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  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     This group helped me complete my first 2 novels and I've met some great people along the way, too! 

    Erik van M. on Oct 28, 2018.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     The MinnSpec group is always a very welcoming and fun crowd with lots to offer writers. 

    Alex J. on Jun 24, 2018.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Everyone added significant value. I learned a lot. I fully intend to attend every one of these I can . 

    Steve V. on Jun 10, 2018.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     STILL Love this group! Bunch of fun, smart friendly people sharing great insights. Wish I lived closer! Having a writing partner is so key to making the publishing process fun and successful...someone to travel the path with. 

    Chris St G. on Feb 12, 2018.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     good 

    irish on Oct 23, 2017.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     an eclectic and interesting group of people. 

    Wendy B. on Jul 24, 2017.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Awesome! 

    Abra on Jun 4, 2017.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     excellent 

    Mark E D. on Apr 13, 2017.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     very helpful for the aspiring fiction writer 

    Al K. on Jan 18, 2017.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Very helpful for aspiring authors of fantasy and science-fiction 

    Al K. on Oct 23, 2016.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Great feedback and good advice! 

    Jeffrey M. on Dec 13, 2015.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     A diverse group with a positive and professional attitude. A goal of helping everyone to become a better writer. A fun and supportive environment. And sometimes, there's cookies. 

    Conrad Z. on Jun 14, 2015.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     It was fun. I'll be there next month 

    Jason on Apr 15, 2015.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Best Writing Group Ever! 

    Michael M. on Dec 15, 2014.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     A monthly reminder to remained focused and write :) 

    Sue H. on Oct 15, 2014.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I love this group! There are members at every stage in their writing endeavors. Everybody I've met has been forthcoming and helpful. The site is full of resources. 

    Carol C. on Jul 21, 2014.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Want to thank everyone for this chance to share my work and for all the wonderful comments both during and after my reading. 

    Cordia P. on Jul 20, 2014.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     This is a great group. 

    Michael O'Leary J. on Dec 15, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Fantabulous 

    Kristin F. on Oct 9, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I do enjoy meeting with other writers. It is inspiring to see others working to produce readable stories just like me. Write on! 

    Renae C. on Aug 13, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Enjoyed reading everyone's stuff and listening to the critiques. Critiques like that are worth their weight in gold. Well done, everyone! 

    Deb E. on Aug 13, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Fabulous 

    Connie J. on Jul 10, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Ralaxed, warm atmosphere of sharing and encouragement. We would love to have others come and join us whether you're a budding talent or an old pro. 

    Janice W. on May 16, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Very Helpful 

    Robert K. on Apr 21, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     So far, fantastic. 

    Jonathan A. on Apr 6, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Good variety of offerings. 

    Mike S. on Feb 17, 2013.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Great. 

    Jason D. W. on Nov 4, 2012.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     A wonderful, kind-hearted, inventive bunch of folks. Great company. 

    Jo R. on Aug 26, 2012.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I've been with the ESP Spec Writing Group the longest of any group and I enjoy it every month. Great people. Good talks. I enjoy reading everyone's submissions and love the subject matters we get into. 

    Tina M. on Jul 12, 2012.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     This is a great group. I can't wait for future opportunities to get to know everyone. I'm glad I found this group. 

    Cjad E. on May 7, 2012.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I should have done this a long time ago. But I am going to enjoy this group I feel and it will help a lot with my motivation. 

    Nightcloud on Apr 15, 2012.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Nice mix of newbies and highly skilled writers with a supportive atmosphere. 

    Pat S. on Dec 12, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I love this group. LOVE. IT. 

    Sarah O. on Dec 12, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Too soon to tell. 

    Meg N. on Dec 12, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I wish I lived closer to the Cities and could get to more meetings. This is a MeetUp group that actually does things, provides opportunities to beginning writers, is very open and jam-packed with folks also doing interesting things writing-wise. 

    britt a. on Sep 19, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Where have you been all my life? I should have participated sooner! I think of it as Scifi convention meets master mind group. 

    Lori L L. on Sep 19, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I enjoyed meeting everyone in the group. I appreciated both Doug and Michael submitting work for critique. I apologize for my unpreparedness. I wasn't sure of my attendance till the last minute. I will do a better job of coming prepared with comments and suggestions for the next meeting. 

    Troy S. on Sep 14, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Tres neato. 

    Roy C. B. on Aug 28, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Everyone behaved, what else do you want? 

    Don S. on Aug 22, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     These folks really know how to have fun. 

