What we're about

You can write. We're here to help.

Do you have voices inside your head that won't leave you alone until you get their story down on paper? Good news – you're a writer. Bad news – it's not as easy to get it down on paper as it sounds. Get together with other writers to discuss story structure, marketing your work, publishers, agents, brainstorming. We will even have the occasional critique. Novels, short stories, screenplays, poems – in all genres are welcome. We're here to help you write the best stories, songs, poems, memoirs, screenplays you can write.

New for 2018 - Writers' Book Club! We'll read a book related to writing (craft, inspiration, marketing) monthly and discuss it over coffee.

Why you should join/benefits of joining:

An organizer with over 20 years writing to sell - member of professional organizations so what I know you will know

Regular monthly meetings with regular venues - you always know when and where to find us

Combined, members have over 100 years of experience

Not satisfied with two monthly meetings? We have a chat loop for more writing talk and a weekly online brainstorming chat

We occasionally have published author speakers

Our mystery meets - quite a few members have finished writing those stories and some have even sold them

No one "gets" a writer like another writer

We're active on social media - the group and quite a few members - so when you sell we can help get the word out.

Discussion will be focused to the needs of writers aiming for publication. Any critiques will be aimed to help the writer improve their craft in order to get published. If you aren't willing to kill your darlings for the good of the piece this probably isn't the writing group for you.

I welcome emails from people interested in Guelph Write Now. However, if you are trying to sell something please don't bother. If you want to offer a workshop we would be interested however, we do not pay dues and therefore cannot pay you. If you want us to enter your contest, I don't forward those emails to the group if you charge a fee.

Check out our website: http://www.guelphwritenow.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Goals and accountability

Fionn MacCools

Our second accountability meeting of the month. How did you do? Did you accomplish everything you wanted to since the last accountability meeting? What held you back? What can we do to help you reach them by the next meeting?

GWN - Let's Chat!

Needs a location

Having a problem with your plot? Not sure about your character? Need some help with how to drop in backstory? Join us in the Chatzy lounge for a brief chat then we'll brainstorm your problem! I'm usually there from 7 - 9 on Monday evenings. Click on this link: http://www.chatzy.com/46884523181593 and type in the password. Password is under the location section (above) in the How to find us section which is shown only to members.

Weekly Write In!

Williams Coffee Pub

Time to write. No pressure, a few timed writing sprints and a chance to talk to people who love to write like you do. Join us and get more words written. Wednesdays year round!

GWN - Let's Chat!

Needs a location

Having a problem with your plot? Not sure about your character? Need some help with how to drop in backstory? Join us in the Chatzy lounge for a brief chat then we'll brainstorm your problem! I'm usually there from 7 - 9 on Monday evenings. Click on this link: http://www.chatzy.com/46884523181593 and type in the password. Password is under the location section (above) in the How to find us section which is shown only to members.

Past events (847)

Weekly Write In!

Williams Coffee Pub

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