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Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Writers

We  meet on the first Sunday of each month. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances at the library, we are moving the group BACK TO LITTLE CHICAGO for now.   Lotsa change, right?  

We are also going back to the 1:00 meeting time, so eating lunch during the meeting will be more of a possibility.

The main problem we had there in the past was parking.  Here's a suggestion on where to park for free.  On 18th Ave.  It is part of Music Row, and at that hour on Sunday, has plenty of on the street parking.  It is one of the spurs off the traffic circle, so you will be walking a couple of blocks, so allow a bit more time.  Otherwise, you'll be coming back to your beloved chicken parm,  giant fries, humus, carrot cake, and the same group of kind, incisive, encouraging, brilliant peers.   Also celebratory beverages can be purchased when people get publishing contracts and don the Venerable Crown of Publishing.  It's going to be great!

The Mystery Writer's Group is open to all writers, our philosophy, if we don't know the ending, we call it a mystery.  

You need not be published or even in the process of writing to attend. If you've always wanted to write a mystery or enjoy reading them and want to learn more about the process, or if you're a published author that enjoys the feedback and camaraderie with other writers, we would love to have you attend.

So far we've avoided using the timer, but if the group continues to grow in size, we'll be divying up the time among those who brought copies of their work to pass out and read.  Please bring in no more than 5 double spaced, one sided pages of work you'd like to have critiqued. We ask that you advise the group of the kind of critique you'd like to receive, (grammar, content, plot...) and then remain silent until the critique process is over. Remember, you won't be able to follow your readers around explaining why you wrote what you did, so if it's not clear to our group then that is valuable information for you. Once the group has finished the critique, you will be asked for your impressions of what was discussed.

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  • Ross W.

    It's a wonderful group. I love going to these meet ups.

    August 15, 2014

  • Tom W.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. Will be there next month.

    1 · August 3, 2014

    • Linda T.

      There was a small group today. I have a new blog and don't know what I'm doing. If you want to blog on it, please do. The website is fairly new too. Here is the link:http://www.lindathorn...­

      August 3, 2014

    • Kathleen C.

      thanks for the blog link Linda, I will check it out now

      August 3, 2014

  • Kathleen C.

    we were a small elite group today, lots of great information as always

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Linda T.


    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Reynard M. M.

    Sorry I couldn't make it but I did get some writing done today

    2 · August 3, 2014

  • Sherry W.

    Sorry I didn't make it. Wound up staying in East TN.

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Nina F.

    I'm running on next-to-no sleep. Not sure I can focus enough to give intelligent feedback. I should probably not drive, either. See you folks next month.

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Cheryl R.

    Sadly, I will be out of town this weekend. Hope to see you all soon!

    July 7, 2014

    • Kathleen C.

      We'll be anxious to hear all about your trip

      July 7, 2014

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