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April'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 fourth 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. April's craft focus will be on creating an effective cast of characters and managing their interactions in speculative fiction writing.

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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  • Dennis

    Ditto...! The take-aways from these meetings are great, and likewise on the positive energy. Now, if only I can find an iPad Mini on eBay for $3.00... :-)

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Kent

    What a hoot! Fun writing warm-up exercise, and great discussion on casting your book! I really get inspired and motivated by this group! Thanx for all the positive energy!!!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Suzie K

    I am so sick!! I was hoping I would feel better by this morning but I really don't think you want me and my germs there :)

    April 20, 2013

    • Vijay

      Feel better and hopefully see you at next month's writers meetup!

      April 20, 2013

    • Suzie K

      Thanks! I'm having awesome writing group withdrawal :/ Looking forward to seeing the updates and discussion points for next time.

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. gotta cancel last minute. Hope to see everyone soon.

    April 20, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, just a reminder that if you'd like to pay for the lasertag party (spring mixer on May 4), please bring cash or a credit card. Details here: http://meetu.ps/NlK26 See you soon!

    April 20, 2013

  • Sandeep

    Sorry for the last-minute cancellation... been told that I'm needed to help with a kids birthday party tomorrow...

    April 19, 2013

  • Rob T.

    had to fly out of town due to family business

    April 17, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, just a reminder to please update your RSVP for the writers meetup if you can no longer make it on Saturday. Thanks!

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be running a 5k. See you in June (hopefully)

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a conflict as well. I'm going to be down in Richmond.

    April 16, 2013

  • Karla K.

    I justrealized I have a conflict and can't attend. See you next month!

    April 16, 2013

  • Suzie K

    oh noes! I forgot to RSVP sooner after I had to miss out on the last one :/ ah well, waitlist it is!

    April 9, 2013

  • Jeremy D. H.

    Going to be out this weekend.

    April 7, 2013

  • GP

    Just FYI: Camp NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow - good luck to participants! http://campnanowrimo.org

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Rob T.

    I have written my first short story and would like to bring it along.

    March 27, 2013

  • Kovit K.

    I'll actually be back home for a wedding that weekend. So you can give my spot to another person.

    March 25, 2013

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