What we're about

This is for writers in the greater Oakland, MI area looking for an inclusive group of fellow writers.

Writing is a business, but it's also an art form, and this group is designed to focus on the art & artist. (I know that sounds lame, but at the same time, don't you like that I just called you an artist?)

This is a community of writers looking to support each other through critique, write-in sessions, and community. There'll be meetings in Troy and Rochester for teens and adults.

Introverts come together!

Upcoming events (5)

National Novel Writing Month Troy Public Library Write-In

Because of the pandemic, the Troy Public Library is still closed. As a result, we can't hold in-person write-ins at the library. So instead, let's do online write-ins to help folks meet their goal of 50,000 words. We'll write in 15 minute sprints beginning at 6:10 with 5 minute breaks in between. You can choose to not break or take more frequent breaks. The point is to encourage each other by writing together.

Troy Adult Writers Support Group/Brainstorming Session

Google Hangout

The description below will apply to when we are able to meet safely in the library again. For now, and in between in-person meetings, we'll connect through the interwebs and help give ourselves permission to not write or read or do anything productive while so much is in flux. And we'll talk about how to make writing happen while everything feels broken. This Writing Group is intended to encourage writers and give folks a community to uplift and encourage them. I don't want anyone feeling left out of the group because they don't have writing to share. Each session will start with a round table welcome discussion. Then there will be a writing prompt. There's no obligation to use the writing prompt for the writing time. We'll write as a group for 15 to 20 minutes. No stress or pressure to produce. Write whatever strikes you. After we write, we'll discuss what we wrote. No one is obligated to share their writing, but everyone is encouraged to discuss their approach or what hurdles were in the way to writing. The last half hour of group can be used for group critique of a shared piece. Rules for submitting pieces to review in the critique portion are: Pieces must be no longer than 5 pages double-spaced Pieces must be submitted to me by email by the 3rd Monday of the month Pieces will be emailed out to the mailing list no less than 1 week prior to meeting to allow people time to review beforehand The group will review the same piece no more than 2 times, but not two months in a row to allow enough time for thoughtful editing and revision

Troy Adult Writers Support Group/Brainstorming Session

Google Hangout

The description below will apply to when we are able to meet safely in the library again. For now, and in between in-person meetings, we'll connect through the interwebs and help give ourselves permission to not write or read or do anything productive while so much is in flux. And we'll talk about how to make writing happen while everything feels broken. This Writing Group is intended to encourage writers and give folks a community to uplift and encourage them. I don't want anyone feeling left out of the group because they don't have writing to share. Each session will start with a round table welcome discussion. Then there will be a writing prompt. There's no obligation to use the writing prompt for the writing time. We'll write as a group for 15 to 20 minutes. No stress or pressure to produce. Write whatever strikes you. After we write, we'll discuss what we wrote. No one is obligated to share their writing, but everyone is encouraged to discuss their approach or what hurdles were in the way to writing. The last half hour of group can be used for group critique of a shared piece. Rules for submitting pieces to review in the critique portion are: Pieces must be no longer than 5 pages double-spaced Pieces must be submitted to me by email by the 3rd Monday of the month Pieces will be emailed out to the mailing list no less than 1 week prior to meeting to allow people time to review beforehand The group will review the same piece no more than 2 times, but not two months in a row to allow enough time for thoughtful editing and revision

Troy Adult Writers Support Group/Brainstorming Session

Google Hangout

The description below will apply to when we are able to meet safely in the library again. For now, and in between in-person meetings, we'll connect through the interwebs and help give ourselves permission to not write or read or do anything productive while so much is in flux. And we'll talk about how to make writing happen while everything feels broken. This Writing Group is intended to encourage writers and give folks a community to uplift and encourage them. I don't want anyone feeling left out of the group because they don't have writing to share. Each session will start with a round table welcome discussion. Then there will be a writing prompt. There's no obligation to use the writing prompt for the writing time. We'll write as a group for 15 to 20 minutes. No stress or pressure to produce. Write whatever strikes you. After we write, we'll discuss what we wrote. No one is obligated to share their writing, but everyone is encouraged to discuss their approach or what hurdles were in the way to writing. The last half hour of group can be used for group critique of a shared piece. Rules for submitting pieces to review in the critique portion are: Pieces must be no longer than 5 pages double-spaced Pieces must be submitted to me by email by the 3rd Monday of the month Pieces will be emailed out to the mailing list no less than 1 week prior to meeting to allow people time to review beforehand The group will review the same piece no more than 2 times, but not two months in a row to allow enough time for thoughtful editing and revision

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