Category Archives: Meeting Wisdom

Letting Your Reader Breathe – Between Laughs

At yesterday’s meeting we had couple of comedy pieces submitted for critique – the unrelentingly side-splitting Victorian Horror piece ‘The Spectre In The Wardrobe’ by Tony Owens will be one to look out for, and the giggle-tastic and close to … Continue reading

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Character Overload

You’re at a party, and a guy comes up to you and shakes your hand. “Hi, I’m Bob,” he says, but before you can go deeper into a conversation with him a woman comes over. She introduces herself as Rachel, … Continue reading

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Talking About Speech

We had a lovely number of newbies show up to check out our meeting yesterday, and the two newbies who came to last month’s meeting returned for this one – both diving in and submitting works for critique. As always … Continue reading

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Don’t Spoil The Surprise!

This month’s meeting was full of good advice, and as I was taking notes I wasn’t sure what of that multitude I’d choose for this post. Lucky for me, one bit of advice was given to two different stories, and … Continue reading

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How To Write A Synopsis

We had a first for this first meeting of the month. One of our members submitted a synopsis for critiquing. There are a couple of different purposes for a synopsis, but this member intended to use his as part of … Continue reading

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Sometimes You’ve Gotta Go Back

This month was not a big meeting, we were competing with GenreCon this weekend so a lot of our regulars were enjoying the convention. Despite that we still managed to find an important lesson from the final lot of critiques … Continue reading

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A Few Details Can Make The World

First up, I’ll indulge in a little in joke for those who attended Sunday’s meeting: Cheese Demons. Ok, now for the one of the lessons of the meeting (apart from sleep deprivation can make you not hear things correctly). Most … Continue reading

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Out Loud

Sunday’s meeting was a little smaller than usual, with only 11 of us but the quality of submissions was high as usual. While we all learned a lot (and some of us maybe learned things we didn’t really want to … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Writers

Plotter or pantser is a common question among writers, but regardless of how well we plan, both plotter and pantser are likely to come across the problem both I personally and another member of our group experienced this month: what … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfillment And The Journey

The first Vision Writers meeting for 2015 held lots of lessons and ideas for many of us but I found one point made by Talitha Kalago particularly interesting. A lot of reading is done for wish fulfillment: we yearn to … Continue reading

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