SSWG Tuesday Night Meeting: Long-Form Fiction & Novels

Welcome to the Silver Spring Writer's Group Tuesday Meeting!

The Tuesday meetings are a great opportunity to get to know the writers in our group.  With a more casual format than the Saturday meetings, we typically meet from 7pm - 8:30 pm ET on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  

The meeting is divided into two parts:

(1)  Introductions

(2)  Targeted Discussion 

Introductions is a time to introduce yourself, your work, and any issues you may be facing that you think your fellow writers can help with.

Targeted Discussion is just that - a chance to talk about anything and everything related to your writing, writing in general, literature as we know it today!  Typically I'll try to provide a handout or resources focused on a particular area of writing (such as narrative structure, character, dialogue, etc).  Sometimes we also do writing activities, where each individual will have approximately 20 minutes to write and then share (if you want!) with our colleagues to get additional ideas about what's working.

Focus for the 11/26/13 Meeting: Long-Form Fiction & Novels  In honor of National Novel Writing Month ("NaNoWriMo"), we're going to be talking about novel writing and long-form fiction, including techniques to keep your writing on track and some good resources!

UPDATE: We are moving the Tuesday night meeting location from Qdoba to Zed's Cafe, located at 8225 Georgia Avenue, just a few blocks south of the Discovery Building (directions at  (The move is at the request of attendees who were having trouble hearing over Qdoba's evening clean up routine.) 

Updated Parking Information Parking located on the street and at the following garages within walking distance (metered but free after 7pm):

Bonifant Street Parking Lot, 920 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD

Bonfiant-Dixon Garage, 1101 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting everyone tonight! As promised, here's the requested email address if you'd like to send me (anonymous) sex questions that I'll answer in my column: [masked]. If you'd rather remain even more anonymous, use the "contact" form on my site: and feel free to use [masked] for your email address. Hope to see you all again soon!

    November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is crazy traffic out here. I will not be able to make tonight after all. I pray to make it to the next Saturday meeting!

    November 26, 2013

    • C. Grace W.

      No worries - see you next time!

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also victim to the weather forecast.
    Hope I can make it next time.

    November 26, 2013

    • C. Grace W.

      No worries - looking forward to seeing you next time!

      November 26, 2013

  • Rachel

    I'm going to have to cancel because of heavy traffic. I'm really sorry to miss it!

    November 26, 2013

    • C. Grace W.

      No worries-hope to catch you the next time!

      November 26, 2013

  • Danielle M.

    This will be my first meet-up for this group - looking forward to it!

    November 6, 2013

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