March's Writers Meetup

Whether you're currently writing, gave up but want to restart, or have always wanted to but don't know how to get started ... please join us for our monthly writers meetup. This session is a chance to discuss ideas, work through problems or roadblocks, and get some writing done. Space is limited for this event, but a waiting list is available. We will do everything we can to accommodate as many writers as possible without compromising the quality of the session. Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!*

This will be our third meeting of 2013, and we'll be using the time to go through a writing exercise, set realistic and achievable goals for our writing, and deepen our understanding of the craft of writing, as well as talk through any plot difficulties or roadblocks you're experiencing. There will also be an opportunity to buckle down and get some serious writing done. March's's craft focus will be on creating and developing characters in speculative fiction.

We kick off these meetings with a writing exercise, so please bring laptops or notebooks (as you prefer) and be prepared to write. Pohick Library is located at the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Sydenstricker Road. We'll be meeting in the Pohick Meeting Room (we have the room until 5pm). There will be free wi-fi and power outlets available. There are also a number of great food options within a very short drive, including Italian, Lebanese, Mexican, Chinese, and sandwiches, if people want to grab food during or after.

 

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For writers meetups, a no-show will prohibit you from attending another writers meetup for 2 months after the no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a meeting. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Kent

    Great discussion - great writing exercise. This is always a worthwhile event for motivating me as a Writer!

    1 · March 26, 2013

    • Sandeep

      lol - you're so right Kent, about this event helping with motivation! I've actually started to set up a preliminary blog since the meeting... the basic structure of it should be set up and available by this evening. The trick will be to keep writing and posting relevant and interesting content lol. I can't wait to meet with you all again :-)

      March 26, 2013

  • Sandeep

    I had such an awesome time. It was great meeting everybody and I really enjoyed the discussions!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Cyndi

    Have fun and KEEP writing!!!

    3 · March 23, 2013

  • Cyndi

    I apologize for the last minute change - but I will not be attending today. I have learned a lot from these meet-ups, and really enjoy spending time with all of you, but I'm not able to commit to writing on a regular basis so I don't want to take up a slot that could be filled by someone who really needs/wants it. I'll still check in periodically and participate via the site. Happy writing and I'll be back in November for NaNoWrimo:)

    March 23, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi, everyone. I hope you're excited for March's writers meetup this Saturday. For anyone who's availability has changed, please update your RSVP to avoid a no-show and to give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend.

    Please note that we'll be in the larger meeting room this month. I hope you're all coming ready to discuss creating and developing effective characters. Think about examples that have worked or failed in your own reading. And for those that attended last month's meetup, don't forget the research exercise!

    For any new members attending, please do bring something to write with (laptop, tablet, notebook, etc.). We will have power and wi-fi.

    Thanks!

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Sandeep

      I still intend to attend - just waiting to see if there's an opening. Thanks!

      March 18, 2013

    • Sandeep

      Thanks for confirming that I can attend Vijay. I'm looking forward to this weekend ;)

      March 20, 2013

  • Dennis

    Sorry for the somewhat short notice -- I need to cancel on this one. Hopefully, you'll be able to squeeze me in for the April meeting! :-)

    -- Dennis

    March 19, 2013

  • Gina

    I am so sorry I am not going to be able to attend. But this wil make someone on the waiting list happy.

    March 17, 2013

  • Suzie K

    So, this probably won't work because I am literally moving on Saturday. But I definitely plan on being at April's meetup!

    March 14, 2013

  • Karla K.

    Clearing my schedule for this weekend. Getting induced on the 24th!

    March 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    Fun book. This group is huge!

    March 12, 2013

  • Kevin

    0gotta go to church first ;)

    March 12, 2013

  • Wes R.

    Gonna be in California, guys. My apologies for missing two in a row!

    March 11, 2013

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    A former member

    Hello!

    February 23, 2013

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