What we're about

NOVELS! SHORT STORIES! MEMOIRS! AUTOBIOGRAPHIES!

Are you a writer with a goal of publication? Want to become a bestseller? Let's work together to create dynamic stories that readers find irresistible.

We're a group of intermediate to pro writers, and we have room for several more members. Most of us have been published - indie as well as traditionally, and because of time limits, we prefer to work with other writers who take their work seriously. We meet once a month in Calimesa. Please do not join if you can't make the meetings.

To stay in our group, you'll have 4 requirements:

• Attend the meetings

• RSVP

• Order from the menu. We want management to be happy to see and host us.

• After your 1st FREE meeting, please pay a small fee of $6 each six months, or $1 before each meeting to cover expenses.

Bring up to five double-spaced pages, industry-standard formatting. Feel free to bring your tablet, notebook laptop, or even pen and paper. If you have questions, send a message to me, either through Meetup or my website.

New members, please bring the opening pages of your manuscript.

Above all, never give up, no matter how many drafts your story requires. Remember, even the celebrated writers had to write and rewrite again and again. We can do this!

Thanks,

Brenda

Author, Editor, Writing Coach

brendahill.co (http://www.brendahill.com)m

Upcoming events (5+)

Story Critiques

Bob's Big Boy

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and reading your pages. If we offered feedback at the previous critique session, feel free to bring the new version. If you're a new member, please start this session with your story beginning, or if you'd prefer to simply observe, that's ok too. Bring up to the first 5 opening pages, industry-standard formatting, and bring enough copies for everyone attending:: 1" margins double-space easily-readable font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Bookman, all 12pt. Feel free to bring pen & paper, your tablet, notebook, or laptop. Please, as a courtesy to attending members, RSVP so we'll know how many copies to bring. And if something comes up and you can't make it, please change your RSVP. If occasionally you do not have anything to read and would prefer to simply listen and add your critique, please do so. We'll value your opinion. Your only requirement is to order something from their menu to make it worth Bob's while to host us. Let's get together and make our stories dynamic and irresistible. We can do this! Thanks, Brenda brendahill.com

Critiques

Bob's Big Boy

Bring up to 5 pages, industry-standard formatting: 1" margins double-space easily-readable font such as Times New Roman, Arial, Bookman 12pt. Please, as a courtesy to all of us, RSVP so members will know how many copies to bring, and if you can't make it, change your RSVP. If occasionally you do not have anything to read and would prefer to simply add your critique, you may do so. Your only requirement is to order something from their menu to make it worth Bob's while to host us. Let's get together and make our stories dynamic and irresistible! Thanks, Brenda brendahill.com

Story Critiques

Bob's Big Boy

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and reading your new pages. If you're a new member, please start this new session with your story beginning. Bring up to the first 5 opening pages, industry-standard formatting: 1" margins double-space easily-readable font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Bookman, all 12pt. Feel free to bring pen & paper, your tablet, notebook, or laptop. Please, as a courtesy to attending members, RSVP so we'll know how many copies to bring. And if something comes up and you can't make it, please change your RSVP. If occasionally you do not have anything to read and would prefer to simply listen and add your critique, please do so. We'll value your opinion. Your only requirement is to order something from their menu to make it worth Bob's while to host us. Let's get together and make our stories dynamic and irresistible. We can do this! Thanks, Brenda brendahill.com

Story Critiques

Bob's Big Boy

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and reading your new pages. If you're a new member, please start this new session with your story beginning. Bring up to the first 5 opening pages, industry-standard formatting: 1" margins double-space easily-readable font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Bookman, all 12pt. Feel free to bring pen & paper, your tablet, notebook, or laptop. Please, as a courtesy to attending members, RSVP so we'll know how many copies to bring. And if something comes up and you can't make it, please change your RSVP. If occasionally you do not have anything to read and would prefer to simply listen and add your critique, please do so. We'll value your opinion. Your only requirement is to order something from their menu to make it worth Bob's while to host us. Let's get together and make our stories dynamic and irresistible. We can do this! Thanks, Brenda brendahill.com

Past events (3)

Meet & Greet

Bob's Big Boy

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