“ Impressive group ”
— William G. on Dec 18, 2014.
“ Great experience, love being around such great, fun, and supportive people. Looking forward to next month! ”
— Vince S. on Sep 17, 2014.
“ Enjoyed our first visit. Very informative ”
— Patty G. on Aug 24, 2014.
“ This was my first meeting and everyone was very friendly. I enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere & I look forward to seeing the group on Sept. 16th ! ”
— Rosemary Vari T. on Aug 21, 2014.
“ It would be interesting to have each member give a short critique of him or herself ”
— John T. on Aug 21, 2014.
“ Great idea, good opportunity - will check out a group with a meeting that has safe parking closer to the location. ”
— Susan Bayard R. on Aug 20, 2014.
“ Great group of interesting people dedicated to their craft. ”
— Walt T. on Jul 16, 2014.
“ A good way to meet like-minded people. ”
— Dan D. on Jul 16, 2014.
“ Extremely friendly and willing to share their writing experiences ”
— Adam on Jul 16, 2014.
“ Seems like a great group of writers. Very welcoming. ”
— Susanna R. on May 20, 2014.
“ wonderful people! ”
— Linda J. on May 16, 2014.
“ I was given valuable insight. Thank you Tom, Joe and Scott! ”
— Evelyn L. on Apr 16, 2014.
“ Really enjoying the mix of people attending and the support provided. ”
— Melissa S. on Apr 16, 2014.
“ Wonderful night hearing about the benefits and pitfalls (great word, esp considering Paul's latest story) of the critique process from the very experienced critique gurus! ”
— lorinda l. on Mar 19, 2014.
“ Many thanks to John for an entertaining and informative talk! ”
— Matty D. on Feb 19, 2014.
“ Full of useful information....everyone so helpful to a beginner like me. I felt really comfortable. Very much looking forward to next meet-up. ”
— JOAN C. on Oct 24, 2013.
“ Useful topics, friendly group, casual and relaxed atmosphere. ”
— Sharon on Sep 18, 2013.
“ Genuinely supportive atmosphere and camaraderie in this group. I've learned a great deal from fellow members and guest speakers, which has definitely improved my writing. Thank you! ”
— Sam L. on Sep 18, 2013.
“ This is a friendly, active group of striving writers. ”
— Joan H. on Sep 18, 2013.
“ Thank you, Anne, for approaching me after the meeting and introducing yourself. That certainly was very kind. Being new to the group I am more than eager to meet everybody in person. ”
— Kathy on Jul 17, 2013.
“ Ellie Searl gave an excellent presentation about the process of formatting a book for both paperback and ebook versions. She showed great examples of her covers and her handout on formatting is invaluable for those who are working to independently publish their work. ”
— Jim B. on Jul 16, 2013.
“ Excellent group but difficult acoustics and overhead visuals hard to see at a distance. ”
— Judith Z. on May 21, 2013.
“ Lots of talented folks - both pros and aspiring writers. I've always felt welcomed by the group, and the upstairs room at Ryan's makes for a warm, casual and convivial atmosphere. ”
— Scott P. on Mar 13, 2013.
“ Friendly and welcoming. ”
— Ellie V. Searl - P. on Feb 19, 2013.
“ Enjoyable, and very well organized. ”
— Carol on Jan 15, 2013.
“ A pleasant group of great people -- so glad I joined. ”
— John D. on Jan 8, 2013.
“ As always, we rock. ”
— Mark A. R. M. on Dec 18, 2012.
“ Well run, by interesting people, members very interactive. ”
— W. Town Andrews J. on Nov 20, 2012.
“ An interesting group who probably have much to teach me. I am just really getting into bringing writing and the habit forming I need to get a book written. ”
— Anne P. on Oct 17, 2012.
“ I love it, of course! ”
— Laura T. on Sep 25, 2012.
“ BVWG is very well run. looking forward to seeing everyone next month. ”
— ed c. on Jul 18, 2012.
“ Engaging, encouraging writers, generous with their advice. I learn so much at every meeting. Thanks! ”
— Jan M. on Jul 13, 2012.
“ This was my first time joining you all and I loved it! I shared with someone today that you could absolutely feel the creative energy in the room. I did not get a chance to meet everyone, but was inspired and motivated by the conversations I did share with a few. Seems like a wonderful group of incredibly gifted folks. I am very thankful to have found this group. It's just what I needed at this point in my writing adventure! ”
— Amy Anderson F. on Jun 20, 2012.
“ I like it !!!! ”
— Jorgen F. on Mar 21, 2012.
“ Sorry I could not make it! Was looking forward to meeting members. Will be there in January. ”
— N. D. on Dec 21, 2011.
“ Group seems to be growing... hope more people continue to show up ”
— Margaret Munson H. on Nov 20, 2011.
“ Good! ”
— Richard L. on Nov 16, 2011.
“ Great group of people...well organized... ”
— Julia on Nov 16, 2011.
“ Great group. It's good to be around others who have a passion for writing. I'm hoping to forge friendships with others for occasional communication between meetings for opinions, advice and encouragement. I also hope to find those interested in exchanging proofing and editing services, tit for tat. I currently do not have anyone who can read my manuscripts and constructively critique them. I'm not looking for heavy-duty in depth editing so much as a pair of fresh eyes to point out typos, indicate areas where the story line confuses, etc. A straight read through with a sharp mind and pencil is most sought after. ”
— Tom D. on May 18, 2011.
“ As always, I think this is a great group with a wide variety of people who are interesting. I always look forward to attending the meetings. ”
— Gary Z. on Aug 18, 2010.
“ Nice group of people. I would like to see a meeting where there is more interaction and discussion. ”
— Chris S. on Feb 19, 2014.