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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our little group.  We typically meet on every Thursday evening, though we have had meetings on other nights.  Our usual venue is Starbucks (second floor of Chapters, downtown) but we also use the Atrium (next to the Habit coffee shop, downtown) sometimes.

The first Thursday of each month is reserved for a Meet N Greet.  Here we discuss group business and then play some word games to stretch our writing muscles.

The third Thursday of each month is a critique night.  Here we break into subgroups to give feedback and encouragement on our respective writing projects.  When we can we typically schedule a general ‘hanging out’ session on the same night for those not currently in a critique subgroup.

On all the other Thursdays we have a theme night, picked in advance from a list of topics people want to cover … topics include: dealing with writer’s block, how to write an erotic scene, dialogue, issues over POV, traditional verses self publishing, and many others.  We have even had presentations by local self-publishing services, sharing their experiences of the book industry, editors’ expectations, etc.

Hopefully we'll see you around.

From Peter T and The Management


Please don't spam.  If you have anything from outside of this group (information about writing competitions, services, etc) that you'd like to share, feel free to send it to me and I'll pass it along.

We encourage the formation of subgroups ... but please come to one of our Meet n Greet sessions first.  We'd like to know who you are, and we'd like you to know who we are.

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Victoria Creative Writing Group

  • 4 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Hangin' with Ada

    9 Writers

    This is short notice, but Ada has volunteered to host an informal session for those who aren't in a critique subgroup this week.  The focus will be on the Greater... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 6:30 PM

    SF/Fantasy Novel Critique Subgroup

    4 Writers | 5.00

    This closed sub-group is for SF/Fantasy novel writers. If you wish to attend as an observer, please contact the host, Peter Ehm. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you... Learn more
  • October 17 · 6:30 PM

    The Craft of Writing Subgroup

    9 Writers

    Writing a First Draft Workshop - Session 15 Discussion Session: how to use stylistic devices to reengage with your writing. Please note that there are a limited number... Learn more
  • October 13 · 6:30 PM

    Show n Tell

    14 Writers | 5.00

    Suitable for existing members. Bring in a piece of your writing (about 500-ish words) and show the group. Sounds simple, right? But a little scary? That's okay, we all... Learn more
  • October 6 · 6:30 PM

    Meet n Greet

    20 Writers | 4.00

    Suitable for new and existing members. Meet at Starbucks (in Chapters) for a general get together. We will welcome new members, explain how the group works, discuss any... Learn more
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    Ruby Ruby commented on Hangin' with Ada
    4 days ago

    "Is anyone at Starbucks. I don't see anyone"

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    Visala Visala commented on Meet n Greet
    4 days ago

    "Excited about joining this group as i am an amateur writer who simply enjoys writing! Joined NaMoWroMo this year, my 2nd time around, and this has sparked my new writing interest. Hoping to learn skills and gain ideas at this group. thank you!"

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    "love the team work!"

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    Peter T Peter T updated Writing Events
    5 days ago
    Peter T Upcoming events and writing contests: Upcoming: CONTEST: SIWC Writing Contest ... deadline 21-Oct-2016 [url=http://www­]CONFE­RENCE: Surrey I...
  • New Discussion
    Peter T

    "Daniel is having a Book Launch on 05-Nov (Saturday) at the Shoal Centre (10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney). Doors open at 2:30. The book is a YA novel called "Heart Like a Wing." More about it on his website: [url=http://www­]h­tt..."

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    Jenifer Yaila W. Jenifer Yaila W. commented on Hangin' with Ada
    6 days ago
    Jenifer Yaila W.

    "Oops, I will not be able to make it. Training for my new job!"

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    Daniel Daniel commented on Hangin' with Ada
    6 days ago

    "Hey, I'm having a Book Launch on Sat. Nov. 5 in Sidney if anyone feels like joining us for some Fun, Fiction and reFreshment­s. And it's Free! Doors open 2:30 at the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive...."

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    Lunabelle L S. Lunabelle L S. commented on Meet n Greet
    6 days ago
    Lunabelle L S.

    "Hello! I am excited to meet other writers and discuss the group. Can't wait."

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    Mirko Mirko commented on The Craft of Writing Subgroup
    October 17

    "Hello, apologies for the short notice; unfortunate­ly I won't be able to make it for tonight. Have a great discussion!­"

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    Ada Ada commented on Hangin' with Ada
    October 17

    "By the way, I discovered that the MS Word statistics don't count blanks, so you can't rely on them for a character count. Arghhh! Back to revisions..­."

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