Christchurch Meet-up Nuggets

Nuggets from the February Christchurch meet-up on 11-Feb-2012:

Book launch for Dragons Away by K.D. Berry coming up in March. Two other novels in the same universe have been accepted for publication and are in various stages of production.

First view of SpecFicNZ flyers for use at NZ Book Month – A6 and lovely!

What do people want to do at meets ups and when should we have them?

Listened to and discussed the “Writing Excuses: The Hollywood Formula” podcast.

  • A good tool for structuring a story, but not the be all and end all.
  • Good to hear about analysis of good storytelling structure though.
  • Makes you think about motivations of the characters.
  • Discussed protagonist/antagonist roles in Inception/Shutter Island.

Book Month session Sunday 18th sounding good – 7 authors!

Some movies are marketed very differently to what they actually are!

  • Shutter Island
  • Hugo
  • Bridge to Terabithia

Using podcasts to get someone to read a bedtime story to you!

Mark, Christchurch meet-up organizer.
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