Insight and Community for Writers

THEME FOR APRIL 2021:

CHARACTER


This Month’s Theme:

WRITING STRONG CHARACTERS

THAT CONNECT AND HAVE LIFE

Take the time, thought, and care to get your characters to the point where you are in tune with them, on their wavelength, and hearing what they will do before they do it. And then, get to the point where you are worried they may show up at your doorstep and ask if you want to go along with them on an adventure.

Our History

The Monarch Writers was started in September of 2017 by Cypress Butane and has been growing into a strange and wonderful St. Louis community ever since. We foster discussion and support serious writers working towards their project goals with an eye toward sticking it out to the finish. We are hopeful that soon we will get back to hosting in person meetings around town. Now In 2021 we are also an online community open to all through the Discord chat service. Writers from all over can sign on to our private server through the Discord client, and share work, get feedback, perhaps launch a video conference, and generally encourage each other remotely. If you like sharing writing prompts or discussing books and literary things, it’s the place to be. Should you ever need a friendly boost to your creativity, please drop in!

Cypress Butane

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.”

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing