chemistry meeting

what's a chemistry meeting?

Let's say you have an idea for a play, but can't get past the description of the set. Or you're in charge of a distance learning project that will generate terrific interest (and revenue!) if you can just write the grant proposal for the pilot. Or you want to make poems that do to others what your favorite poems do to you. Or it's your turn to give the after-dinner speech at an upcoming meeting of your business association.

You tell me about what you have in mind. I ask a few questions, then I tell it back to you. You clarify a point here, fill a gap in the story there. We go back & forth until there emerges a solid (but not necessarily detailed) image in your mind of what it is you want to make.

If we both decide we'd like to go on, we'll then determine how best to proceed — how often to meet, for how long a period, how much and what kind of help I can provide, and on what terms.

Finally, you'll give me something to read for next time, I'll give you something to write, and we'll be on our way!

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