Your Writing Philosophy: Discuss your personal philosophy of writing and how it guides and shapes your story. Why write? Are you writing for yourself or for an audience? What is your genre? Pitch your writing projects to other writers.
The Process: What is your writing process? Do you begin with an image? Do you begin with an – ending? Do you map out the entire plot, beginning to end? Do you discover the ending as you write? Discuss pre-writing strategies such as brainstorming, planning, structuring and research.
Building a World: How do you build your world? Explore the idea of world-building as the creation of writing-boundaries: if you are writing a western, then you have to write within the limits of the Wild-West. How should we understand these limits? Can these limits be violated? If so, when?
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