"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
What Is Eden Lit?
That doesn't mean that Eden Lit is only for writers! Do you have a hankering to let a writer know what you really think of their work? Has a piece of writing ever touched you in a special way? Imagine how nice it would be if you could actually talk to a talented writer and help him or her really connect with his or her audience. This is one feature of the club that we are really proud of. Who knows, maybe your suggestions will reveal a talent that is lurking right now in your heart!
"Your Hunger won't help you now,"
The goddess told the beast
As her mouth spoke the words, her hunger grew.
Ask for not,
You are willing to be mine, says she
Waiting at the table, she speaks
A Lady, raised by status
Gone from my sight, she thunders her chorus
He wonders what went wrong between then and now
What muse spoke her name? Whispered in her ear?
The pain of leafs brushing her chin, can't find her now
The goddess reviews her blabbering, thinking kindly on the beast
Thinking twice, she does, a good habit she retains
"Let's not quarrel, My love." She lovingly touches the beasts face
He looks confused, somewhat shocked, the hillbilly he is, lost at her change.
Woman China has been a very active member of the Eden Lit club from almost the very beginning. Her work is poignant, funny, erotic and always worth reading. To read more of her excellent work, including a very amusing "Ode to TV" check out our monthly meeting forum for August where the clickable list will have you reading and critiquing in no time flat.
A day or so after each meeting, I post a meeting recap detailing all the lessons we discussed, all decisions made by the club, and the topics we suggest. The topics run the gambit of silly, vague, and extremely detailed, but they are always a challenging and fun way to get the creative juices flowing. Since our mission is to improve our writing skills, we also offer an open topic that writers can use to post whatever they are working on. We no longer require a piece to be completely finished, but if you are looking for some help with a particularly stubborn piece, you may be paired off with another writer for some really in depth help. In the future we will be tackling such topics as: common grammar mistakes, character and dialogue development, as well that giant bug-a-boo- writer's block!
We have moved the time of the meeting a couple of hours earlier, so we meet every month on the second Monday of the month from 3 pm EST to 5pm EST on the forums at EdenFantasys. We look forward to seeing you there!