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This writing meetup is for all who love writing! All genres of writing are accepted. All levels are accepted. If you love to write, this is a group to gain support, to share what you have written and to receive feedback, explore new subjects, and the opportunity to switch it up and try different styles. If you’re a poet and you wondered about fiction, this is a chance to try it out in a supportive environment.

Bring a piece of writing you are working on (no more than 2 pages, 1-1/2 spacing), or something you wrote before. For those who are perfecting their writing, feel free to let the group know what it is you may be looking to do differently, or receive feedback on how a reader (listener) hears your story and the feedback they provide.

Writers can give tips about how they process their writing, what stumbles they may have, and receive ideas about exploring other areas of writing. Writers can receive feedback on pieces they may be struggling with, or share a piece they love, and entertain new ideas from group members. This is not a critical writing group. It is a group to continue your love of writing, to learn from others, to explore various avenues of writing, and to meet people who love writing, too. Every writer has a soft spot in their heart for their writing. This group can help you to evolve into writing different styles, genres, and point out, as a reader, what might make a scene or setting more effective. It's a group effort. Constructive, positive, reinforcing and new ideas for feedback are welcome.

Bring your notebook, pen or laptop and your ideas. We open with a short prompt, and then share what we are working on, explore different genres of writing, or begin working on a new piece. What we share is a love of writing and a desire to create, entertain and find new ways of doing what we love. Come join us!

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Bring a piece you are working on, or ideas about something new to write.

*Be sure to have your email listed on Meetup to "receive organizer's emails," and that your email is correctly entered, so that you are sure to receive information about the group. I have no access to members' emails, unless they offer them. And also check this site for updates, just in case. Thanks!* The meeting room at iHOP opens at 6:00 p.m. to start ordering food & drinks. The Writing Group Meeting is 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The meeting room is open until 11 p.m. · iHop - Private Meeting Room (http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations) [masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Ave. & Whole Foods), Capitola, CA · iHOP,[masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Road & Whole Foods) - in the Lucky's, Rite Aid, See's Plaza I am so impressed by the quality of writing, the range of topics, the various writing styles, and our creative group of writers! I hope you will join us this month. This is not a "stiff" group of people, but true creatives who want to get the push they need to write more often, and the feedback that can help to find your writing going in the direction that you want it to go in. :D We begin with a two-minute check-in - what we are working on, how we did during the month, and how things are going. We have a ten-minute prompt. Prompts are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. A prompt is a short phrase or topic that you write what you want about it. The creative variety of the prompt is very interesting to hear. Please bring a piece of writing to read - no more than 2 typed pages, 1-1/2 double spacing. You will receive feedback that can be helpful. We hold our writing close to us, and I ask that people be open to the various styles and genres we have in this group. We have a large group, and readings should be approximately 6 minutes with a 5-minute feedback from group members. I am impressed by the great feedback other writers give and receive. The feedback is insightful, helpful, and useful. You are welcome to stick around and chat afterwards. If you are writing a novel or long story, please choose a portion that you would like feedback on that will fit into the six minutes of reading, so that you can receive feedback on that piece. For a little more info, use this link: https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-County-Writers-Group/about/ Meetings are planned for every last Friday of the month. You can calendar in the last Friday of the month, and if there is a change because of holidays or an important reason, then we will schedule for another day. We will be meeting at iHOP on 41st Avenue near Capitola Road from 7:00-9:30 p.m., however, the meeting room will now open at 6:00 p.m. and I encourage you to come in earlier to order. There is lots of parking. Starting at 6:00 p.m., you will be able to begin ordering. This will help to not cut into our meeting time as much. To help ahead of time, there is the link to the iHOP menu. Meals range from $6.00 to $12.00, and, of course, coffee & tea. Please order something to eat/drink, because we have to pay $100 for the room rental for the evening. Our choice is to pay the fee in cash (depending on how many are there), or to order something to eat as long as the total of the group adds up to $100. If you choose to not eat or drink something, please contribute to the payment of the rent. Their evening fee for the group is $100. Check out the menu and I think you'll find something you can have for the evening. This was the best public place with parking that I could find for a large evening meeting. Thanks for your consideration, as we all have to contribute to the rental fee. :D Here is a menu link: http://www.ihop.com/menus/main-menu Thank you to all the wonderful writers who attended our last meeting. We had a lot of great feedback and also a lot of laughs. We have a great group of very creative writers, access to tips and information, great feedback, and an intelligent, highly creative group! :) Bring your writing, ideas and enthusiasm!

