Have you ever been part of a Writers’ Group? There’s good (Solidarity! Feedback! Deadlines!) and bad (Jealousy! Bitchiness! Blowhards!). This week I invite you to write the story of a writers’ group.
Imagine a writer’s group. Write a story about one of their meetings (or a series of meetings
- This ground seems ripe for satire and farce, to me, but perhaps that’s just the way my mind works. (I refer you to @guyinyourMFAclass for inspiration!)
- Put a writer (like or unlike) yourself into the group. Have a clear sense of who your protagonist is, what they want, what they don’t want, and what internal struggles cause them potential problems with other characters in this group. What, in their background, caused this internal flaw and how does that play into how they react to other people?
- Go to town, pitting your protagonist against people who appeal to them or who play on that internal struggle (knowingly or otherwise).
- Don’t forget to bring the story to a head over one incident, one moment, and show us how the protagonist deals with it.
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