Meetup 88: Tighten the Tension

Update: Every Last Saturday of the month, starting this weekend, the Saturday General Meetup is hosted at Phoenix Arena, Hitech City. “Your work is lacking tension.” “My mind kept wandering while I was reading.” “This chapter is missing a hook … I’m just not interested.”   Last weekend, we had a session on Tightening the Read more about Meetup 88: Tighten the Tension[…]

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Meetup 86: Metamorphosis

Change is the central idea to any story. From the streets of 18th century London to the silver grey sky scrapers of modern times, stories have always had a central element of change. Today the idea will be simple. Last weekend, we had one of our regular members Siddharth Shankar hosting a session on Metamorphosis The Read more about Meetup 86: Metamorphosis[…]

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Meetup 85: Choices and Alternate Reality

Any writer conjures up from scratch every detail of a world: geography, history, language, lore, characters, social customs, politics, religion, etc. Understandably, the thought of creating all these elements to form an entire fictional world can be very daunting – and deciding where to start can seem almost impossible! Last weekend, we had one of Read more about Meetup 85: Choices and Alternate Reality[…]

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Meetup 84: Nostalgia and Fiction

If you ever watched the old-school Batman TV show, you’ll get it. Each episode of the show featured Robin uttering a different version of the catch phrase, with an increasingly unlikely noun taking its place in the middle. But it’s not Robin who made those off-the-wall catch phrases memorable. It’s the nostalgia that a show Read more about Meetup 84: Nostalgia and Fiction[…]

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