To become a part of this Meetup, all you need are the following:
a) Work to critique. We'll review two members' works at every meeting. To submit work, please upload to the "Files" section of this Meetup page. Please try to submit your work by the Monday before the meetup. That'll give everyone a chance to look over it in time.
b) Desire to critique other's work. The end goal of this is to get constructive feedback from everyone. So many workshops I've taken have just turned out to be vanity sessions where the end result was just to have the writer hear that their work was pure genius. Well, admittedly, sometimes it was. Most of the time though, it erm...wasn't. Anyway, hopefully that won't happen here.
c) $10 annual membership fee. I gotta say it: Meetup.com does charge for hosting a meeting. Heck, you can barely get a weekend, sit-down breakfast at your typical restaurant for $10 these days. This $10 will get you so much more...
anyways, does anyone have any work ready to go for the first Meetup?
At our meetups, we'll focus on what makes you a writer -
At each bi-weekly saturday afternoon or Thursday night meeting, we'll critique the works of as many people who bring in material as possible. We'll also chat a bit about the everyday challenges of being a writer -- publishing, writer's block, coping with the struggles of day jobs and outside responsibilities, et cetera.