What we're about
ATTENTION: We are now virtual, on Zoom. So anyone from anywhere on the planet is free to come and join us to talk about their ongoing writing projects, fiction and non-fiction!
We've been meeting for three years now. We started as a small local group here in Western Massachusetts and have grown steadily over the years. Our sweet spot is helping each other write, edit, and publish our first novels. Today, some of our members are working on their second or third book. We also have short story writers, poets, and memoir writers in our group.
The best time to come is on Sunday afternoon. Expect to introduce yourself, and tell us about what writing project you're working on -- or are looking to start.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOUR FIRST MEETING: Join this group, and add your photo and bio, and tell us what kind of writing you do, and what you're looking for from a group!
We're also an accountability group. People who come every week will set goals for the following week, and then report back on how they've done.
But you don't have to come every week. Some people stop by every few months or so to check in with us on how they're doing, get for help on something specific, find beta readers, or just meet with fellow writers when they need some interaction with people who understand what they're going through.
We're not a writing critique group, through many members have found critique partners here. And we're not a "sit and write silently" group, though we DO have a daily Zoom call that people can drop in on for silent writing with (virtual) company.
We're affiliated with the Strawdogs Writers Guild. Their website is here: http://www.strawdogwriters.org/
In mid-2020, during the pandemic, several of us helped launch an online sci-fi magazine, MetaStellar, as a place to publish our speculative fiction short stories. Since then, we've published more than 500 pieces of fiction and non-fiction, grown to between 10,000 and 15,000 pageviews a month, started our own YouTube channel, and, yes, we pay for stories -- 8 cents per word.
MetaStellar is run completely by volunteers, and all money raised goes to pay for original fiction.
Support us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/MetaStellar
Our website: https://www.metastellar.com/