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The Greater Cleveland Writers Meet up Group Monthly Meetup

  • May 5, 2014 · 6:00 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 Bay Village Lodge which is at:[/b]492 Bradley Road Bay Village, OH 44140.

Questions or concerns email me [masked] Size is limited to 125 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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  • mary m.

    Truly sorry I have to miss this month. Enjoy the listening to the many gifted people and I will look forward to next month. Happy writing!

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • dave van h.

      As one of those many gifted people we'll miss not 'hearing' from you.

      May 8, 2014

  • Brett W.

    One of these days I hope to make it back out to a meetup, but things keep popping up!

    May 5, 2014

    • dave van h.

      Try for June.... We're working up something special.

      May 8, 2014

  • Julie H.

    Sorry…last minute conflict. I'll try to make it next month! I was going to ask a question tonight. I have an idea for a joke book - the students read a joke during announcements each day and the kids are loving it. Could I get in copyright trouble for making a collection of their favorites to incorporate with my idea? I may or may not know the joke "source". Any advice?

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • dave van h.

      Give me a buzz. I think you're in the clear.

      May 8, 2014

  • Timothy T.

    Very entertaining and informative. Planning on coming back if my schedule works out. Good wine...

    1 · May 6, 2014

    • dave van h.

      Great seeing you Tim; enjoyed your contributions and insights.

      May 8, 2014

  • dave van h.

    Friends new and renewed showed. We had a great evening kicked off by Diane Lavin and who brings us a little Writing Fitness each month. We heard from several Writers who shared poetry, essays, parts of their novel and most importantly their love for the craft.

    May 8, 2014

  • Ann R.

    Sorry about the last minute "I can't make it" I'm so far behind on what I need to get done... See you next month

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Claudia T.

    Always glad to be around other writers . . .

    May 2, 2014

  • kimberly b.

    come to Cleveland.

    1 · April 19, 2014

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