New York, NYUSA
February 4, 2013
Because I must.
Hi, I'm Alex. Born in Moscow, Russia, I now work as a psychotherapist in Rego Park, and live and write in Astoria.
This group inspires me. In fact, just last week I got some feedback on a story that made me take concrete steps to get the thing published. The best thing is that I know that once I do publish (going the Kindle route), meetup members will care how it does, and will be happy for me if it does well. I think my favorite part of this meetup group is how it can be both irreverent and completely serious. There are some very funny, friendly people in this group, and this creates a sense of warmth and camaraderie. When we get down to workshopping, however, things get real. People are truthful, but also encouraging - they will tell you what worked well in the story, what made them feel something, what moved them. So, I think this group is becoming something quite good and important in the lives of its members, and I hope that it continues to grow and flourish, with new talented writers joining all the time. If you're looking for real community, this is where you want to be.