#EdenLit - Assignment List and Meeting Recap for July/August 2012 Writers Club **IMPORTANT DISCUSSION**

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#EdenLit - Assignment List and Meeting Recap for July/August 2012 Writers Club **IMPORTANT DISCUSSION**

Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Topic List and Meeting Recap for July/August 2012

This Month's meeting was hopping! We are redesigning our club and everything is in flux at the moment. I will outline some of the proposed changes the club has come up with and then ask the community to weigh in about it all!

First though, I'll list the topics we have chosen this month.
*Poetry- Everyone has written poetry! Doesn't matter if it's good, campy, heart wrenching, or sweet share it with us.
*Vacation Stories- While this can be a fictional account we are looking for more non-fiction stories. Think of this as a "What I did over Summer vacation" exercise.
Open Topic- As always this is a place where anything goes! Whatever strikes your writing fancy.

I have a scheduling conflict with the time of the meetings so we will be moving the Monthly meeting to an earlier time frame and even, perhaps, a different day. I'll have another forum for this discussion though!

Now let's get into the meat of this Month's discussion. I asked the club to hit me with their ideas about what would make the club more fun, exciting and just plain indispensable. These are some of the suggestions we came up with:
*The format of having mini lessons aimed at improving writing in general was well received and broadened to include guest speakers on topics such as writer's block, writing longer pieces, different forms of writing (poetry, erotica, non-fiction, ect.), proper grammar. We have decided that review writing should also be included in the mini lessons so that Eden Lit becomes a writing club aimed at the whole of EdenFantasys! We are tentatively thinking of changing our focus. Instead of being a clearinghouse for the writing of our members we will be a place to showcase, discuss, and improve the writing here at EdenFantasys across the board!
*We are discussing how to give writer's who are involved in writing longer works a place to display their work, get feedback, and possibly even help. This would mean removing the prohibition on posting incomplete works.
*The idea of having writing prompts during the meeting as well as serial stories that span Months was kicked around.
*The idea of having Mini-projects that involve intense writing for a prescribed period of time and then a judging of some sort was a prominent feature of the discussion.
*The club members agree that this is not an erotica writing club it is a writing club, and as such, should share it's focus with non-fiction, sci-fi, poetry, essay writing and just about anything else any member has a desire to write. We are calling for writers of ANYTHING, even review writers, to join us in elevating the level of the club and the writing on the site!
*Discussion prompts were a favorite suggestion, we will be hashing out the mechanics of this over the next few months.
*We have decided to provide support to SexIs magazine by helping interested but very shy writers develop the courage to actually send in their work!
*Story starts and serial works by the club are also ideas that were kicked around.
*We will also be broadening out topic choices so that our male writers feel included. We have tended to be much more female focused int he past and we will be working to be more inclusive!
*We will also be attempting more creative exercises during meetings, especially on slow nights when the discussion is flagging. We might have 15 minute free writing exercises during the meetings. This should be interesting for writers as well as readers!
*While our focus has usually been on shorter stories we will be branching out into writing longer pieces rather than more frequent shorter ones.
*Lots of smaller prizes will be incorporated slowly into out meetings rather than predictable rewards. We will be aiming more toward recognition and celebration of the effort the authors put into the work rather than "paying" for their work!
*Some of the contests that have been suggested are: A poetry open, short story competitions, longer story competitions, non-fiction story competitions.

We are looking for more suggestions and even some feedback on what has already been discussed. Over the next few months we will continue the discussions, writing prompts and planning for competitions. Help us out by jotting down what would make the club something exciting for you and we'll see what we can do!
07/12/2012
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Frun Frun
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Topic List and Meeting Recap for July/August 2012

This Month's meeting was hopping! We are redesigning our club and everything is in flux at the moment. I will outline some of the proposed changes the club has come up with and then ask the ...
can't...
07/13/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Frun
can't...
Can't what? I'm confused?
07/14/2012
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Can't what? I'm confused?
I second that question!!!! Questions passed!!!
07/15/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Woman China
I second that question!!!! Questions passed!!!
~Pounds gavel
Motion carries...will the witness please answer the question?
07/16/2012
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
~Pounds gavel
Motion carries...will the witness please answer the question?
I think the witness may have fallen and cannot get up.
07/16/2012
amberf83 amberf83
what
07/17/2012
Woman China Woman China
When??? who did what with what monkey?
07/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
~Pounds gavel
Motion carries...will the witness please answer the question?
I thought you said "Pounds gravel" and went through all the possible meanings in my head...and a few very funny mental pictures.
07/21/2012
Mistress M. Mistress M.
Totally doing one about summer vacation.
07/26/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Mistress M.
Totally doing one about summer vacation.
Well hello stranger! Good to see you back again. How goes it?
07/26/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
We still have many weeks for people to submit some poetry, vacation stories or whatever makes your pen cross paper!

Bring it on!
07/26/2012
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
We still have many weeks for people to submit some poetry, vacation stories or whatever makes your pen cross paper!

Bring it on!
"pen cross paper!"

Do people still do this?

I honestly have not written using a pen and paper since 1990 or so...I was a bit ahead of the curve, but not much I thought. Even now I don't even jot story ideas, they just get punched into my phone notes or a blank doc on my laptop. LOL.

But I do like the idea.
07/27/2012
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by Cedarlooman
"pen cross paper!"

Do people still do this?

I honestly have not written using a pen and paper since 1990 or so...I was a bit ahead of the curve, but not much I thought. Even now I don't even jot story ideas, they just ...
I write on paper lots and lots.

I pen my neice and nephews letters all the time. And I write as often as I can. I find it healthy for the soul. Not just a labour of thoughts put to paper, but a labour of beauty and love as well. To see my words and to feel them between my fingers... and yes. I do indeed turn of all the lights, light some candles and pen some various stories by candle light.

There is just something about an old fountain pen, thick creamy paper and an idea in your head.
07/30/2012
Destri Destri
Of course I missed the meeting again. We are in the process of moving, and so far, it has been a monumental hassle! I am hoping to actually move this week, get cable Internet and get back on track! I feel as if I am the one who has fallen and can't get up... Please don't give up on me!
07/31/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Destri
Of course I missed the meeting again. We are in the process of moving, and so far, it has been a monumental hassle! I am hoping to actually move this week, get cable Internet and get back on track! I feel as if I am the one who has fallen and ...
Perish the thought! We'll be here when you get settled, no fear.
08/18/2012
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