The right place for writers, the Williamsburg Creative Writing Group meets the first and third Monday of every month except holidays at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Network with other writers, share your stories and receive interesting feedback. During a meeting you may write a prompt, receive help with writers block, or talk about interesting topics in the writing world. For ages 16 to adult. Call the library at 724-1070 for more information.
September 18, 2017
Note: Yes, we miss week one because of Labor Day.
Attempt to write a modular story or at least come up with a good concept for one. What’s a modular story? Good question.
Linear stories follow the conflict-climax-resolution model. Modular stories are made up of component parts. In a modular story there is an overarching story or theme throughout the entire piece, but the majority of the work itself is comprised of isolated incidents (modules) that are all approximately the same intensity and are only, and then loosely, connected to each other. Still confused?
The Things they Carried by Tim O’BrienHere we are in Paradise by Tony Earley includes “The Prophet from Jupiter” a modular story. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson was Buried” by Amy Hempel
Opine, Fester, Peace, Totally, Paisley
You’re at your favorite department store buying a birthday present for a friend. As the cashier gives you change, you notice a message with specific instructions scribbled on one of the bills. What do the instructions say? Do you carry them out and if so, how?