40 on/10 off in Brookfield!

Let's get together and write. We'll start with 10 minutes of socializing and getting coffee/food and then we'll write for 40 minutes. Then socialize for 10 minutes and then write for 40 minutes. You get the idea.  Write your novel instead of just daydreaming about it. As this group's About section describes it, "Butt in seat, hands on keyboard!"

As Barnes and Noble in a mall setting can get pretty busy, we may have to spread out a little bit. If you end up wanting/having to sit on your own, please come and say hello! I would love to meet you and thank you for coming!


1. There are a few tables past the cafe, beside the elevator. Those tables will be reserved for us.

2. B&N usually plays music, so you might consider getting your earphones and MP3 player to tune off the outside music and listen to your instrumental stuff (or whatever it is that aids your writing)!

 3. No chargers nearby. So keep your laptops charged. 

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  • Sarah Frink

    It was nice meeting all of you the other night! Unfortunately, I can't make it to this weekend's MeetUp, but I will definitely attend future events.

    May 8

  • Tristan Ackley

    I liked the structured feel to 40/10, and Alicia did a great job of sticking to the timetable to ensure we all stayed on track!

    3 · May 7

    • Helena


      May 7

    • Alicia Kobishop

      Thank you! It was great seeing you all there. :)

      May 7

  • Tristan Ackley

    Looking forward to this meetup! I've tried several other writing groups, each of which were flaky. Who could predict writers to be so unreliable!?

    2 · May 2

  • David J. Rank

    Novelist John DeDakis shares “Creating Order from Chaos: Stay Organized Writing Your Novel,” 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, Cedar Valley Center, West Bend.

    This and two events Thursday afternoon are open to the public. Part of the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, May 18-24:

    – John DeDakis, “Creating Order from Chaos: Stay Organized Writing Your Novel,” 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 21. $35 reservation; $45 at the door.

    – Cherie Burbach, on building a writing career, 1 p.m., Thursday, May 22, and Panel Discussion and Q&A, “Today’s Blossoming Publishing Market,” 2 p.m. $35 reservation for Burbach and panel; $45 at door. Noon Lunch, $10 reservation; $15 at the door.

    – Package deal: Wednesday Night DeDakis, Thursday Breakfast & Lunch, Burbach, Panel Discussion/Q&A, $170.

    Cedar Valley Center, 5349 Hwy. D.

    Sponsors, Wisconsin Writers and Chicago Writers associations, Diana Schramer, Write Way copyediting LLC.

    Contact Dave Rank, [masked], [masked], www.facebook.com/NIPBookcamp.

    May 1

  • Helena

    Hi guys! I'm coming to this meeting the 6th, but I have a lot of writing to do so I made a reservation for this weekend too. Saturday the 3rd, 2-4pm, Barnes and Noble. Event coming up on this page shortly. Hope to see you there!

    April 30

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