What we're about

There are many amazing medium to large writing groups in Austin offering everything from page critiques to dedicated productivity hours for increasing word count (if you haven't found them I'm happy to give you recommendations!) I have found the need for something that fits in between the head-down writing time and alpha/beta readers. I want to form up a small group of reliable and committed writers to meet at least weekly for brainstorming, critiquing, writing sessions, and to genuinely be engaged with and excited about seeing the group's projects flourish, grow, and finish. If this appeals to you, please join up!

My goal is to have a group size in the 3-5 range. I would like to limit to Fiction in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy, genres and sub-genres. Project length, formats, and mediums are flexible. We will start off with some open house style meetings to allow for introductions to each other and each other's projects to ensure good fits for everyone and also to establish goals, preferences, meeting frequency, and etc.

If interest in forming up small groups is high, I will be happy to partner with co-organizers that can expand the number of small groups available which could also be specific to other writing genres as and if desired.

After joining, please answer the introduction questions to give us an idea of who you and your project are and what you are hoping for from a close-knit writing partner small group.

The purpose of this group is to be small and connected. I will keep the membership small and based on depth of answers to the intro questions. Want this to be a good fit for all. After one group forms up solid, I will be open to adding members and organizers to form up additional small groups on their own. So if you do not get accepted in immediately, just know it's due to group size and the time it takes for meaningful introductions and group form-up of the initial members.

Thanks for taking an interest in the group!

Upcoming events (2)

Writing Space & Introductions (Sunday/Central)

Epoch Coffee - Village

Agenda/Format: 10:00-11:00 AM- Introductions (for those that need them) & Progress Updates and/or Goal Setting (for the day's session.) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM- Critique & Feedback Discussions (for those that have shared projects). Brainstorming Block (for those that want input and to pick brains for their projects.) (We will also start to set a structure for critique: such as group file sharing method and workload/timing agreements for giving and receiving feedback.) 12:00-1:30 PM- Free Time (to work on your project) 1:30-2:00 PM- Wrap-up (to discuss goal progress, wins, and goal setting for next time.) We will adjust as flows best for the group's needs and focus. See you then!

Writing Space & Critique Discussions (Sunday/Central)

Epoch Coffee - Village

Agenda/Format: 10:00-11:00 AM- Introductions (for those that need them) & Progress Updates and/or Goal Setting (for the day's session.) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM- Critique & Feedback Discussions (for those that have shared projects). Brainstorming Block (for those that want input and to pick brains for their projects.) 12:00-1:30 PM- Free Time (to work on your project) 1:30-2:00 PM- Wrap-up (to discuss goal progress, wins, and goal setting for next time.) We will adjust as flows best for the group's needs and focus. See you then!

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Writing Space & Introductions (Sunday/Central)

Epoch Coffee - Village

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