Many times a writer, regardless of genre, needs a chance to do brainstorming with another writer about a subject under development. This theatre room gives us the opportunity and ambience to do that task in comfort. Meena and I often work out problems with brainstorming.
At times we will work on short stories, at times on poetry manipulation and
refinement; and for still others, we’ll work on pure character, plot, setting, backstory, etc. development to use within a novel or perhaps even a creative non-fiction project.
Those who come here will see how two writers approach this business of working out the elements for a story. Of course, many approaches are available. Ours is only one way.
We encourage our visitors to ask questions, make suggestions, and anticipate the next week’s brainstorming session. The whole purpose of having this type of room is to foster new ideas, perspectives, and products. Otherwise, only cobwebs will accumulate instead of written work.
To that end, the first work we’ll tackle here will be the expansion of a piece of flash fiction that Meena wrote to a prompt given by another site. Her story begs for more detail, more life. We’ve decided to take that beginning and develop it into a full-length short story of 7500 to 10,000 words; that will take it to the edge of moving it to the novella stage.
Come along with us as we work out the what-ifs, detail the story’s characters, and find the plot that will thicken for the reader’s pleasure and carry the heroes and heroines to the end of this adventure.