What if we could vaporize writer's block and rejection fears? Have fun creating back stories? Know our characters' greatest desires and hidden fears? Write dialog so natural readers think we overheard it, yet so memorable they can't forget it? Design believable plots that surprise? We can—at technique workshops using "Literary Games" to empower ourselves, whether we're starting new projects or perfecting masterpieces.
On July 24, Margaret Harmon will lead us in Literary Games, using the enormous power of play to crash through fears, writer's block, and procrastination while building writing technique. A game begins with rules and tools given to the group. Each player privately "plays" a response. Then (usually all) players choose to read their game results aloud to the group. Some games have the group guess what the individual writer is revealing. The final game in each workshop triggers personal writing insights we don't read aloud.
The games are individual and non-competitive, like Solitaire; we win by playing. Games are perfect for SDWEG, where attendance is by choice. Game lovers arrive ready to play. And play is the operant principle. Non-game-players stay away and don't spoil it for enthusiasts.
Be prepared to write during this event. Most of all, be prepared to have fun.
Our Marketing Support Group meetings will take a hiatus as we determine what resources we have for this effort.
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