Bring a piece you are working on, or ideas about something new to write.

*Be sure to have your email listed on Meetup to "receive organizer's emails," and that your email is correctly entered, so that you are sure to receive information about the group. I have no access to members' emails, unless they offer them. And also check this site for updates, just in case. Thanks!* The meeting room at iHOP opens at 6:00 p.m. to start ordering food & drinks. The Writing Group Meeting is 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The meeting room is open until 11 p.m. · iHop - Private Meeting Room (http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations) [masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Ave. & Whole Foods), Capitola, CA · iHOP,[masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Road & Whole Foods) - in the Lucky's, Rite Aid, See's Plaza I am so impressed by the quality of writing, the range of topics, the various writing styles, and our creative group of writers! I hope you will join us this month. This is not a "stiff" group of people, but true creatives who want to get the push they need to write more often, and the feedback that can help to find your writing going in the direction that you want it to go in. :D We have a two-minute check-in for members, who they are, what they're working on and a chance to catch up with other members. We start with a ten-minute prompt. Prompts are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. A prompt is a short phrase or topic that you write what you want about it. The creative variety of the prompt is very interesting to hear. Please bring a piece of writing to read - no more than 2-1/2 typed pages, 1-1/2 spacing. You will receive feedback that can be helpful. We hold our writing close to us, and I ask that people be open to the various styles and genres we have in this group. We have a large group, and readings should be approximately 6 minutes with a 5-minute feedback from group members. I am impressed by the great feedback other writers give and receive. The feedback is insightful, helpful, and useful. You are welcome to stick around and chat afterwards. If you are writing a novel or long story, please choose a portion that you would like feedback on that will fit into the six minutes of reading, so that you can receive feedback on that piece. Feedback is constructive and respectful. Each writer is working with their own style and content. For a little more info, use this link: https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-County-Writers-Group/about/ Meetings are planned for every last Friday of the month. You can calendar in the last Friday of the month, and if there is a change because of holidays or an important reason, then we will schedule for another day. We will be meeting at iHOP on 41st Avenue near Capitola Road from 7:00-9:30 p.m., however, the meeting room will now open at 6:00 p.m. and I encourage you to come in earlier to order. There is lots of parking. Starting at 6:00 p.m., you will be able to begin ordering. This will help to not cut into our meeting time as much. To help ahead of time, there is the link to the iHOP menu. Meals range from $6.00 to $12.00, and, of course, coffee & tea. Here is a menu link: http://www.ihop.com/menus/main-menu Thank you to all the wonderful writers who attended our last meeting. We had a lot of great feedback and also a lot of laughs. We have a great group of very creative writers, access to tips and information, great feedback, and an intelligent, highly creative group! :) Bring your writing, ideas and enthusiasm! ****************************************************************

Bring a piece you are working on, or ideas about something new to write.

