Category Archives: Meeting Wisdom

War and Commerce

Hacked Fit Bits aside, this month’s best bit of advice from the meeting is to do with deeper levels of world building. Be warned this is a very simplified explanation of what is a large and complex topic that I … Continue reading

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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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