This Friday @ 6 PM is our monthly workshop session. This month, we’ll be learning and practicing endings. We’ll be discussing resources, examples, and wrestling with our own issues when it comes to wrapping up a speculative fiction story. There is also a writing component to the workshop where we’ll each practice writing a new end to one of our stories.
To read more about the exercise and get the resources, check out the full workshop linked.
A huge part of what sets Oly Spec Writers apart is our workshops and decompression sessions every month. The workshops help us deliberately study and practice particular writing techniques and topics in an open group setting. Our workshops are about challenging ourselves with deliberate practice to become better writers through more than just writing but actively learning and practicing.
And for people curious what genres fit under our definition of speculative fiction, they include:
Alternative History with a speculative lean
–The DaVinci Code (alt history) vs She Who Became the Sun (magical history retelling)
We meet every week on this schedule:
-First Friday: Critiques
-Second Friday: Workshop/tutorials
-Third Friday: Critiques
-Fourth Friday: Decompress and talk shop
-Occasional Fifth Friday: Reading Workshop