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Agony Aunts

Have a problem (with writing)? Something technical? How to get started, writer's block, POV confusion, are commas purely decorative? Tell the group and we'll discuss it.

(Note for regulars: There was no Meet-n-Greet this month due to the stat day. Also, we are looking at alternative venues, but for now we'll continue in the Atrium.)

(Note for newcomers: We actually meet in the Atrium, next door, but access is through the coffee shop.)

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  • Angela M.

    Anyone care to join me in a short fiction group? July 8 or later? Contact me here if you do. Thanks.

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem!

      July 9, 2013

    • Mirko

      No worries. I'll be there. :)

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent questions and excellent answers and ideas!

    July 8, 2013

  • Julia Claire B.

    Day's getting away from me here. I'm going to change my status to 'maybe'.

    July 8, 2013

    • Angela M.

      Yikes! sorry, day got away from me, too. It's 5 to 8 and just cooking dinner. See you next week!

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to have set a 'no' for now. Hopefully might change with what remains of the day....

    July 8, 2013

  • Bob F.

    Hi All,
    I am a retired surgeon who has been attempting to write a book for a number of years now. I look forward to meeting the group.

    July 8, 2013

  • Angela M.

    Great question, Colin. I started writing because I had a story to tell that I hadn't been allowed to speak of and met a teacher who encouraged me. I'm still never sure I'm "a writer" but I do it anyway. And I quit for 12 years and am now back into it. Angela

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I used to write a great deal for myself back in the day. Venting? Perhaps. There was a time I sent out many of my shorts to family and friends. I was amazed at the varied reactions; blind (and blinding) support from some; as much as full on editing and rewrites sent back from others. I gave it up. I had a family to feed.

      July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe now we look into it again?

      July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a blog on creating health, and am just starting a new blog on which to write (one blog post at a time) the first draft of a book on relieveing chronic pain.

    July 7, 2013

  • Angela M.

    I was thinking of being a "sub-group" of Peter's group, meeting something like alternate Mondays (or whatever we decide). Mondays work well for me and not sure I can do another evening at this time. Kathy and Mirko, if you'll be there Monday, let's have a short meeting and discuss. Anyone else interested is welcome, too.
    Angela

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good!

      July 3, 2013

    • Mirko

      Sounds good to me as well.

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Newcomer from the Colwood area.
    I'd really like to meet others that have heard the words 'You should be a writer!' ....Struggling with that concept.
    Perhaps this is the venue I need seek?
    How to get started? Maybe here?
    Appreciate an honest answer.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Angela M.

    Is this one of the regular Monday night writers' group meetings but with a different purpose/name? (I'll get the hang of it!)

    Can't attend that night anyway as I'll be in Vancouver for a 10-day residential course at UBC.

    June 19, 2013

    • Peter T

      Short answer is yes. I try to flag these as 'featured' but that option only works properly when there is less than a week to go. The pattern is: 1st Monday each month is a Meet-n-Greet, 3rd Monday is primarily for critique subgroups (but we try to have a "Hanging With ..." for those not in a subgroup), the other Mondays are randomly themed. There is nothing on stat days (thus there is no July Meet-n-Greet).

      June 20, 2013

    • Angela M.

      Thanks, Peter. Love the richness of that plan! Time for everyone. Cheers

      June 20, 2013

  • Nathan L.

    Unfortunately I have a Strata meeting this night. :( Hope everyone has fun!

    June 16, 2013

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