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January 22nd *North* Weeknight Discussion Meetup

Our new schedule has us meeting four times a month, twice each in North Austin and South Austin. Meetings last 2.5-3 hours.

We'll start the meeting off by reading works  (silently) from those that have brought something to share then we'll take turns discussing them. If you want to bring a piece to share please bring at least 4-5 copies and keep it between 2-4 pages in length (under 2,000 words). From there if time allows we will branch into a discussion of topics related to writing.

About the meeting fee, Meetup charges organizers a fee to run the group. So, the suggested donation is to help me cover the costs of running the group. Anything you can donate helps but we won't kick you out if you can't spare a few bucks. In addition to the meetup fee Genuine Joe charges a fee for the room but they let us pay for it in purchases. So, please try to buy something if you can & tell them you are with the group so they can count it towards the room fee. (If you can't afford both just make a purchase since I'll end up owng GJ money anyway if we don't meet the minimum.)

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  • Kurt G.

    Overall very good. Great feedback in a non-aggressive atmosphere. It was my first meeting, and I was curious as to what I would find. I'm going to try to get into the next meeting that I possibly can. The next time, I hope to bring a sample out of my current book. My current title is more in the "philosophy" direction, but I would value independent opinions on how close my intended writing style hits the mark. My primary goal was to meet up with some folks who had actually published, so I can compare publishing strategies. But I DID find this forum to be a GREAT value, in that everybody in my close "circle" tend to give me the obligatory "Wow! That's Great!" rant. If my stuff is indeed that great, so be it, but I'm always my harshest critic and I always think it could be just "a little bit better". Hope to see you at the next meeting!

    January 23, 2013

  • Tobias G.

    because...? Everyone will celebrating?

    January 19, 2013

    • Meghan

      Because some people are off and may be out of town and Genuine Joe has a habit of closing early on holidays.

      January 19, 2013

  • Meghan

    Monday night is MLK Jr. Day so we will be having this meeting on Tuesday.

    January 1, 2013

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