April 2022 Writing Corner Schedule

The Writing Corner (my private writerly Discord server that I share with the patrons of this blog) has been a really lovely addition to my weekly routine. The world is hard and inflexible right now. It feels more essential than ever to cultivate a little space to talk about the craft and practice of creativity and writing. On top of creating a little space every Monday evening to devote to writing-craft, it's also prompted me to compile an in-depth introductory guide on creating settings for literary projects (which can be consulted here).

Create A Compelling Story Setting
At the request of my patrons who suggested we tackle Setting in the Writing Corner, I prepared in-depth notes on world-building, including a section on troubleshooting setting, a vocabulary guide, & 5 writing exercises (including prompts) to practice writing about settings. Available as a PDF, too!

The well-intentioned schedules that were created in March for the Writing Corner were pretty much never faithfully followed. I liked how the discussions about writing, our projects-in-progress, and the topic at hand unfolded very organically. The open structure allowed participants to filter in and out — some because work ran late, others because dinner had to be made, etc. — and helped create a relaxed, but productive atmosphere. It's an equilibrium I look forward to seeing unfold!

I will simply outline the following schedule for the month of April:

5 à 7, Monday, April 4 2022

5PM to 7PM, EST

  • My engagement: Prepare three different possible writing exercises for writing sprints that we can possibly engage with during the Writing Corner, including a custom prompt exercise for writing short bits of microfiction.
  • Proposed discussion topic: Because I'm doing NaPoWriMo this month, I'm very interested in how to sit down and start writing immediately. Timers, tricks, prompts, outlines: how do writers sit down and surmount the viciousness of a completely blank page (which always seems to compell a similar blankness of mind) ?

5 à 8, Monday, April 18 2022

5PM to 8PM, EST

  • My engagement: Prepare three different possible writing exercises for writing sprints that we can possibly engage with during the Writing Corner, including a custom prompt exercise for writing short bits of microfiction.
  • Proposed discussion topic: I will poll the participants on the 4th and let general consensus choose a discussion topic.

5 à 7, Monday, April 25 2022

5PM to 7PM, EST

  • My engagement: Prepare three different possible writing exercises for writing sprints that we can possibly engage with during the Writing Corner, including a custom prompt exercise for writing short bits of microfiction.
  • Proposed discussion topic: I think I might want to revisit setting, and keep discussing aspects of setting that we did not get to on March 28.

See you around the internet, friendly readers, and for those of you participating in the NaPoWriMo 30 poems for 30 days challenge as I am, I wish you lucky and happy writing!

Gersande La Flèche

Gersande La Flèche

By day I am a writing coach & freelance English-French translator. By night (or rather by dawn because I'm an early bird) I scribble away at poetry, prose, and essays in one of my many notebooks.
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