What we're about

LIA is a group for independent-minded authors looking to write and market their books better. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8pm in a Piccadilly pub for critiques, and every other Sunday at 2pm in a Greenwich coffee shop for a Write Together and chat.

We are very welcoming to new members, so do feel free to come along :)

In our monthly Tuesday marketing meetings we:
• constructively critique sales pages, covers, titles, blurbs and opening chapters.
• share member news & talk marketing/sales strategy.
• enjoy a chat/drink afterward.

In our weekly Sunday Write Togethers we:
• write in a Greenwich coffee shop for 2 hours
• enjoy a chat/drink afterward.

Members
Our members cover a wide range of ages, expertise levels and genres - with full-time, part-time and total beginner authors writing non-fiction, romance, historical, thrillers, literary, memoir, detective, chick-lit, sf & fantasy and more.

Welcome! We look forward to meeting you.

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Write Together in Greenwich

Needs a location

A very friendly and welcoming writing group - open to all authors whether independently published, traditionally published or working toward publication :)

We'll meet up at the Painted Hall Cafe in Greenwich at 2pm for around 2 hours of silent writing and coffee/cake time. After, we'll chat in the cafe or maybe head over to the Old Brewery pub.

  • No writing topics assigned. Bring your own writing to work on for the 2 hours.
  • Sit with the main group or find your own table - whatever's comfortable for you - just remember it's 2 hours silent writing first.

The Painted Hall Cafe is in the undercroft under the Painted Hall in the Naval College. It kind of looks like you have to pay to enter (since there is a 'guard' inside the entrance), but you don't have to pay to enter the cafe - just tell the guard you fancy a coffee. It's spacious and cozy inside.

I'll be sitting with a LONDON INDIE AUTHORS sign - give me a nod when you come in, and I'll ensure you join us (if you'd like) to chat afterward - this could be in the cafe or potentially in the Old Brewery pub nearby (just a minute's walk away).

https://ornc.org/plan-a-visit/how-to-get-here/
https://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/contact

Indie Author Workshop in Piccadilly - BACK IN PERSON!

Needs a location

£1.00

A long-established but very newcomer-friendly meetup where indie/self-published authors can:

  • workshop their book's cover, title, blurb and Look Inside (the first few chapters)
  • talk sales/marketing strategy/craft
  • share news/sales reports

If you'd like to request a cover, title, blurb, Look Inside critique, or speak on a particular topic, please comment below, post on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/londonindieauthors) or email Mike in advance ([masked]).

Agenda:

  • Cover, title, blurb, Look Inside critiques (30 mins x3) or guest speaker (30 mins-1 hr)
  • Member news catchups

Event fee:

  • The event fee is 1 GBP/person, to cover Meetup hosting fees. Please pay this in person.

We're BACK IN PERSON, hurrah! We have a private room on the first floor in the Queen's Head pub in Piccadilly, on Denman Street, next to the Piccadilly Theatre. The what3words address is - flips.valve.dips

There is currently no fee - though attendees are encouraged to buy drinks/food, as this is how we will keep the room.

(The group follows a strict ethical/Amazon Terms of Service code. No review swaps, review buying, book spamming, stuffing, scamming or black hat tactics of any kind.)

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Write Together in Greenwich

Needs a location

A very friendly and welcoming writing group - open to all authors whether independently published, traditionally published or working toward publication :)

We'll meet up at the Painted Hall Cafe in Greenwich at 2pm for around 2 hours of silent writing and coffee/cake time. After, we'll chat in the cafe or maybe head over to the Old Brewery pub.

  • No writing topics assigned. Bring your own writing to work on for the 2 hours.
  • Sit with the main group or find your own table - whatever's comfortable for you - just remember it's 2 hours silent writing first.

The Painted Hall Cafe is in the undercroft under the Painted Hall in the Naval College. It kind of looks like you have to pay to enter (since there is a 'guard' inside the entrance), but you don't have to pay to enter the cafe - just tell the guard you fancy a coffee. It's spacious and cozy inside.

I'll be sitting with a LONDON INDIE AUTHORS sign - give me a nod when you come in, and I'll ensure you join us (if you'd like) to chat afterward - this could be in the cafe or potentially in the Old Brewery pub nearby (just a minute's walk away).

https://ornc.org/plan-a-visit/how-to-get-here/
https://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/contact

Write Together in Greenwich

Needs a location

A very friendly and welcoming writing group - open to all authors whether independently published, traditionally published or working toward publication :)

We'll meet up at the Painted Hall Cafe in Greenwich at 2pm for around 2 hours of silent writing and coffee/cake time. After, we'll chat in the cafe or maybe head over to the Old Brewery pub.

  • No writing topics assigned. Bring your own writing to work on for the 2 hours.
  • Sit with the main group or find your own table - whatever's comfortable for you - just remember it's 2 hours silent writing first.

The Painted Hall Cafe is in the undercroft under the Painted Hall in the Naval College. It kind of looks like you have to pay to enter (since there is a 'guard' inside the entrance), but you don't have to pay to enter the cafe - just tell the guard you fancy a coffee. It's spacious and cozy inside.

I'll be sitting with a LONDON INDIE AUTHORS sign - give me a nod when you come in, and I'll ensure you join us (if you'd like) to chat afterward - this could be in the cafe or potentially in the Old Brewery pub nearby (just a minute's walk away).

https://ornc.org/plan-a-visit/how-to-get-here/
https://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/contact

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Write Together in Greenwich

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