May Meet Up!

  • May 6, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Thanks to Shola for hosting. As usual, 5-6 people sharing. Bring along 20+ copies. No need to contribute if you just want to listen but bring snacks and drinks. See you then!

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  • Barrie S.

    Okay, to help us through the first few months of the Post-Matt Period (known as the PMP, from now on), here are his top 5 recommended reads on structure, plot & technique:

    Techniques of the Selling Writer - Dwight V. Swain

    Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story - K.M. Weiland

    The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller - John Truby

    Self-Editing for Fiction Writers - R.Browne D.King

    Writing Fiction For Dummies - Randy Ingermanson, Peter Economy

    Here are all the links in a bitly bundle, feel free to add to the list:

    http://bitly.com/bundles/bseppings/k

    I couldn't find any titles on why JK Rowling is such a terrible writer, so we may have to improvise on that topic.

    4 · April 22, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Fun night. Some wonderful writing shared.

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Alice C.

    Great venue - thanks Shola. And fantastic stuff was shared. Thanks to all that did. Emil to come soon about the future of the SWG....!

    May 7, 2014

  • Sachin S.

    great to finally make it and really loved the abundant feedback that the authors are receiving ! See you all in June and hope to share some material that I am working on !

    May 7, 2014

  • Aysha

    Hi- sorry I'm not sure I'll be able to make it tonight- last minute mix up- will try my best-

    May 6, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Do we only have 4 sharing tonight? As cait can't make it :'(

    May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, this would be my last time. I'm leaving to the States on May 15th.

    April 26, 2014

  • Sachin S.

    Hi Alice, I have been fated not to attend this meetup so far. Can you please include me in if someone drops out. I am (forever) on the waitlist !

    May 2, 2014

    • Sachin S.

      as in I can join today ?

      May 6, 2014

    • Sarah C.

      Yes you're now off the wait list and in the attending. You can cone

      May 6, 2014

  • Wan Phing L.

    Hey guys, tonight will be my first meeting at SWG, hope to meet all of you in person, finally after so many months on the waitlist :) Can't wait!

    3 · May 6, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    If you made it into the meetup tonight and can no longer attend, please change your RSVP so that people on the wait list can come :)

    May 6, 2014

    • Alice C.

      Nicely said! I concur wholeheartedly....xx

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Hey does anyone happen to know of a good book or resource on editing and grammar basics for novels? I like to trust my inner grammar critic but I'm feeling like perhaps I should be sure about... Thanks!

    April 26, 2014

    • Marion K.

      The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin Reference Books) - a bit of everything: typical grammar mistakes, punctuation errors you spell check won't notice, elements of style. Compact and easy to understand.

      May 4, 2014

    • Sarah C.

      Awesome! Thanks

      May 4, 2014

  • Caleb Y.

    I can finally attend the meetups because now I am a stay out air force soldier but unfortuantely I am late for registering this meetup and hence will be on the waiting list. See you all for the subsequent meetups soon! I miss hearing your contributions and talking to you all!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • winston tan wen j.

    Oh man... Are the meet ups always on Tuesdays?

    May 1, 2014

    • Alice C.

      The monthly meet ups are, yes. But changes are afoot so fill out the survey and keep your eyes peeled!

      May 1, 2014

  • Alice C.

    SURVEY ON THE FUTURE OF THE SWG - PLEASE COMPLETE! THANK YOU XX

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KMKP3K

    2 · April 30, 2014

    • Yuna A.

      Hi Alice. I've only been to one meetup a few months back :) It was very nice just that Shola's house was a bit hard to find for me since I don't drive. I was wondering if there is a membership fee imposed in future, will there be bigger venues to hold more than 30 pax per meetup? This one I forgot to add in the survey I did.

      April 30, 2014

    • Alice C.

      The fees will go towards a website which will facilitate smaller and more regular groups so the waitlist will be a thing of the past! As the only person running the admin of the group, I don't have the capacity to organise more than one meet up a month but the website would take care of that. Plus, I would use the fees to book speakers in larger venues and organise workshops. It's more work for me but this is a great group so I'm happy to do it.

      1 · May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry got to attend big teary send off at the airport. See you in June...

    April 29, 2014

  • Helena R.

    I think as a tribute to Matt's loathing of Ms Rowling we should all try to use his favourite speech tag somewhere in our work. He/she said in a sepulchral tone.

    2 · April 22, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    So.... working with some SWGers right now, building my online presence and social media platform. fun fun. If you want to check it out, here's my blog http://sjoycarlson.wordpress.com/

    and my twitter handle: sarahjoydrop

    Thanks to Cait and Indu for pressuring me into it! Follow me if you want haha.

    4 · April 16, 2014

  • Jo F.

    Just thought I'd alert the Singaporean and PRs among us to an amazing opportunity. Monthly stipend and endless inspiration available to one lucky SF writer!

    http://www.quantumlah.org/openings/2014_quantum_immersion.php

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Lucia D.

    I'd like to read too. Cheers!

    April 16, 2014

  • Helena R.

    Can I read too please.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Alice C.

    Hi guys,
    Posting on here so more can people can see the message...
    You may have got my email about hosting in July. Nobody has volunteered so far. If nobody steps up to the plate, the meet up won't run which would be a shame.
    Do let me know if you can.
    Thanks, Alice

    March 20, 2014

  • Wan Phing L.

    Hey guys, I would love to share if that's possible. Thanks!

    March 17, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    I'll read as well. But if there are lots of people who want to read, I will pass so others can.

    1 · March 12, 2014

    • Caitlyn

      Yay!!! Pls read together with me!

      March 12, 2014

  • Caitlyn

    Hi all I'd like to share something in May too. :)

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Lucia D.

    I'd like to share in May. Cheers.

    2 · March 6, 2014

  • Barrie S.

    If my March sharing chip is not valid at April's casino, I'm putting it down for May.

    1 · March 5, 2014

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