Creative Writers Ambler Meetup

At this Meetup, we'll gather as a group to share our experiences with writing during the month. We'll share ideas and resources and offer encouragement about writing and the process of developing our projects - for ourselves or for publication. We'll also take some time to do writing prompt exercises or other fun writing activities as a way to increase our spontaneity, gain energy and inspiration, and have fun together. If you have writing that you'd like to share, please bring copies with you. We are always happy to celebrate the positive in the work we review and to offer constructive feedback where invited. If you have ideas for fun writing exercises we can do together, please bring them!


Note:  If anyone has a particular topic they would like to suggest for discussion, please write it in the comments so we can come prepared.  Thank you!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry guys I did not show up last night. I felt anxious and a little overwhelmed with the number of people showing up. Plus, I didn't have anything written up. I hope to come to the next one on Wednesday night.

    June 17, 2014

    • Michael A.

      Hey john, don't worry about having a selection to present. While you should have one at a later meeting, there is no problem with you attending your first meeting just to observe.

      June 18, 2014

  • Gary Buehler, S.

    As always I enjoyed the time spent with fellow writers. I was disappointed that out of the twenty or so people who said they were coming only a handful showed up. I hope I am wrong, but I have a feeling that in the group attending meetings isn't always the number one priority. I understand unavoidable emergencies and they certainly should always take priority. I am not suggesting that anyone should shirk their duties for a meeting, just that when you say you are coming don't change your mind at the last minute because something more appealing came along. I think that isn't fair to the rest of the group, who because of numbers might be shutout from attending a meeting. I realize that my opinion might not be popular. In my defense I only want what is best for the group.
    Gary

    June 17, 2014

  • Uriah Y.

    Sorry can't make it tonight. Family event popped up and I must attend. Have a great meeting!

    June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since this is my first meeting, where in the library do we need to meet? Thank you.

    June 16, 2014

    • Lisa T.

      There's a meeting room in the back of the children's department. When you walk into the library, it's along the back wall toward your left. See you soon!

      June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Lisa! See you soon!

      June 16, 2014

  • John J Walton J.

    Jeanne
    Please send me an email thru the meetup group with your normal email and I will forward you Bobby's description of what is involved.
    John

    June 15, 2014

  • John J Walton J.

    Would anyone like to volunteer to be the next person on the Writers Process Blog tour after me? Uriah and Bobby have contributed already. Let me know if you are interested and I can email you some details that I got from Bobby.

    June 9, 2014

    • Jeanne

      Could you tell me what the writers process blog entails?

      June 14, 2014

  • Nanci R.

    The Philadelphia Writer's Conference was awesome? Was anyone else there?

    June 9, 2014

  • Nanci R.

    What is required on the Writers Process Blog tour?

    June 9, 2014

  • John J Walton J.

    Sorry but I am backing out of the upcoming meeting. Things are still up in the air with my wife and I do not know if she will be home by then or still in the hospital.

    June 9, 2014

    • RM W.

      Prayers to you and yours. Sorry John was sailing all weekend and didn't check my emails. Family always comes first.

      June 9, 2014

  • Julia

    Sorry to miss this- sick child

    June 9, 2014

  • Kim

    My car is being maintenanced. I apologize for missing last month. With the change I mixed up days. Have a wonderful meeting.

    June 8, 2014

  • Ernesto O.

    I am looking forward to meeting the people in the group. I am ready to listen, help, encourage and exchange views about the Art of Writing.

    June 8, 2014

  • Lisa T.

    Pick a song. It can be one you love, one you hate, one you just can't get out of your head, etc. Write something based on the song. Maybe a particular lyric reminded you of something from your childhood. Maybe the melody make you smile. Maybe you think you want to call up the songwriters and ask what the &@!% they were thinking. Don't write about the song itself. Write for 10-15 minutes. Please do not write out the lyrics as there will not be time to read them in addition to the exercise.

    1 · May 28, 2014

    • RM W.

      Good exercise. I have a song in mind that pairs well with because the song is offbeat.

      June 2, 2014

  • Lisa T.

    So, there was a request that the writing exercise be made available well in advance of the meeting. Since I just thought of one, here it is:

    May 28, 2014

  • Gary Buehler, S.

    With piles of snow still around to remind us what a dreadful winter it has been, perhaps signing up for a June meeting that now seems so far away must appear foolish, but I wouldn't want to risk being shutout. Spring will come eventually, it always has and it always will.

    February 21, 2014

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