What we're about
I want to start a small writing group for people who want to see their writing become books. I have had this experience and it was (and is) wonderful! When writing my first book, I was fortunate to be a member of several critiquing meetups. They all had different formats, different numbers of members, and different approaches. Since I moved to Olympia, WA, I decided to start my own group taking the best aspects of the other groups, along with the a couple of pieces I think will add to the experience. The primary mission for this meetup is to support and critique each others writing. In addition to critiquing each other's work, we can share tips for promoting, publishing, and selling our books. Fiction and non-fiction authors are welcome. The only requirement is that you commit to submitting 5 pages of writing each week you attend and critiquing 1 or 2 other author's submissions.
Keep in mind, I have a policy to delete members who are inactive for more than 6 months unless they have attended one of my meetups. You can always join again later. Having 100s or even 1,000s of members can be misleading to my purpose for this meetup.