Welcome to the Writer's Group of Western MD. We offer local meetings for writers of many genres and mediums, from sharing our works to discussing goals, to encouraging one another to be the best at our craft. Check out our About Us page for links to our web site at http://www.writersworkshop.netfirms.com and more.
I don't write fiction, can I still join?
We welcome many genres of writing, although most of our topics center on fiction writing. Many members do cross over multiple genres, and you may find someone to share your specific type of writing.
What do you do at meetings?
The emphasis is on the social networking with other writers, making friends, and having a pool of fellow writers to help nudge you towards your goals. Meetings vary from workshops and specific topics, to social dinners, open meeting (with open discussion on any topic), to groups for feedback and critique.
How often do you meet?
Generally we meet every two weeks, on Saturdays.
Does it cost anything?
Membership dues are $7 annually. We don't expect members to pay until after a month after you join to be sure you are a good fit in the group, and you're comfortable with the group.
Do I have to publish my writing?
Only if that is your goal. A number of our members wish only to improve their writing, but we do not expect members to publish if they don't want to.
What about my copyright?
Members are focusing on their own works to write and publish. No one has stolen from anyone else in the time this meetup was formed. We also have zero tolerance for plagiarize, and will remove members who do so.