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October 2nd Thursday Meeting – Character Analysis Workshop

dr payneJoin us on Thursday, October 12th, for a workshop conducted by the KWG’s very own psychotherapist, the Notorious Doctor Payne.  Bring the characters you are working with in your writing and have them spend some time on the good doctor’s couch. In the process, you will learn how to make your characters more believable, and come to understand some of the reasons they’re behaving like they are.

The Doctor has asked that you fill out the questions below for each character you’d like to analyze (and no insurance cards are required!)

It would help me to analyze your story’s character and you to know her/him better if we look at his/her feelings, thinking, attitudes, and fears.

The questions below give some suggestions for bringing out those characteristics. Not all are important, but some are. Write your statements on this questionnaire, and I’ll use your observations to reveal more about your character.

 

1) What complaints does your character make?

 

 

2) What is your character worried/anxious about?

 

 

3) Has your character had any significant traumas (e.g. hospitalization, imprisonment, time in a mental institution, live with a writer.)

 

 

4) Experienced any significant loss?

 

 

5) What thing/person is he/she attracted to?

 

 

6) Is she/he empathic or more self-absorbed?

 

 

7) What does your character want?

 

 

8) Does your character argue for/against any particular political view or religion?

 

 

9) Any conflicts, crises, challenges, internal or external?

 

 

10) What is your character’s gender, age; who does he/she live with?

 

 

11) What do you question or not understand about your character?

 

 

 

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“Undertow” Introduction

KWG member Dave Gourdoux wrote the introduction to Undertow, the first collection of writing by members of the Guild.  To read it, click here:

Welcome Home

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April 2nd Thursday – The Writing Process

Why do you write and for whom? What gets your creative juices flowing? Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a writing ritual? Write everyday? Wait for inspiration?
What role does setting play in your work? How do you create real and unique characters?

Outlines…deadlines…where do you draw the line?

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Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on the writing process.
Share what works for you and learn what works for others.

Meet in room 196 of the Straz Bldg. April 13th. 6:30 P.M.

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October 2nd Thursday – Scene Writing Workshop with Chris Deguire

This month’s second Thursday meeting will feature Chris Deguire conducting a scene-writing workshop. Chris will use techniques that he applies as a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College in Chicago. Whether you are blocked or having trouble moving your story form point A to B or you just want to learn something from a talented and experienced  professional, Thursday’s meeting promises to have something for you!

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Room Change – effective September 8th, 2016

Please note that our assigned meeting room  has changed for the Carthage College 2016 fall semester. Effective Thursday, September Eighth, meetings will be held in room 196 of the Straz  building.

 

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Listen Now to August’s “Speaking of Our Words”

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Tony Bowers, author of “On the Nine,” joins host Chris DeGuire for the August recording of Speaking of Our Words. The show also includes writers Richard Bell, Dave Gourdoux, Mary McDonald, Troy McDonald, Irene Pyskir-Bilak, and Jeff Sturycz.

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Open Meeting – Thursday, May 21 6:30 p.m.

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Hedberg Library
Lower Level Room 172
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 for an open meeting.

You’re invited to bring a short piece of writing to share.

This is a monthly opportunity for writers–of any experience level–to get informal feedback from other writers, and to provide feedback on the works of other writers.  The focus is on what’s working in each piece, and what questions each piece leaves the reader with.

Free and open to the public.

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POSTPONED – Tonight’s (01/08) Workshop is Postponed Due to Weather

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Tonight’s Storytelling Part-2 Workshop is postponed due to weather.

Stay tuned for details regarding its rescheduling.

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This Thursday – Introduction to Storytelling

Introduction to Storytelling

This event is free, and open to the public.

Creating a compelling story is important, whether you’re writing it on a page or telling it out loud.

Could writers have anything to learn from the oral tradition?

Join us Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to storytelling, presented by local storyteller Tom Clark.

We’ll meet at our usual place…

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Hedberg Library, Room 170
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