writing blurbs and keeping a notebook of ideas and things to do to keep our writing on track.
Members read stories written by other members as homework.
We had a short discussion on techniques for writing, including showing and telling in a story.
Homework for May Meeting
The challenge is to take half a title from one short story and half a title from another short story, mush it all together and create a new title. Then use that title to inspire a story.
You can use titles from short story collections you own or you could check out magazines online that publish short stories.
From their recent issue #192, you could take the short story titles “A Grave with a View” and “Logging the Black Spruce” and create “A Grave Black Spruce” or “Logging with a View” or “A Grave Logging” or “The Black Spruce View”.
These are only examples. I suggest writing down ten titles (they must be more than one word titles) and mixing and matching until you find something you like.
Genre: open, fiction; word count: 450.
REMEMBER: Other members of the group will be reading these stories at the April meeting. Please print the stories in an easy-to-read font type and size. Size 12 is okay, but 14 is better. DO NOT put your name on your story. PLEASE NOTE: the word count is only 450, not our usual 500. Please stick to the word limit.
Updating Member Pages
Members are asked to check their member page on this site and to let Diane know if they want anything changed or updated. The full list of members is here.
If you don’t have a page, please send Diane some information and she will create the page for you.
The next writers’ meeting takes place Tuesday April 17th. The next self-publishing meeting takes place Tuesday April 3rd.