St. Louis Writers Meetup - Worldbuilding

Welcome to the St. Louis Writers Meetup!


Meetup Agenda:
1) Introductions.
2) Announcements.
3) Roundtable Discussion.
4) Monthly Draft Critiques.

We're critiquing two stories this month, so try to have them both read. They are The Red Sack and The Last Sunset. (If you're having trouble with the links, you can download them from the Files page).

The discussion will be on Worldbuilding, whether you're creating a fictitious building or a town or a whole secondary world. Be thinking about examples of good and bad worldbuilding that you've encountered (doesn't have to be books) and any tips or tricks you've picked up along the way.

Membership Dues: $2/month or $20/year, and first time's only $1. NOTE: you only pay for months that you attend, so if you've paid but not attended, you won't lose those paid months.


Roundtable Discussion Topics:

January               Writer's Groups
February             Plotting
March                   Dialogue
April                      Character & Viewpoint
May                       Worldbuilding & Setting
June                       Editing
July                        Pacing & Structure
August                  Publishing
September          Ideas & Inspiration
October                NaNoWriMo & Writing Challenges
November           Open
December            Writing Excuses


Guidelines for Monthly Drafts:
1) We ask that you only submit AFTER you've attended at least 1 Meetup.
2) 1-5 pages in any genre, on any topic
3) Include name and page numbers somewhere in the margins
4) Upload to the site (see below)


Uploading Instructions:
1) Login
2) Click the "Files" link up top under More
3) Click the "Add a File" link at the top
4) Follow the instructions to upload your file
5) For the "Who can see & download this file?" option, make sure to select "Only members of this Meetup Group"


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me.


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  • Mitchell T.

    Last Tuesday's meeting was great. The critiques I was given were insightful and helpful. Thanks to all of you! I will definitely take everyone's thoughts into consideration.

    May 30, 2013

  • Falstaffe

    Gave me a lot to think about, good discussions. Will definitely try to attend regularly.

    May 28, 2013

  • Gail M.

    Wait! I was saying that I had so many ideas before and forgot, but I left with so much more.

    May 29, 2013

  • Gail M.

    And sorry everyone had to endure all the sniffling and sneezing :\

    May 29, 2013

  • Gail M.

    I had many ideas about world building before I got there blast night, but unfortunately I didn't write them down;) I'm still learning (I like to write!).

    May 29, 2013

  • Julia B.

    I thought this meeting was tonight! :( I missed it. Darn! I will be at the next one. :) Mine is more of a memoir piece with funny quips and poetry as well. I would like to get together with others that know what they're doing because I don't:(

    May 29, 2013

  • Andrew D.

    Had a great time meeting everyone! Impressive turnout, and I really liked the stories! Looking forward to reading and critiquing more.

    May 29, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    New Fearless Leader wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. I'm sure that there were other positives.

    May 29, 2013

  • Luke C. S.

    Good times! I'll be back.

    May 29, 2013

  • Lisa O.

    Helpful and fun :)

    May 29, 2013

  • Pam S.

    I had a great time tonight, even though I thought I wouldn't be interested in a discussion on world building since Sci Fi isn't my thing. It turns out I was wrong. I loved the new format for critique and thought it worked really well. I think this is a very interesting group and plan to keep on coming.

    May 28, 2013

  • Lloyd K.

    Just home from tonight's meetup...1st time...appreciated the thoughtful, easy-going mood and spot on conversation...thanks, all

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it tonight. :(

    May 28, 2013

  • David S.

    I'd love to attend the May meeting, but I've got a prior engagement that evening. My best wishes to everyone for a pleasant Memorial Day holiday. I hope to attend the June meeting.

    May 23, 2013

  • Pam S.

    This is my second meeting. I met some great people at the first one. I am really looking forward to meeting some more of the members.

    May 18, 2013

  • Gail M.

    Yes! I almost thought I'd missed it. I see so many worlds to write about.

    May 18, 2013

  • Tammy L

    This will be my first time attending. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to make the last meetup. I'll surely be there again for this one! [This reminds me that I need to write a review.]

    April 30, 2013

  • Gail M.

    Is this: join the conversation?! or add a conversation? :) I can do plenty of that! I had so much fun! I haven't felt so much freedom in years! I felt like writing to Barnes & Noble and telling them thank you for allowing this meeting. what I will ask is how do we celebrate, I mean 28 members attending; is that a record?

    April 23, 2013

  • Monica L.

    Will definitely be able to make this one

    March 4, 2013

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