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! We will be meeting once per month, on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. If you want to suggest additional times and places to meet, please know you are encouraged to do so. This is a community for all of us!

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well run. Bobby controlled the meeting in a firm but friendly manner. Most everyone read a few pages of their work for a group review. Comments and criticisms seemed benefiicial to the reader (writer) and the rest of the group. Great group paticipation.

    October 11, 2012

  • Zachary

    Had a good time reading and listening to the work everyone shared tonight. A lot of good critique out there tonight. See ya next month!

    October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a real good meet up. I got a lot of feedback and I appreciate everyone's help.

    October 10, 2012

  • Elizabeth V.

    Here is the writing prompt I selected from The Storymatic for October. Write if you feel inspired and bring it with you to the October meeting. Here are the two cards you'll combine to create your main character: Person who believes in fairies AND Mechanic. Here are the two cards I drew that lead you into a story: Unopened envelope AND Parents are NOT actually parents. I LOVE these cards! I hope you do too - and have a lot of fun with it. I may bring my writing to November. . .

    September 12, 2012

    • Zachary

      Was there a word limit on these? I seem to remember it being 600, but with writing papers for classes I might be making that up. :D

      October 10, 2012

  • Darren B.

    A scheduling conflict will not allow me to be there tonight. I'll look forward to the next one!

    October 10, 2012

  • Darren B.

    All,
    I wanted to share this clip from Ted Talks of Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) talking about creative genius and where it comes from.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86x-u-tz0MA&feature=endscreen&NR=1
    (if the link doesn't work, just look up; Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius)

    October 9, 2012

    • Zachary

      Thanks for sharing this. She's really captured the madness that comes with writing. :D

      October 10, 2012

  • RM W.

    Bring the latest chapter or a chapter that way yoy xan print a few copied as well as brining your lappy to read from.

    October 10, 2012

    • Zachary

      I'll look at maybe printing a few with multiple pages on each page. Thanks RM!

      October 10, 2012

  • RM W.

    Hate typing on my phone "you" and "can"

    October 10, 2012

  • Zachary

    I'd like to share my progress on my children's book but printing out would probably kill my inkjet. Would it be a problem to bring my lappy along and use it as a "book" to share?

    October 10, 2012

  • debbi

    Thank you RM, see all at Cafe Maida

    October 5, 2012

    • Lynn

      I look forward to hearing about your writing progress. :)

      October 6, 2012

    • debbi

      you must have inspired me! pen hit paper;)

      October 8, 2012

  • Zachary

    Love to make it this week. Maybe a spot will open up.

    October 8, 2012

  • RM W.

    I know we used Cafe Maida last year. I am not sure, if everyone is ok with it but since no other places were suggested. Its small and only takes cash but there are a number of tables which will be enough for the number of people who are interested in coming.

    October 4, 2012

  • debbi

    I'm not sure where our October meeting is taking place. I know there was talk of a coffee shop but didn't get the name. Please post if the meeting place is decided - thanks!

    September 29, 2012

  • Cherie N.

    I love to write creatively. Lately I have been writing stuff about my feelings since my brother Andrew died May 19th of this year. I also write poetry when stuff comes up I need to release from my person creativly

    September 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Common traits of effective writers

    They…

    1. Separate the writing and the editing process.
    2. Focus on the most interesting elements.
    3. Tap into the power of metaphor.
    4. Do adequate research.
    5. Learn from the writing of others.
    6. Write in small bursts.
    7. Read their work out loud.

    September 20, 2012

  • RM W.

    Hopefully I can make this one since I missed the last two...life can be a pain when it shoves it way forward into my writing...anyway I am hopefully coming to this one. *fingers and toes crossed*

    September 13, 2012

9 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy