Minutes from December 3, 2018 Meeting: Character Building

This week’s meeting focused on character building. We covered a lot of ground, so settle in. First off, let me refer you to this helpful post on creating a well-rounded character. We went over those five points and discussed how they can help address some common snags a writer may hit when crafting a character, including something called “the superhero problem” in which a character is too powerful to identify with, too invulnerable to allow the plot any sense of urgency, or too prominent in the plot to allow room to explore how other characters matter and are affected by … Continue reading Minutes from December 3, 2018 Meeting: Character Building

Minutes from November 26, 2018 Meeting

Happy last week of November! Just a quick reminder that we are holding write-ins this week to wrap up NaNoWriMo. Anyone who’d like a motivation boost is welcome to come by the library at Penn Highlands between 4 and 7 on Tuesday (tonight!), Wednesday, and Thursday. At yesterday’s meeting we discussed some of our difficulties with character development, and we continued our worldbuilding discussion, this time focused on culture. Though creating new geography and language can be difficult enough, creating a new culture or showcasing an existing one involves a lot more care. Some of our character building discussion: how … Continue reading Minutes from November 26, 2018 Meeting

Minutes from Oct 15, 2018 Meeting

Hello Creative Writer We had an amazingly productive meeting yesterday. To open the meeting we discussed what has been accomplished with the blog. We have been trying to add a new post every few days, we created a rules and regulations page, and we even added a chat room section that can be used for digital meetings in the future. This is exciting because it means that we can host meetings online that anyone can attend! Which we are looking at implementing soon. We also talked about our new Facebook page, which Kate created. It looks fantastic and will add … Continue reading Minutes from Oct 15, 2018 Meeting