    Brett S. on Aug 22, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     A good, solid group. The only suggestion I would put forth is to perhaps have a simple sheet of paper or note card to hand out to each newcomer (always have a few on-hand, each meeting) to help people figure out how it all works and what the rules/expectations are. 

    Sylvan on Jul 18, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Great group to be with & share ideas. 

    Chris on May 21, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     We're great. 

    Maggie on Apr 18, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     They will kick you into gear my lazy writer friend. 

    Dan Reid S. on Apr 12, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     We network, discuss writing and gossip about the field. If you're curious, join us! 

    Hilary Moon M. on Feb 14, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Yes, it is a helpful group. 

    Heidi S. on Jan 17, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Great. I've been to a number of MNSpec meetings so far. I'm very impressed. 

    Craig R. L. on Jan 17, 2011.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     What a diverse group of individuals. The variety of personal experience and the willingness to share provides a great opportunity to learn and grow. 

    Tim R. on Nov 15, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I love how this group welcomes and supports writers at every level--from those who've had professional publications to those who are writing their first stories. 

    Jaye L. on Oct 23, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     There is a great deal of mutual support. Experienced, successful authors guide newer writers, and fresh ideas are welcomed. 

    Sherry L.M. M. on Oct 15, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Looking forward to the next meeting. Always lots of good info shared. 

    Douglas V on Aug 12, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     This is a good group for those aspiring writers of fiction who want to become full-time professionals 

    Alfred K. on Jul 12, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I am pleased as a whole. Minn Spec provides useful services and information. 

    Riawa S. on Jun 19, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     This Meetup Group is fun, informative, and accepting of new people. What more could anyone want? 

    T K L. on May 24, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Why should others join this group? You might as well ask why others should have creative thoughts, express themselves by painting, sculpting, dancing, and singing. Why should they join? Why should they breath, eat, and scratch their dog's ear? Why should they get up, take a shower, have a cup of coffee, and endure freeway traffic? Why should they polish their shoes, wash their dishes, and pass gas? It is elemental. It needs no answer because for each and everyone one of us the answer lays on the razor sharp edge between the past and the future, the here and the now, the left and the right, the up and the down. Why should others join this Meetup Group. You might as well ask, "Why not?" 

    Terry F. on May 24, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Each meeting will fill your brain with rainbows and butterfly giggles. 

    Vu on May 24, 2010.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     to enjoy the writing process 

    Madhuri on Sep 13, 2009.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Friendly environment in which to get good useful feedback about your work! 

    Mike L. on May 17, 2009.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Warm, inviting, unassuming...yet pretty smart when it comes to the whys and wherefore of critiquing. Who to read an where to get info on line. Everyone was very informative and seemed yards ahead of me and my experiences of how to write and where to go to get the best info about writing. They didn't mind me asking questions and I never felt as if I wasn't important. I felt as if I had been in this group for a long time, and not just being there for the very first time. I found out that all ages not only enjoy writing, but their acceptance of me, makes me think they embrace the fact that there are a variety of people who attend. 

    andree m. on Apr 15, 2009.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     The group is currently small enough that it's easy to get some quality feedback on your work, but it would be even better if there was a wider range of input. 

    Lou on Mar 15, 2009.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     It is not only helpfull in the writing department. There is a certain sense of comradery within this group that you feel you are part of the moment you walk in the door. If you feel like a weirdo geek for writing your strange Sci-fi stories, worry no more, they feel your pain! 

    Sara Jane D. on Jul 28, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     These are great people. The critiques were honest, but always given in a respectful, encouraging manner. We enjoy each other's insights and company. 

    Jess H. on Jul 20, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     The group is solid. I think we have amazing brainstorming and critique sessions. 

    Matthew Lee D. on Jun 11, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Friendly. Easy going. Professional. 

    John K. on Apr 21, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Great people, food and laughs are just a bonus to the wonderful advice everyone brings to the group. These meetings always inspire me even if I didn't submit something to be critiqued. 

    Amy on Apr 9, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Direct, but not nasty. Praise is sincere and just as well supported as critcism. 

    Leland on Jan 24, 2008.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     So far, this group is doing great work in helping writers in the Twin Cities network. Keep up the great work! 

    Allen T. on Aug 2, 2007.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     I'm very pleased by the caliber of writing and thoughtful critiques. 

    Karen on Apr 24, 2006.

  • MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

     Fun, diverse group without the "hard" critique rules of other groups I've been in. I intend to make this group a regular thing. 

    Philip S. on Mar 23, 2006.

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