Had a nice evening hanging out with other writers and having dinner.
We do this from time to time. We meet at a restaurant, sit around, and talk about what’s happening in our lives.
And we talk about writing. What things we are currently working on, problems we are having, things like that.
We kicked around ideas for one author’s story. He thought he’d written himself into a corner. We threw ideas out for ways for him to take his story in new directions. That lead to comparisons to various movies and TV shows, and plots that have been used before. That always leads to debates on the merits of said movies and TV shows.
One of the younger writers is totally unfamiliar with many of the shows and movies us older farts grew up with. It always surprises me when we make reference to something like Gilligan’s Island or Speed Racer, or Wild, Wild West (the show, not the movie) and this guy doesn’t know what we’re talking about. If you want to be a writer, how do you not know about these things?
In all an enjoyable evening. I’m looking forward to the next one.