WORD Anti-Social Writers O-Side Read 'n Respond Session

  • February 9, 2011 · 6:30 PM
  • Jules' house

GATHER TIME: 630PM. ( The plan is to give folks time to order food and drink, chat a bit. So THE REAL WORK STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7PM. A half-hour to be anti-social should be enough to settle us all down... )

Folks who want to email their work in advance of the meeting (a very schmart idea) can do so.

A SUPER EASY WAY TO SHARE YOUR WORK BEFORE THE MEETINGS BY UPLOADING IT INTO THE CLOUD:

 


  • Go to the Home page of the WORD Meetup Group's site (http://www.meetup.com...)
  • At the blue links for navigation toward the top of the page, choose More
  • From the drop-down list choose Files
  • Browse to the file you want to upload from your computer and upload it
  • Add a description of what you done uploaded: Your Name, Story Title, Date of the Meeting it is For
  • Go enjoy the beverage of your choice, be nice to your kids, pet your dog, tell your partner that he/she doesn't look at all fat in the dress he/she is wearing

 

-- EVERY GAME HAS RULES--SO PLAY NICE:

 


  • IT IS OK TO "JUST SHOW UP, MAGICALLY APPEAR!" But it is better to RSVP so others attending will know how many copies of their work to bring.

     

     

  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING WORK TO SHARE. But do bring your super smart insightful incredibly useful responses to share with the writers who do bring work.

     

     

  • READERS WELCOME! You do not have to be a "writer" to attend this meetup! People who READ widely and with attention often have the schmartest, most insightful, and useful responses to offer on a writer's work. So if this sounds like you--come be our Hero! ;-)

     

     

  • If you cannot make a meeting and have RSVP'd YES, please change your RSVP to NO, as there may be people on the Waiting List who can use your seat at the table!

     

     

  • Please try to bring enough copies of your work for all members who have RSVP'd YES.

     

     

  • You can submit as long a piece by email as you want. And those who receive it can read as much or as little as they want. But at the meeting, the number of pages each person can read is determined by the number of folks who show up, divided by available time, square by the orbit of Uranus, allowing for solar drag, of course.( We tend to average 5 typewritten double-spaced 12 pt Times New Roman pages per participant...)

 

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  • Jussta

    Thorn, deciding where the next meetup would be the week before IS the problem - we need a consistent venue that does not cause confusion like we have had last week. I agree with Russ & Jacquie as far as comfortable, well-lighted easy to reach and easy safe parking.

    February 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    As thoughtful as it is or people to offer their homes, these meetups are best held in well lighted, comfortable, easy to reach/park places. They are not easy to come by. I think 802 S Tremont works, and if we can establish the clubhouse at Oceana as a regular alternate, that would be fine. It's way uncomfortable to keep changing location.

    February 12, 2011

  • RUSS S.

    My only other reservation (the first being that some homes are hard to find) is that it makes it difficult for new people or drop-ins who want to come because addresses obviously are not posted.

    February 12, 2011

  • RUSS S.

    the abrupt changes have caused confusion. Soooo.

    Jussta was kind enough to book the clubhouse in her complex for next week. So we will meet there, if everyone is OK with that. The following week, we can meet at Thorn's place. If we like the clubhouse in Jussta's complex we can return.. Personally I prefer Thorn;s clubhouse because everyone knows it and it's easy to find (and we ALWAYS) have a good meeting there. So I recommend 2x a month there, .Then we try to limit venue changes..OK, ALL?

    February 11, 2011

  • Jussta

    Oh, Dante`, you were an Angel and needed to be there - that was wonderful of you to help this elderly man. I think the Angels were guiding you last evening.

    See you next week at the Oceana Clubhouse Auditorium.

    February 10, 2011

  • Dante'

    In my Weds afternoon rush, I stopped home to copy the directions to Jules' house. I saw all the e-mail comments on that the meeting was moved to Oceania. I drove to the Clubhouse to find it closed. I asked about the meeting, only to find a 90 year driver with a dead battery. His AAA card was with his wife in the hospital. I showed the fellow how to open the hood, attached MY booster-cables, and started the car. A lady said ," it's a good thing you were here to help." There's a meeting next week.

    February 10, 2011

  • Jussta

    I agree - we all need plenty of notice on the venue for these Meetups - and telephone numbers - maybe at the next Meetup we can start a sign up sheet for email addresses and telephone numbers and we can circulate it privately?

    February 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did drive all the way to 3016 Carlsbad, and it was a Taco place, so I drove home. I should have several phone numbers of regular members, so that an address adjustment might be made on the spot. There were notices of several changes to the meeting tonight, and to future meetings. It would be a good idea to be more clear, or consistent, or both. Driving is not the problem, changing the meeting place was the problem.

    February 10, 2011

  • Jussta

    We waited for those that RSVPd, but when it looked like others were not coming, we carried on. If you RSVP yes, and then discover you are unable to come to the meetup - it would be appreciated if you changed your RSVP to No.

    February 9, 2011

  • Jussta

    Wonderful writing shares and lively discussions and feedback. Everyone's writing is really professional. I find this group extremely motivating - I have finally gotten through a serious case of Writer's block. I attribute my eagerness to work on my screenplay to this group because the members are very disciplined.

    February 9, 2011

  • Jussta

    Jacquie, Wish you could have come tonight, it was at Jules in La Costa - much closer for you. As Ed posted, he hosts a writer's group in Encinitas. I know it is a schlepp to drive to North County - but the majority of those that attend this Wednesday night group live around here. Maybe you can jump on the Coaster and one of us could pick you up in downtown Oceanside - I LOVE trains:)

    February 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Del Mar........ love to meet a bit closer now and then. :)

    February 9, 2011

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