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