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The Greater Cleveland Writers Meet up Group Monthly Meetup

  • Nov 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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We'll introduce new visitors, and do a quick recap of what every one is working on.

Bring samples of your 'work' to share, or a question, a struggle, .... this group has a ton of experience, or at least a ton of empathy. Any writer is welcome, and genre. Sci-Fi, Fiction, Fantasy, Technical, Non-Fiction, you name it.... We will stay in the main area of books, but can also discuss freelancing to magazines, zines, blogging for fun and profit, you name it. Create a 30 second elevator speech on your work, and why some one should publish it.... and where?

If you don't know what an elevator speech is, that's ok, once you join you can access an elevator speech template in our files section! Most importantly, what are you willing to do about getting published? Or what does being published mean to you.

You'd be surprised how many writers never intend to make money from their writing, but just want to be published. [u][b]I'll also discuss what I find are the top 5 reasons most writers never publish, if things get dull, and so far they never have!. I will also cover 5 tactics you can use to get published. [/b][/u] [b]Our home is at Vision 21 which is at:[/b] 20220 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH 44136.

Questions or concerns email me [masked] Size is limited to 35 people. If you RSVP 'yes' please show up because we reserve space . I request every one who joins us to kick in $5 as I have to pay for the space, and bring an item to share if you can.

If things are tight, come anyway. Please be considerate this keeps the venue eager to see us again next month.

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  • Debra Z.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Love these meetings. Paul Huckelberry gave me the courage to go up and read for the first time. All of you were very kind. Hope to see you in December. Maybe grab a bite to eat after the meeting. Also hope to have some more material for you to critique. Have a great November.

    2 · November 10, 2013

    • dave van h.

      You rocked the house! Bring us MORE!

      November 10, 2013

  • Julie H.

    FYI, Bowker has a 15% discount on your total purchase through Nov. 11 if you use the code LOVEAVET. Wish I'd been at the last meeting...hope to see you in Dec!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Rumours of my death are greatly exagerated! A lot going on in my life right now, but hope things will settle down soon. Looking forward to seeing everyone next month.

    3 · November 8, 2013

    • dave van h.

      Great to hear from you. See you in Dec.

      2 · November 8, 2013

  • Erick R.

    Had a blast... Glad I came.

    November 7, 2013

  • Susan E.

    Great readings tonight from some very talented writers. Thanks to all who shared.....as a new member, I am amazed at what I learn each month.

    2 · November 5, 2013

    • Amber J C.

      Susan, so was so very nice to meet you. Good luck in your writing goals! See you again we hope!

      1 · November 7, 2013

  • Amber J C.

    Awesome as always. So happy to hear new reads, seeing those who are reaching their goals and congrats to our newest published author: Paul Huckelberry! :)

    2 · November 7, 2013

  • Joanna N.

    This was my first meetup, and I really enjoyed it. Hearing everyone read was truly enjoyable and inspiring. Thanks so much for the friendly welcome.

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • dave van h.

    Packed house. Thanks to Paul Huckelberry for sharing his path to publishing. Kudos to Frank, Shannon, Debbie, Kathy, Davey, judy, Elaine for sharing your work with us. It's amazing to hear the creativity that pours forth each month.

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • Sharon

    Impressed by the meeting last night. I loved the readings and felt inspired in my own work - perhaps a little less terrified to read it to a group. :)

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • William J.

    Great diversity of work, creativity.

    2 · November 5, 2013

  • Melanie D.

    Great meeting! Wonderful to hear pieces and feedback from.fellow writers! This was my first, but certainly won't be my last!

    2 · November 5, 2013

  • Amber R.

    It was great seeing everyone again and all the new faces too. The stories shared were inspiring! :) Can't wait for the next meeting!

    2 · November 5, 2013

  • Julie H.

    Sorry to cancel so late, but had a migraine today and still not feeling that great. I'm sure there will be someone anxious to take my place on the wait list...hopefully will see it in time. I am signed up for the next one and looking forward to it. ~ Julie

    November 5, 2013

  • Amy

    Hi, I just joined meetup.com and was wondering what being on the waitlist means.

    November 2, 2013

    • dave van h.

      Writers = wine.... ;-)

      November 5, 2013

    • Denise C.

      Seriously? Apparently I need to stop being such a "by the book" rules follower with this group!

      November 5, 2013

  • Amy M.

    Sick child at home- I will have to wait another month to meet everyone. Have a great meeting!

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to go out of town..I Hope to see everyone next month
    Chris

    November 4, 2013

  • Susan E.

    Kudos to Lisa Ryan and a wonderful event this evening. Congratulations on the many successes coming your way!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Kathie D.

    I like to read! If anyone has anything they like to hear read by someone else, with a dramatic flair or comedic sound, or whatever just a different perspective on how a reader might "hear" the words....I'd love to do it!

    October 29, 2013

  • Doc J.

    If anyone needs a ride from the South Euclid area, I can accommodate them. I am looking forward to my first encounter with the group.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Amber R.

    I have not been able to make the past couple of meetings with car troubles and, family issues that needed close attention. I am going to make it to the next meeting. I am going through withdraws! lol Look forward to seeing everyone!

    October 18, 2013

    • dave van h.

      I'm out this way too. Let us know.

      1 · October 28, 2013

    • Amber R.

      Thank you Dave! See everyone soon! I'l keep everyone posted on whether or not I need a ride.

      October 28, 2013

  • Erick R.

    Glad to be a part of this, friends. Having trouble finding the elevator speech template in the files section... Any help?

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • dave van h.

      Hi Erick, in the navigation of the site, click on tab named 'more', select 'files' and elevator speech template should be on the Second page. Hope that helps. db

      October 18, 2013

  • Erick R.

    Also, do we pay at the door?

    September 20, 2013

    • Brett W.

      There's typically a collection cup in the meeting room.

      1 · September 23, 2013

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