Next month will be our last meeting for the season. Our meeting topic will be all aspects of Publishing
Brian Willis, brought to us by Doyle McKim started with introductions using strong visual images of our selves.
He presented information relating writing to Lies and Truths–lies we tell ourselves, lies we tell each other, lies we live by
He suggested we–
Mix it up–Try different things
Baseball is a metaphor for writing(or other sports or church) is like theater(art).
Allow ourselves to be sloppy, write freely
You can’t please everyone
Read each character’s lines together–without other character’s dialog
Consider which actor might play your character
Join Artist’s Trust–get a grant
Make deadlines for yourself
What do you really want to do?
The only thing that’s truly shocking is talent.
Write a monologue for each character
We played a character game adding characteristics in a circle. If you don’t believe something about a character you say “I don’t see it” then you get a chance to keep building the character
Play with What if…