For several years I did an online fiction writing support group/class in There.com and afterwards in Twinity. I enjoyed the meetings because we had avatars and could either text chat or voice chat.
But due to lots of Real Life™ interruptions, that was put on hold.
I am now starting the group again – but with a difference. No avatars, alas, but text and voice chat is available as I will be using Discord. It is a free download or you can use it in a browser. The nice thing is, even if we’re not officially meeting, you can leave a text message that the rest of us can view at any time.
If you are interested, please contact me through my website or on Facebook, and I will give you the Discord information for my server.
See you there!
This coming Sunday, 15 November from 2 to 4 p.m. I’m hosting a Just for Kids Writing Workshop for ages 10+ at the Kent County Public Library. I’m excited to be able to connect with kids about writing! If you’re local and are a kid, or have kids interested in writing, contact the library about attending, as I believe there are still spots available.
Developing the one subplot in the sequel to Sword’s Edge has turned catastrophic to my overall plot arc for the novel. I see no way to keep the one character from doing what he’s going to do. Totally rewrite from about 30k onward. At this point, I have no idea where this book is headed.
No I’m not back yet. But am slowly gearing up. I thought I’d share this wonderful clip of Kurt Vonnegut explaining the Shapes of Stories:
Greetings to my few followers!
I had intended on continuing the Writer’s Cramps column with new articles as the Fiction Writing classes started in a virtual world due to open this fall, but alas, that’s not to be in the foreseeable future.
I am, therefore, putting this column to rest until after the Christmas holidays. I’m sorry for the month-long absence without explanation.
Hopefully, I will have some news after the holidays.
I hope the rest of this year is filled with blessings and writing successes for you!
If all goes according to schedule, we will be starting up the Fiction Writing class through UOT again this fall in YowNow.
Classes are free, however membership to YowNow will cost $9.95 per month. If YowNow membership isn’t an interest or is beyond your means, you can still follow the classes on this blog. Every week I will post the class assignment, and students may post questions or responses as comments.
So if you wish to begin your journey as a fiction writer, hone your skills, or just have a group to keep you accountable to your goals, please join us.
As more details of exactly when classes will be, and where in-world, I will post them here. Stand by – getting ready for take off!
Okay – December is turning out to be more chaotic than I expected.
I know that the more classes are cancelled, the harder it is to get them started up again, but right now I think it’s the right thing to do. So classes are suspended until January.
If you wish to keep up with what’s going on, and be informed when classes are starting up again, subscribe to this blog and you’ll receive notices. (Look for “Email Subscription” in the right column at the bottom.)
And Merry Christmas everyone!