Boskone 2017

8 Feb

Howdy!! So, as we’ve mentioned, the Boskone Sci-fi/Fantasy convention is next Friday, the 17th with free events from 2-6PM. Think about when you want to get going–we can go in separate groups depending on when people get out of class/how many classes people are skipping–and we can plan accordingly.

Right now the plan is to meet at the watermelon in Kenmore (an electric box painted like a watermelon for anyone new to Boston) and leave around 2. It takes around 40 minutes to get all the way to the Westin Waterfront Hotel, where Boskone is held.

Additionally, for anyone interested, the student price for a three-day ticket is $40, and for a single day it’s $25. If you want to attend some panels after 6PM you might want to think about a student ticket.

Here’s the link to the program of events: http://www.boskone.org/program-event/schedule/

Bon voyage!

-Molly

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Boskone Outing

2 Feb

Hi, everyone! As I said in club on Wednesday, if there is enough interest, we could go to the sci fi/fantasy convention Boskone on Friday, Feb. 17, which is free to the public from 2-6pm. I myself have to be back on campus for a thing at 7pm.

Panels start at 2, so I would suggest we leave BU at 1, possibly slightly earlier, if we go as a group. If you have class, or none of the 2 o’clock panels interest you, you can certainly come whenever you feel like it. It is a little difficult to get to the location, the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, so if you decide to go on your own I can help you with directions! 🙂

Here is the schedule {remember, free only goes until 6 – meaning you can’t attend the 6 o’clock panels – even though I really want to! 😦 }: http://www.boskone.org/program-event/schedule/

Think about it over the week and at club next week let me know if you’re interested so we can get details together!

Have a great week! 😀    -Sarah

Romance Resources

1 Feb

Emma put this together, but I’m posting. Enjoy!

 

Hello, lovelies!

Tonight we’re talking ~love~ and relationships! Here are some fun resources about writing romance! (The blogs they come from are fantastic troves of writing resources in general and definitely worth a peruse in general)

TV Tropes list of love tropes! As comprehensive as can be expected from TV Tropes (so pretty darn comprehensive)

The romance tag from my personal favorite writing advice source, writing-questions-answered on tumblr!

A summary of Stendhal’s Stages of Romance from thecharactercomma on tumblr! Describes the stages in the development of romantic emotions. Could be useful for keeping a romance subplot on track!

“Quick Tips for Adding Romance to Your Story” from author Kris Noel! Three solid tips about the role of romance in fiction.

“Love triangle problems” from the fantastic blog, the-right-writing over on tumblr.

Where do you look for (romantic) writing advice? Share your favorite advice in the comments!

Cheers, Emma

The World of Palgnon; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Swamp

9 Nov

Hey CWC! This is a brief (ish) summary of the world we built a few weeks ago for our worldbuilding unit.

Everyone collaborated on developing the basis for a world by selecting a genre, a general place, and a few key facts about the world. From there, we all split off into groups to work on our individual aspects.

The basic world was post-apocalyptic, although actually several hundred years after the actual apocalypse, while humanity is finishing the process of recovering. The apocalypse was caused by biological and nuclear warfare, so remaining health issues and mutated creatures are a frequent issue for the inhabitants. The area is a partially flooded swampland, and the denizens have built raised platforms and houses out from the trees to live in and travel across. The swamp is divided into city-states which are controlled by a deified dictator.

From there, things got cool!

Continue reading

1 Nov

Happy NaNo/MoWriMo everybody!

 

Plot Structure Resources for Today

26 Oct

Blake Snyder Beat Sheat / “Save The Cat”
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/
http://www.savethecat.com/category/beat-sheets

Michael Hauge Six Stage Plot Structure / Five Turning Points
http://www.movieoutline.com/articles/the-five-key-turning-points-of-all-successful-movie-scripts.html
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2013/10/plotting-with-michael-hagues-six-stage.html

New Additions:

8-Part Story Outline
http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/plot-outline.html

Pixar Story Spine

The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling

October Outing

21 Oct

Hi everyone! This Sunday will be our outing to Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall to do some writing exercises that involve people-watching. In other words: we’re going to be creepy and watch them without their knowledge.

We’ll meet BY 2:00 outside of 100 Bay State Road. Then we’ll take the T from Kenmore, so please bring either a Charlie Card or enough money to get there and back again. We’ll be doing some writing and note-taking, so bring a notebook and pencil or you can use your phone. Also, Faneuil Hall has A TON of food, so bring cash for writing snacks if you’d like.

Hope to see you Sunday!

-Sarah 🙂

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