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No New Posts September: Discouragement
Rejection, writer's block, lack of support -- all these things can lead to discouragement. What can lead us out? Let's discuss discouragement.
47 4 go September 20, 2014, 11:37:17 AM in Re: A nice piece on reje... by ColoradoKate
No New Posts August: Goal + Motivation + Conflict + Tension
30 4 go August 15, 2014, 12:37:40 PM in Re: Secondary characters by jojocookie
No New Posts July: Point of View
What is Point of View? How do different point of view choices affect your storytelling? How can they affect sales? Let's talk about it.
103 11 go July 29, 2014, 06:23:52 AM in Re: Help the reader to c... by jojocookie
No New Posts June: Backstory
This month we'll talk about developing your character's backstory (backstory is an important part of characterization, but where does it come from), what you need to know vs. what you need to say, backstory and where to begin, flashbacks, backstory and dialogue, bad backstory (info dumping, dump openings), defining backstory (really, it's hard to discuss if we're not all talking about the same thing).
84 8 go June 15, 2014, 07:30:41 PM in Re: So what is backstory... by salex
No New Posts May: Story Tension
Discussions on building tension, maintaining tension, the importance of tension to engage the reader -- if it's tense, let's talk about it.
80 9 go June 01, 2014, 09:34:31 PM in Re: June Discussion Topi... by hardt
No New Posts April: Revision
This month we talk about the hard work we do AFTER the writing part -- making our work ready for publication.
123 9 go May 01, 2014, 01:55:20 PM in Re: Starting tomorrow, n... by Nicki
No New Posts March: Promotion
How to promote your work, when to promote your work -- tough questions with no easy answers so let's talk about it.
175 20 go March 31, 2014, 09:00:54 PM in Re: Tie Breaker -- Revis... by jfields
No New Posts February: Submissions
What to submit, how to submit, when to submit, how to find someone to send your stuff to. They're all fair topics in this month's discussion.
140 16 go February 24, 2014, 08:31:43 AM in Re: What is the best way... by judyr
No New Posts January: Breaking the Rules
101 11 go January 31, 2014, 10:31:01 PM in Re: Tie Breaker: Discuss... by salex
No New Posts December: Characterization
Creating characters, making each character feel unique and separate, motivating your characters -- this month, it's all about the people.
219 13 go February 20, 2014, 04:53:16 PM in Re: what if your mc is t... by Okami
No New Posts November: Getting Started -- from idea to completion
This month's discussion will focus on all the steps toward completing a project -- idea, planning, writing, revision and the thrill of finishing!
83 12 go November 30, 2013, 01:04:23 PM in Re: Writing the Story by Audrey
No New Posts October: Building Plot: the Problems, Effort, Complications, Twist, Resolution
Throughout October we'll discuss Building Plot: the Problems, Effort, Complications, Twist, Resolution -- special drop in guests will be invited as well.
189 18 go November 03, 2013, 07:00:22 AM in Re: Quick Drawing -- Wan... by chippy

ANNOUNCEMENTS Posts Topics Last post
No New Posts BOARD INFO
Things you might "need to know" about Writer's Retreat
394 32 go February 03, 2014, 12:33:22 PM in Re: New appearance???? by Beth Consugar
No New Posts GOODS & SERVICES
Useful information of reputable services for writers.
11 3 go July 28, 2014, 08:14:59 AM in Re: Elance by DonnaMW
No New Posts INSTITUTE EVENTS
This is for head's up on activities at the Institute
350 47 go July 09, 2014, 06:00:38 PM in Re: End of Children's Wr... by anita3
No New Posts CHILDREN'S WRITERS ENEWS
Issues of the Children's Writers eNews as they come out. My answer to folks who've asked me to start archiving the enews.
250 155 go September 18, 2014, 05:07:00 AM in September 18, 2014 by jfields
No New Posts EVENTS FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Do you know about a workshop that you want to share? A conference? A booksigning? Let us know here.
456 102 go August 26, 2014, 10:34:26 AM in Re: writeoncon by ColoradoKate

Front Porch Chatting Posts Topics Last post
No New Posts CRITIQUE GROUP ROUND-UP
Let's talk about Critique Groups. Are you in one. Where did you find yours. What do they do.
12 1 go June 07, 2014, 07:02:37 PM in Re: Critique Groups Ques... by Mikki S

Student Talk Posts Topics Last post
No New Posts Course Lessons
Stuck on a Lesson? Want to talk about what you wrote? Here's the spot. Let's stick to course convo here. This is the section student services answers in sometimes too!
994 82 go June 25, 2014, 09:12:23 AM in Re: Can't Get the Darned... by Phred
No New Posts Research Chat
If you're researching a specific subject and feeling stuck...you can ask for brainstorming and nudges here. You never know when one of us might be an expert! On topic please.
997 113 go August 29, 2014, 06:33:57 PM in Re: Need help regarding ... by hardt
No New Posts PLOT, DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
We are going to learn to create plots! Da da da doom!
398 12 go October 08, 2012, 08:56:51 PM in Re: Novels are like bunn... by jfields
No New Posts Idea Sparkers
A place to play at the art of writing -- it's supposed to be fun, so no on-topic police here.
2155 118 go September 16, 2014, 08:20:38 AM in Re: Fringes by kiboyd


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