#EdenLit - Club Meeting - July 2 Open Discussion

Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Welcome to the July Meeting of the Eden Lit Club!!

This Month has been a hot one for most of us and we've all been super busy. Still we do have a couple of stories to critique:
Never Judge A Book By It's Cover by ScarletFox
Appearances Can Be Deceiving by AirenWolf

Frankly guys, I think the time has come to shake things up. I am hoping you guys will have some really good ideas about where the club could improve and be more receptive. I would like to start some serial type works that we all work on. Maybe we could open it up to helping members who are trying to write longer pieces. We could begin actually critiquing works in progress. I'd still like to keep the focus on improving our skills but let's have some FUN with it!!
I'm opening this meeting up to hear your suggestions and we welcome anyone who has a few minutes to spare to join us making the Eden Lit club rejuvenated and fresh again!
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07/02/2012
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T&A1987 T&A1987
Hi, I spoke with Stormy about an idea and she suggested I see if the idea could incorporate into Eden Lit.

The idea is to devote some time nonfiction pieces, specifically commentary, much like the type found in Sexis and Eden Café. While the purpose wouldn’t be to write specifically for Sexis or EC, it would certainly be a thought and would hopefully result in even better writers and pieces.

The idea would be for people to bounce ideas and pieces off of one another for feedback and suggestions.

I often see threads where people state that they’re thinking about writing for Sexis, EC or somewhere else, but aren’t sure if they’re good enough. The heart of this idea would be for writers of all skill sets to help one another improve and grow their style.

How does this sound?
07/02/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by T&A1987
Hi, I spoke with Stormy about an idea and she suggested I see if the idea could incorporate into Eden Lit.

The idea is to devote some time nonfiction pieces, specifically commentary, much like the type found in Sexis and Eden Café. While ... More
^ This is exactly the sort of suggestions I am looking for! Basically we have 2 hours each month to do whatever the heck we want...one hour for doing and one hour for setting up what we do the next month, if that's how we want to use the time. If we can set up a place where writers gather and talk then we will be promoting ourselves, improving skills and promoting EF.

More ideas! Gimme more!!
07/02/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
Hi, I spoke with Stormy about an idea and she suggested I see if the idea could incorporate into Eden Lit.

The idea is to devote some time nonfiction pieces, specifically commentary, much like the type found in Sexis and Eden Café. While ... More
That sounds like a really good idea to me. I haven't been able to write for The club for some time now, because I've been trying to help my husband finish up his exit project to complete his degree. I still love Eden Lit and look forward to when I am able to contribute once again.
07/04/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by unfulfilled
That sounds like a really good idea to me. I haven't been able to write for The club for some time now, because I've been trying to help my husband finish up his exit project to complete his degree. I still love Eden Lit and look forward to ... More
We look forward to having you back! Good going for your husband as well...what an accomplishment.
07/05/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
What about having a discussion prompt suggested about a week or two before the meeting? Perhaps one for fiction and one for nonfiction.
07/05/2012
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
Okay, I put a tease out there to hold the place for my story. When it is finished I will put a link to the completed piece in there. It can be found here:

Patrice and the Wolf
07/05/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I'm going to mark my calendar to join in, I love writing erotica/lit and need an outlet beyond just my blog. How have I been on here a year and just now discovering this club?
07/06/2012
honeybee57 honeybee57
Sounds like a steamy time to be had can't wait!
07/06/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
is it possible to submit parts of stories? If so, do I still own the rights?
07/06/2012
ErosManead ErosManead
This sounds amazing.
07/07/2012
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
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Originally posted by T&A1987
is it possible to submit parts of stories? If so, do I still own the rights?
The rights are yours as far as I know no matter what.
07/07/2012
SUBMISSIVE SUBMISSIVE
i rhink im going to attend
07/08/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by T&A1987
is it possible to submit parts of stories? If so, do I still own the rights?
EF never buys the rights to any of our work...even the ones we may eventually put into print. We retain all rights to our work!
Keep in mind that in our internet culture theft of intellectual property is rampant. I know none of our members would condone or do this, but if you have a piece that you are seriously considering for sale it might be better to get with a club member you trust and ask for help.
That being said one of the things I would like to discuss on Monday is whether we WANT a forum where we can post and ask for feedback/help with a story. So posting incomplete works would be acceptable and we'd have to frame when and where it would be acceptable.
07/08/2012
Destri Destri
I am going to do my level best to be here! I have missed you all.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Just a couple of hours left Bring your suggestions!
07/09/2012
Ansley Ansley
About thirty more minutes, everyone!
07/09/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Settling in with dinner, cannot wait.
07/09/2012
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
I hope to show up for a bit of it.

Here is the link to the finished first draft: link

Let me know what you think. Again, it is very dark. (and a little long...5,300 words)
07/09/2012
Mistress Dragon Mistress Dragon
I'm here to sit in and see what changes are coming soon. I want to write longer pieces but have never done so before. This may be a good time for me to start working on it.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Welcome to the July 2012 Meeting of the Eden Lit Club

Tonight we can have a brief discussion about the pieces submitted this Month before we enter a discussion about what we would like to keep and what we would like to change about the club. ANYTHING is up for discussion.

So let's have us a good old brain storming session!
07/09/2012
Mistress Dragon Mistress Dragon
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Welcome to the July Meeting of the Eden Lit Club!!

This Month has been a hot one for most of us and we've all been super busy. Still we do have a couple of stories to critique:
Never Judge A Book By It's Cover by ... More
So far The Girl Who Cried Wolf is a really good read. Thank you for sharing this with us Cedarlooman. I can not wait to finish it.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Ok folks what did everyone think of Scarlet Fox's take on judging a book by it's cover?
Amazing topic suggestion Stormy! I really had fun reinterpreting Aesop's Fable and reading the reinterpretations of Scarlet Fox and even Cedar's dark wolf story!
07/09/2012
Mistress Dragon Mistress Dragon
Your story this month is very good also Airen Wolf. I love reading the things here on EF lit club.
07/09/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Ok folks what did everyone think of Scarlet Fox's take on judging a book by it's cover?
Amazing topic suggestion Stormy! I really had fun reinterpreting Aesop's Fable and reading the reinterpretations of Scarlet Fox and even ... More
Awesome, I have not yet had the pleasure of reading them. We've been at warp speed behind the curtain in preparation for the 10 Year party, but I plan to do so ASAP. Maybe tonight when things settle down a little bit.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I liked the layers of story in Scarlet Fox's story. Not only is it about being the smallest and weakest it's about having the heart of a Mother. Sigel really liked it...his totem is the fox and he thought it fit with what he knows about the animal. Great job.
07/09/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I am loving the Girl who Cried Wolf story, I just finished reading it now and I am itching to read more.

I really liked this theme of the fiction with the moral twist, it really helped me think a little more out of the box then I normally do. Which is why I ended up writing from an animals point of view rather then a humans.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I'm hoping some other's will show up in a bit...I am so anxious to hear all about what you guys would like to see changed, enhanced, done away with!
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by ScarletFox
I am loving the Girl who Cried Wolf story, I just finished reading it now and I am itching to read more.

I really liked this theme of the fiction with the moral twist, it really helped me think a little more out of the box then I normally do. ... More
Sometimes the best writing comes from shifting perspective and stepping outside ourselves to really look at the world differently.
07/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Sometimes the best writing comes from shifting perspective and stepping outside ourselves to really look at the world differently.
Then again there is a lot of truth in the age old advice to write what you know...
07/09/2012
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