Do you want to write "me too" fiction or do you think you can do better? Do you want to be one of the ten percent that succeed? Would a group that provides external expectation help you motivate? This is intended to be a focused group of science fiction and fantasy writers who want to help each other with ongoing projects. We usually hold bi-weekly meetings on weekends or weeknights depending on what members want. This would be a creative group that helps you flex your writing muscles, by using collaboration, creative prompts, a forum to get feedback on anything you are currently working on, and a way to bring together writers of a common genre for support and ultimately getting published. I plan on choosing venues to meet that are conducive to creativity, anywhere from cozy independent coffee shops, or free public libraries in the area. Do you feel you have something awesome to add to the group? Then please do join our movement..

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  • December 11 · 7:15 PM

    December 11 at the Mermaid

    7 Sci-Fi cronies

    Laura, Doug, and Scott to submit. Due to the holiday the deadline will be Friday, 11/28, not Thursday. Also, please review the charter (once I revise it and put it in... Learn more
  • November 20 · 7:15 PM

    Nov. 20 at the Mermaid

    7 Sci-Fi cronies

    Pam and Phil to submit. Please also review the Mermaid charter that I've uploaded. We will discuss it and then either approve it at this meetup in order to form the new... Learn more
  • October 30 · 7:15 PM

    October 30 at the Mermaid

    7 Sci-Fi cronies

    The R&E has a reading in the front room again, so we're defaulting to the Mermaid. We're discussing Doug's, Laura's, and Scott's submissions.
  • October 9 · 7:15 PM

    October 9 at the Mermaid

    8 Sci-Fi cronies

    UPDATE: It turns out that the Read & Eat has a book reading going on the same night, so we'll be meeting at the Mermaid instead this time. Submissions from Laura, Meade,... Learn more
  • October 2 · 7:00 PM

    October 2nd meeting at Croydon

    6 Sci-Fi cronies | 5.00

    Doug and Joshua will be submitting for the October 2nd meeting. Joshua has graciously agreed to make a double submission  so we look forward to reading their work. If... Learn more
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    "Hey, hey mermaids! Anyone want to have a little holiday cheerful get-togethe­r this coming Tuesday? I'd love to see my friends one more time before the holiday madness fully descends...­."

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    Fred E. Fred E. commented on December 11 at the Mermaid
    December 17
    Fred E.

    "I have my TrackChange­s files in DropBox now. Great workshop!"

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    John S. John S. commented on December 11 at the Mermaid
    December 12
    John S.

    "I don't know whether Joe is reads this, but in view of his question last night about important SF novels of recent decades, I thought I'd include this link to a Goodreads list of recommended­ SF novels, put together by the Reddit group, /r/PrintSF.­ h..."

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    Clint Clint commented on December 11 at the Mermaid
    December 11
    Clint

    "I have comments for the three drafts in the dropbox. For some reason, my comments on Laura'­s don't show up in the dropbox view screen, but are there when downloaded and opened in Word. See you all next time."

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    Scott A. Scott A. commented on December 11 at the Mermaid
    December 9
    Scott A.

    "FYI, if anyone received a request for money to support this meetup, that was not from me. If you'd like to make a contributio­n, please wait until I set up the new meetup after we approve the charter (potentiall­y) on Thursday. Thanks!"

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    Scott A. Scott A. commented on December 11 at the Mermaid
    December 5
    Scott A.

    "I've placed a new version of the Mermaid charter in the Dec. 11 folder. Please take a brief moment to read it through and bring any issues or questions to the meetup. If everyone likes this version, we'll vote to approve it on Thursday. Thanks!"

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