Sunday, August 26, 2012

Plot Party

Sara, Lauren, Susan, and Ann - fellow writers discussing word issues.
  Trinity Writers' Workshop normally meets on Saturdays at the Trinity Arts Building in Bedford, Texas.  However, this past Saturday we met at the home of long-time member Bonnie Pemberton for a plot party. Twenty-four people attended with twelve people offering up a synopsis of their writing issues and questions they asked us to ponder.

Who died first - the wimpy husband, the heiress, or the gardener? Who is the murderer? What about that strange woman in the store - was her question part of a cult? Bats? Electricity? The Amazon Trilogy. All this and more was discussed as ideas begat ideas and the author in question furiously jotted notes.

Food, oh the food - we ate well, snacked some more, and enjoyed Clarice Bostick's homemade ice cream cake (her secret is the amaretto). Laughter prevailed.
An offsite plot party is a great way to renew a group's energy. It's loosey-goosey and the only limitation is the imagination.

Look out publishing world - there are some interesting stories headed your way in the future.


  1. Sounds like a fun party! I may have to try having one of those with my critique group!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on Virginia's blog! I hadn't thought of doing a children's gardening book, but perhaps someday I will. You've given me the idea!

  2. It was a fun day of creativity and catching up with old friends.

  3. That sounds like so much fun... and food too! Practically perfect :-)