Things started off a little weird at W.I.N.D. It was almost like we weren’t speaking to each other at all, not even having the same conversation. Our first time together we “got to know each other” by talking without listening, just as real people often do and characters in stories should: coming to the table with their own baggage, problems and predispositions. And maybe weird is worth getting used to: it was these kinds of experimental activities that we got used to participating in at W.I.N.D. and they are definitely helping our writing.
But besides this community, we’ve taking part in some great writing activities, from mapping out an imaginary, collective world to rethinking graphic representations of plot to examining the process of draft to published piece in Draft Journal.
We’re only half way through and W.I.N.D. is without a doubt a success: a new home for young writers.