Words By Friends on the Road – June 15th 7pm – Alsip Library

Words by Friends and Longwood Writers Guild present a night of favorite stories. Thurs., June 15, 7-9 p.m., Alsip Library, 11960 S Pulaski Rd. Come hear our readers reprise the works they have presented over the past two years. Free admission. (No BYOB) Some of the stories may be difficult for younger or more sensitive…

June 12th Gathering of the Guild

The Guild goes on its summer schedule starting in June, with only one meeting in the month. The next session for Longwood Writers Guild is Monday, June 12, 7 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Bring something you’re working on to share for peer critique, and/or write from this prompt: Is it too…

February 13th – next meeting of the Guild

The next session of Longwood Writers Guild is Monday, Feb. 13th at 7 p.m. in the BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Bring something you are working on to share with the group for critique or write from the prompt: It won’t be cold forever. 

35 Things to ask your characters – and yourself

If you ever watched the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton, you saw a version of the Proust Questionnaire.  Here is the original list.  Using it for your characters in long pieces really helps. 35 Questions Made Famous by Marcel Proust What is your idea of perfect happiness? What is your greatest fear? What is the…

July Meeting of the Guild – Monday the 11th

Come join us for an evening of constructive critique starting at 7 pm.  We will be in the BAPA Community Room,  11109 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60655 Bring something that you are working on or write from the prompt.  All genre are welcome.  Be prepared to read your work aloud. The prompt for this…

Genres defined – from Wikipedia

Of the dozen categories of fiction writing, the below descriptions are the most up-to-date definitions.  Sometimes knowing what others call what you are doing, helps.  Good writing. Drama – stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action Classic – fiction that has become…