Writer Workshop for March 26, 2014

(Posted by chris the cynic).

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

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5 thoughts on “Writer Workshop for March 26, 2014

  1. alexseanchai April 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    um, chris? is April.

    Speaking of April. It is Camp NaNo. It is the third day of Camp NaNo. I have written NOT ONE WORD for Camp NaNo. I don’t even know what I’m writing for Camp NaNo. I know what I planned to write, but apparently I am not writing it.

  2. christhecynic April 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    You could always write about cats repelling an alien invasion because the rule the world damn it and they will not have some jerks with laser rifles stopping them from laying in the chair that you want to sit in, damn it.

    Yeah, probably not too helpful.



    For anyone interested in if the collection call for Geek Out — A Trans* and Genderqueer Collection has been extended from the end of last month to the end of this month.

    Story length for submissions is 10,000 to 50,000 words.

  3. alexseanchai April 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    chris: has it now. Okay, inspiration for “A Song of Angry Fen”, come back to Mama…

  4. Lonespark April 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I haz a question, you guiz:

    Can you think of any iconic love stories that involve gender-irrelevant love or something like a trans* narrative?

    The thought process here is, I saw a meme that said, “…I want a love like Gomez and Morticia.” And I started thinking of writing a bunch of minifics or drabbles or something under that title. But then all the story ideas I came up with involved people’s identities not being what you originally thought, in ways mostly analogous to or related to gender, although sometimes that was only part of it…

    I know there must be myths or legends or Star Trek episodes or something…

  5. alexseanchai April 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Lonespark: I dunno ‘iconic’ and not convinced of ‘love story’ (the happy ending does involve a wedding, but), but Andrew Lang’s “The Girl Who Pretended To Be A Boy” (warning, cissexism).

    I need to go through my poems and pick out the best three-to-six for one thing, the best ten pages’ worth for another thing, and the best fifteen minutes’ worth for a third thing. ARGHFLAIL. Also, the third thing becomes moot if I keep not picking up the phone to call the open mic venue about reserving a slot.

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