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Rough Draft meetup: checking in - and a few reminders about upcoming meetings

From: CC
Sent on: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:29 PM
Hello, writers:

Just a reminder, we're experimenting with a few changes for our next few scheduled meetings.

Meetings are the last Thursday (7-9 p.m. at the Borders next to Tacoma Mall, 2nd floor) and 2nd Saturday (11-1p.m. at Java Jam on Pacific Ave, Tacoma/Parkland).

For the 9/30 meeting: Anyone with writing they'd like to submit in advance for critique should get it to me ASAP (email to: [address removed]). Everyone else- if this isn't your first meeting, please bring 5 pages of writing to share (any format/quality/style), time permitting. Sonya will guest-host the meeting and will be running the show that night- don't know exactly what she has planned yet, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

For the 10/9 meeting: We decided to mix things up this time, and assign some homework- everyone will bring a short piece of writing, developed from a common theme. The prompt we agreed on: "Desperate for money, tour protagonist turns to the sex trade for easy cash. In the course of doing business, a client dies- and the protagonist could be on the hook for murder" (aparently, we were in a CSI-kind of mood) You can use this as an opportunity to try on a new genre for size, or adapt it to work in your accustomed style. Since Saturdays bring a lot of fantasy/sci-fi and poetry, this could be interesting. Work should be submitted in advance (email to: [address removed]) by the Saturday prior (ie: tomorrow), or bring 5 pages to the meeting.

Last update- you might have noticed a few new entries in the file area. At our 9/11 meeting, we had a brief discussion about how to manage file-sharing (and how to manage our meet-up space) going forward. The only thing that's been resolved is we all agree we need a better method- whether this is going to turn out to be another site, a less-public group, or what is kind of up in the air. In the interim, anyone should feel free to share files on the Meet-Up site- but remember that anyone who joins the group (and there is no moderator approval for new members) can see your files, and that the files won't open properly unless they are uploaded in .txt or .rtf format.

As always, ideas are welcome.

Thanks for reading/writing,

Cat C.

Co-Organizer, Rough Draft

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