*Be sure to have your email listed on Meetup to "receive organizer's emails," and that your email is correctly entered, so that you are sure to receive information about the group. I have no access to members' emails, unless they offer them. And also check this site for updates, just in case. Thanks!* The meeting room at iHOP opens at 6:00 p.m. to start ordering food & drinks. The Writing Group Meeting is 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The meeting room is open until 11 p.m. · iHop - Private Meeting Room (http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations) [masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Ave. & Whole Foods), Capitola, CA · iHOP,[masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Road & Whole Foods) - in the Lucky's, Rite Aid, See's Plaza I am so impressed by the quality of writing, the range of topics, the various writing styles, and our creative group of writers! I hope you will join us this month. This is not a "stiff" group of people, but true creatives who want to get the push they need to write more often, and the feedback that can help to find your writing going in the direction that you want it to go in. :D We begin with a two-minute check-in - what we are working on, how we did during the month, and how things are going. We have a ten-minute prompt. Prompts are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. A prompt is a short phrase or topic that you write what you want about it. The creative variety of the prompt is very interesting to hear. Please bring a piece of writing to read - no more than 2 typed pages, 1-1/2 double spacing. You will receive feedback that can be helpful. We hold our writing close to us, and I ask that people be open to the various styles and genres we have in this group. We have a large group, and readings should be approximately 6 minutes with a 5-minute feedback from group members. I am impressed by the great feedback other writers give and receive. The feedback is insightful, helpful, and useful. You are welcome to stick around and chat afterwards. If you are writing a novel or long story, please choose a portion that you would like feedback on that will fit into the six minutes of reading, so that you can receive feedback on that piece. For a little more info, use this link: https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-County-Writers-Group/about/ Meetings are planned for every last Friday of the month. You can calendar in the last Friday of the month, and if there is a change because of holidays or an important reason, then we will schedule for another day. We will be meeting at iHOP on 41st Avenue near Capitola Road from 7:00-9:30 p.m., however, the meeting room will now open at 6:00 p.m. and I encourage you to come in earlier to order. There is lots of parking. Starting at 6:00 p.m., you will be able to begin ordering. This will help to not cut into our meeting time as much. To help ahead of time, there is the link to the iHOP menu. Meals range from $6.00 to $12.00, and, of course, coffee & tea. Please order something to eat/drink, because we have to pay $100 for the room rental for the evening. Our choice is to pay the fee in cash (depending on how many are there), or to order something to eat as long as the total of the group adds up to $100. If you choose to not eat or drink something, please contribute to the payment of the rent. Their evening fee for the group is $100. Check out the menu and I think you'll find something you can have for the evening. This was the best public place with parking that I could find for a large evening meeting. Thanks for your consideration, as we all have to contribute to the rental fee. :D Here is a menu link: http://www.ihop.com/menus/main-menu Thank you to all the wonderful writers who attended our last meeting. We had a lot of great feedback and also a lot of laughs. We have a great group of very creative writers, access to tips and information, great feedback, and an intelligent, highly creative group! :) Bring your writing, ideas and enthusiasm!

Bring a piece you are working on, or ideas about something new to write.

*Be sure to have your email listed on Meetup to "receive organizer's emails," and that your email is correctly entered, so that you are sure to receive information about the group. I have no access to members' emails, unless they offer them. And also check this site for updates, just in case. Thanks!* The meeting room at iHOP opens at 6:00 p.m. to start ordering food & drinks. The Writing Group Meeting is 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The meeting room is open until 11 p.m. · iHop - Private Meeting Room (http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations) [masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Ave. & Whole Foods), Capitola, CA · iHOP,[masked]st Avenue, Capitola (near Capitola Road & Whole Foods) - in the Lucky's, Rite Aid, See's Plaza I am so impressed by the quality of writing, the range of topics, the various writing styles, and our creative group of writers! I hope you will join us this month. This is not a "stiff" group of people, but true creatives who want to get the push they need to write more often, and the feedback that can help to find your writing going in the direction that you want it to go in. :D We have a two-minute check-in for members, who they are, what they're working on and a chance to catch up with other members. We start with a ten-minute prompt. Prompts are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. A prompt is a short phrase or topic that you write what you want about it. The creative variety of the prompt is very interesting to hear. Please bring a piece of writing to read - no more than 2-1/2 typed pages, 1-1/2 spacing. You will receive feedback that can be helpful. We hold our writing close to us, and I ask that people be open to the various styles and genres we have in this group. We have a large group, and readings should be approximately 6 minutes with a 5-minute feedback from group members. I am impressed by the great feedback other writers give and receive. The feedback is insightful, helpful, and useful. You are welcome to stick around and chat afterwards. If you are writing a novel or long story, please choose a portion that you would like feedback on that will fit into the six minutes of reading, so that you can receive feedback on that piece. Feedback is constructive and respectful. Each writer is working with their own style and content. For a little more info, use this link: https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-County-Writers-Group/about/ Meetings are planned for every last Friday of the month. You can calendar in the last Friday of the month, and if there is a change because of holidays or an important reason, then we will schedule for another day. We will be meeting at iHOP on 41st Avenue near Capitola Road from 7:00-9:30 p.m., however, the meeting room will now open at 6:00 p.m. and I encourage you to come in earlier to order. There is lots of parking. Starting at 6:00 p.m., you will be able to begin ordering. This will help to not cut into our meeting time as much. To help ahead of time, there is the link to the iHOP menu. Meals range from $6.00 to $12.00, and, of course, coffee & tea. Here is a menu link: http://www.ihop.com/menus/main-menu Thank you to all the wonderful writers who attended our last meeting. We had a lot of great feedback and also a lot of laughs. We have a great group of very creative writers, access to tips and information, great feedback, and an intelligent, highly creative group! :) Bring your writing, ideas and enthusiasm! ****************************************************************

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