What we're about

Round Rock Writers' Guild is a collective of writers that gathers regularly at Lamppost Coffee to write, talk about writing, and support one another. Members generally come from the North Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Cedar Park areas, but anyone who is willing to make the trip is welcome.

Our group is open to any genre or style. We only require that members be respectful toward each other and the work being presented. We encourage honest critique and open-minded discussion. In addition to this Meet-Up, we provide a forum (http://rrwg.freeforums.net/) where we share files for critique, share links, and converse between meetings.
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Meetings include:
Every Mon - 6 pm - 8 pm – Work In Progress (WIP)

Every Thur – 6 pm – 8 pm – Unofficial Write In
1st Sat -
11 am - 1 pm - Speed Writing

2nd Sat -
11 am - 1 pm – Craft/Shop Talk

3rd Sat -
11 am - 1 pm - Poetry Speed Writing

4th Sat -
11 am - 1 pm - Story Challenge

5th Sat -
11 am - 1 pm - Write-In

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The moderating of these meetings is shared among volunteer members. If you think this might be the right group for you, feel free to register and we'll send you more information. We look forward to writing with you!
For full information on Monday Critique meetings, please visit our website (http://rrwg.freeforums.net/thread/29/basics). Information about all other meetings can be found here on this MeetUp page.

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**ONLINE ONLY** Check In and Chat

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NOTE: ALL FUTURE RRWG MEETINGS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A password is required to enter the zoom meeting. RSVP to receive an email containing the password shortly before the start of the meeting. Quarantine and the pandemic have limited the amount of time we've had to just hang out and be supportive of one another. Since the Write In format of our usual Thursday meetings doesn't translate well to Zoom, we've decided to make Thursday nights a time to socialize and check in with each other. Pour yourself a beverage, make yourself a snack, and come hang out with us. Talk about your current project (or lack thereof), work through any pesky plot problems, bounce ideas off of the group, and generally just touch base with other writers.

*ONLINE ONLY* Story Challenge

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NOTE: A password is required to enter the zoom meeting. RSVP to receive an email containing the password 30 min before the start of the meeting. You can expect roughly 60 minutes to flex those creative writing muscles. At the end of the writing time, each participant will have the opportunity to share what they've written. This is an exercise in getting words on the page. There is no time given for editing. "Sloppy copy" or "puke draft" are expected, and no critiques are given. The goal is to get creative and vibe off our writing community. ROXANNE will provide prompts and facilitate the meeting this month. (If you are interested in facilitating a long-form writing prompt, please let us know!)

*ONLINE ONLY* Monday WIP

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NOTE: ALL FUTURE RRWG MEETINGS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A password is required to enter the zoom meeting. RSVP to receive an email containing the password shortly before the start of the meeting. Monday WIP is a sub-group of RRWG that shares and critiques submissions. Because participating in a critique session asks members to be vulnerable, we require all participants to attend at least one meeting before joining the WIP group. We want to meet your face! (The online format makes this a little tricky. Message Solange Hommel for access to the link.) Once you've attended a meeting, you can join the WIP Participant group on our forum where we upload submissions and critiques. A more thorough explanation of WIP requirements and expectations is available once you've been made a member of the WIP group. Go ahead and become a forum member at rrwg.freeforums.net now as your first step! (We share all kinds of tips, encouragement and publishing opportunities over there, too.) You must RSVP prior to coming. If you are unable to RSVP, send me a message. If you are bringing a guest, remember to include that in your RSVP. During the meeting, submissions are critiqued in order of submission. We use the Milford-Style Workshopping Method (http://cascadewriters.com/milford-style-workshopping/). The critiques begin with the person to the author's left and go around the circle. In the name of expediency, authors are asked to remain silent during the critiques. Authors are given time to respond after all critiques have been given. The amount of time allotted to each person will depend on the number of submissions and the number of people providing feedback.

**ONLINE ONLY** Check In and Chat

Online event

NOTE: ALL FUTURE RRWG MEETINGS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A password is required to enter the zoom meeting. RSVP to receive an email containing the password shortly before the start of the meeting. Quarantine and the pandemic have limited the amount of time we've had to just hang out and be supportive of one another. Since the Write In format of our usual Thursday meetings doesn't translate well to Zoom, we've decided to make Thursday nights a time to socialize and check in with each other. Pour yourself a beverage, make yourself a snack, and come hang out with us. Talk about your current project (or lack thereof), work through any pesky plot problems, bounce ideas off of the group, and generally just touch base with other writers.

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*ONLINE ONLY* Monday WIP

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