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Francine F.



San Rafael, CA
Hometown: San Rafael

Organizer since:

June 20, 2013

Are you serious about writing?

I am VERY serious about finishing and publishing this book, and then I have a possible screenplay I want to write.

Can you sit down with a group and not talk and just write for a couple of hours?

You bet!

Can you promise not to market to the group, and only identify what you do, so that if people want it, they just request it from you?

Absolutely. This group is about writing quietly, not about finding clients or promoting ourselves.

Please indicate that you are willing to pay $6 a year dues after attending one meetup with us. Organizer pays $120 a year for site, and about half of members are participatory. Membership is limited to 50 to keep site fees at this rate.

I pay the Meetup site fees and the dues charges are merely partially reimbursing me.

Please give a short bio about yourself; especially your relationship to writing.

Grew up in Central Valley of CA; moved to Bay Area 1969. Art major who switched to accounting and had a biz for 35 years. Mostly lived in Marin since 1982. Always did music and song writing until I didn't. Have always liked to write; mostly essays. A couple have been published. This book I've written, I now see, is my life's work. It has pulled so much out of me; it's challenging to discover how one wishes to be heard and what is significant, moving or contributory enough to put out into the public eye and ear. Now I write because I am compelled!


I'm 68, mostly retired from a profession not related to writing, have written a book about my experience of polio, which I finished in the group and have been revising. The quiet and friendly support has been integral in having me move it forward!

What Francine F. is saying about this Meetup Group

I don't get a lot of writing done at home, so the intensive concentration has me produce in that two hours.

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