Intro to Your Creative Self- Meet and Greet and Discussion

Welcome to the first ever Austin Tx "Knock the Block" Creative Writing Meetup event that we will be having. This event, and consequently the first few, will be aimed at merely getting to know one another, doing some small fun icebreaker like writing exercises, and we will be enjoying some good coffee and food from a very fine coffee house while we discuss many important topics including where we wish to go forward as a group and also about exploring our creative selves through our writing. Please bring any writing materials you might need, a pocket dictionary if possible (but is wholly optional as I will have several), your warm smiling faces and if possible a mere $2 dues that will go toward keeping the upkeep of the group going. I will provide everything else that is needed, and feel free to bring extra money for if you want your own drinks and snacks (have you tried the cheesecake? talk about heavenly!)

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  • Dan S.

    Great minds always make great discussion; even when they have to be tolerant of my enless chatter!

    October 19, 2012

  • Jason K.

    Such a wonderful time with some really wonderful people. This is what this group is all about. So thankful for everyone who came. You all are marvelous individuals. So sorry to Laurielas who showed up late and we missed. OH noes! So glad we caught up with you online though. Everyone brings a rich flavor and insight to the group. Dan is the man!

    October 18, 2012

  • Jason K.

    Im here and looking forward to seeing whomever can make it. Should be a very relaxed and meaningful meetup. Im sitting on the second row of long tsbles at the base of the stairs. See yall then

    October 18, 2012

  • Jason K.

    I for one am Laurielas. Thank you for posting about this as I was going to bring it up at the meeting as well as post a formal announcement. For those of you who are fiction writers, and have either always wanted to write a novel or have already published and would like to write another, or if your just a literary thrill seeker you should check out www.nanowrimo.org and learn all about the National Novel Writing Month Challenge. Essentially writing a 50k word novel in the Month of November! Crazy I know, but fun, challenging and a great experience. Roughly comes out to only about 1,666 words a day you need to write to stay on track.

    Id love to do this as a group effort for those interested, and I would also love to host some meetups for people who are writing for the event as well as our other meetups. Let me know if you are intrigued or lets talk about it at the meetup!

    October 17, 2012

  • Laurielas

    Anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo this year?

    October 17, 2012

  • Jason K.

    We are getting closer to the wire folks and I couldn't be more excited. I am so glad to see so many of you making the effort to come, and for those of you who simply arent able to make it this time, do not feel bad at all. We will be actively discussing better meetup times, the overall format of the group, and how I best can serve everyone in the future at this meetup and others to come. For those of you who are coming to the meetup...this is a gentle reminder to bring a small (Or big if you feel the need to carry one) pocket dictionary as it will be helpful to you in one of the writing exercises we will be doing. Personally a dictionary and a thesaurus make excellent bed fellows, and are great friends to writers which I probably don't need to mention. I will try to round up as many spare dictionaries I have to help out so its ok if you cant come up with one, you might just have to use your own noggin hehe.

    I have been hard at work preparing for the meetup, can't wait! :)

    October 16, 2012

  • Jason K.

    Welcome everyone! So excited to hear that you will be apart of this group and attending the meeting! I will be working every day till then to come up with some good material, exercises and just points to consider to make it as an informative, fun and productive first meeting as I can. Don't hesitate to let me know if need be about anything- concerns, ideas, suggestions, or just even getting to know each other better. Looking forward to seeing you all.

    October 12, 2012

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