Write or Die

Last night I met with a local writer’s group that is restarting here in Pittsburgh, Write or Die. Critiques are done clarion style. I’m looking forward to the next meeting. I have a couple of short stories that I’m interested in getting a new perspective on, so this will be good. Hopefully I pick up some good tips.

We also did a little writing exercise. The idea was to take a character from a current WIP, change that character to a robot and write a short paragraph from their perspective. Then pull lines out of that to produce a poem. Mine went like this:

Rest Period

Sub-optimal idle time
Minimal power to systems
Laying in his mother’s arms
Analyzing her organic nature

I don’t usually write poetry, but this amuses me.

-Keep writing

Author: Joshua

Joshua is a writer of SFF, leaning more to the fantasy side of the genre. Travel the road with me as I tell the stories.

2 thoughts on “Write or Die”

  1. I’ve been with a writer’s critique group for five years now. We submit the latest from our WIP twice a month. It can’t be a rough draft. It has to be the cleanest version we feel we could get out of it before submitting. So I edit a half dozen times before I submit to the group. This has been the key to help me improve, and I’m still learning. Good luck with your new writer’s group.

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