Why, “The Fiction Writer’s Workshop and Lobster Lounge,” because I once saw a restaurant called, “Steak and Lobster Lounge,” and my imagination immediately started running.
It ran, through a room filled with people eating steaks, into a smaller smoke-filled room with lobsters swilling scotch while seated in leather tufted, wingback chairs. Some even wore a monocle or two (well maybe they were eyeglasses).
The Fiction Writer’s Workshop and Lobster Lounge is where I’ll share short pieces, connected or one-offs, based on exercises or chapters from the Fiction Writer’s Workshop. Reading the book, it gives you the excuse and encouragement to try new things with your writing which is great.
Tomorrow’s post, Drink Up, will be the first exercise. It’s actually something I’ve been working on based on a line from an older post, “too bad about the vodka.” Thanks to the first chapter, Sources of Fiction, I decided to let go and ended up with something very different in the end (the original draft was funny).
The chapter’s goal is to get you to pull facts into your fiction or push fiction into your facts. Drink Up, brief and dark, starts with fact and plays out in fiction. If there’s interest I’ll build on this piece in future FWWLL posts.
Lounges are made for people, a lot of people, so if you want to join The Fiction Writer’s Workshop and Lobster Lounge leave a comment below or email me and we can work out a way to organize everything.
Hopefully, my writing will open up a little, slow down some, and breathe deeper. How do you want your writing to improve?
p.s. An eclectic bookshelf is a worthwhile investment.
image by I.M.
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