i loosely plot (we're talkin' Real Loose) and pants the rest of it. yeah, sometimes i end up lost w/o a clue, but i've been able to fix most of those, and bend things back in the general direction they're s'posed to go. attended a panel at ConDFW one year, 5 pantsers and a plotter. the plotter was indignantly mystified how pantsers could write at all! She was the Puppet Master! She'd Never Allow A Character To Dictate Story! the pantsers just grinned. and i decided to never read anything the plotter wrote, as i can't imagine them having life.
"I'm a Catholic whore, currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at a military abortion clinic. So, hail Satan, and have a lovely afternoon, madam." - Harry Hart (Colin Firth), "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
My type-A brain kills a good idea deader than a beloved character in a Joss Whedon series! The only way I can finish a story is to write it so fast that my brain doesn't have time to interfere with what the characters are doing.
When the world is night, Shine my life like a light ~Indigo Girls
Admin: Head's up ... if you had access to the WIP group, but haven't been active on the forum in the last 6 months, your access has been limited. If you are interested in becoming active with WIP again, just contact Admin.
Nov 17, 2018 16:26:16 GMT
kathi: BellyBlast - if you do not yet have access to the WIP pages, you'll want to come Monday night, sit in, make sure you want us to perform critiques for you and you are willing to do so for us. Then Solee will give you access. See you Monday!
Nov 30, 2018 11:22:21 GMT
kathi: Say, Kathrine, I noticed you've scheduled the Thursday night Write-Ins to run from 7-9. Was there a request to make them later than the WIPs?
Nov 30, 2018 11:23:03 GMT
Admin: Head's up ... I have updated the meeting descriptions both here and at MeetUp to more closely resemble each other and what we're actually doing. If you see mistakes, please bring them to my attention! Thanks!
Dec 17, 2018 20:15:55 GMT
Admin: I have also added meeting dates/times through Feb 2019 for Mon WIP/Thur WriteIn and through Mar 2019 for Saturday meetings. Let me know if you see errors. I put all the meetings on the forum calendar but it's very helpful if you RSVP at Meetup.
Dec 17, 2018 21:12:01 GMT
roxannelsm: How do I upload a story?
Jan 16, 2019 1:12:23 GMT
Admin: I have added meeting times through May.
Mar 25, 2019 0:27:57 GMT
Admin: The above link should take you to the page for WriteClub 2019. Starting Monday, check it out each day and place your vote for best 500 word entry!
Apr 27, 2019 17:31:25 GMT
Bill: Is there a topic/prompt for story challenge? I can't find it.
Jun 18, 2019 18:32:09 GMT
deishacr69: I am still figuring things out here and have read many of the stories. I'm hoping to be better soon so that I can relish in the buffet of everyone's minds.
Jul 9, 2019 22:06:38 GMT
Bill: Kathi (with an eye), I posted the prompts for today's group on the Poetry page for 7/20....now if we can keep admin from deleting it. Nah....she/they would not do that. Would they?
Jul 20, 2019 20:01:01 GMT
Admin: Sept and Oct WIP threads have been created. I miss you guys! Hope all are well. ~ Solee
Aug 27, 2019 13:54:40 GMT
kathi: We miss you, too, Solee!
Aug 29, 2019 10:19:57 GMT
Admin: Hey, fellow Guildies! We're looking for moderators for October's Saturday meetings (Write In, Poetry, Story Prompt) Message me!
Sept 14, 2019 0:17:06 GMT
Admin: We're still looking for facilitators for the Poetry Challenge (Oct 19) and Story Challenge (Oct 26) meetings next month. It's easy, I promise! I'll help however I can with prep, but I can't be the warm body in the chair. Message me if you're willing!
Sept 26, 2019 23:21:19 GMT
liz1745: Hi Kathrine, it's Elizabeth from last night's WIP. I still don't seem to have access to SIP files. Is there something else I need to do?
Oct 1, 2019 23:27:36 GMT
kathi: Greetings all! For Shop Talk on 10/12, please be sure to bring something to write with as we will be working on exercises to improve our "showing" skills. If you have a piece of your own writing you'd like to exercise on, bring that as well!
Oct 6, 2019 20:57:12 GMT
liz1745: Kathrine, can you create a folder for 10/21 WIP?
Oct 17, 2019 13:34:41 GMT